We welcome you to join us for our thought-provoking Zurich Salon.
The event takes place: Tuesday 15th November Protected content , 7pm at Guild Room, Weisser Wind (Oberdorfstrasse 20), Zürich More info and tickets here: Protected content
Switzerland will hold a referendum to decide whether the Federal Constitution should be the ultimate source of law for the Swiss Confederation. And the British government plans to leave the European Convention on Human Rights. What should be the balance between giving freedom to lawmakers and voters to enact anything they want and retaining some ‘fundamental’ rights that may not be breached?
Is giving judges such a large say a useful means to protect our rights or does it simply bypass democracy? Indeed, is democracy overrated, as some have suggested? Would we be better to rely on the judgment of experts and supranational bodies that aren’t directly answerable to the electorate?
Our panel and chair: Prof. Dr. Hans-Ueli Vogt Prof. Dr. iur. Matthias Mahlmann Dr. iur. RA Peter Studer Andrea Huber Luke Gittos Andrew Wheelhouse