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Zurich Salon: Human Rights, Sovereignty &Democracy

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
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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

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