Compact Course

Why Legal Validity Matters

Monday, 2019/09/09 - Friday, 2019/09/13

Maris Köpcke Tinturé
Maris Köpcke Tinturé

Critical human interests are affected on a daily basis by appeal to past decisions deemed to be 'legally valid'. They include statutes, deportation orders, judgments, mortgage contracts, patents and wills. Through the technique of validity, lawyerly reasoning settles morally pressing matters in a way that largely bypasses moral argument. Legal philosophy has paid considerable attention to validity criteria, but it has neglected to explore validity's point: whether, and if so how, the pervasive technique of validity can contribute to a legal system's ability to realise justice and human rights.

Event organizer: PLEP Master
Speaker: Dr. Maris Köpcke Tinturé, University of Oxford
Date: 2019/09/09 - 2019/09/13
Time: 09:15 - 16:30
Locality: F -106
Lerchenweg 36
3012 Bern
Registration: Register on KSL here
Characteristics: not open to the public
free of charge