Public Lecture: Staying on Course in Stormy Times: Professor Cleveringa and the Rule of Law
November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm +04
About the Event:
Join the public lecture hosted by the LL.M. program, featuring Professor Rick Lawson. On November 26, 1940, at a time when his country was under Nazi occupation, Dean Cleveringa spoke out against the occupiers’ order to dismiss Jewish professors from university. His courageous protest was an expression, not only of solidarity among colleagues and friends, but also of a principled belief in the values of equal treatment, freedom of religion, respect for the law — core tenets of a democracy governed by the rule of law. What can we learn today from Professor Cleveringa’s example?
About the Speaker:
Professor Rick Lawson is a Dutch academic specializing in European human rights law. He has been the chair of the Faculty of Law of Leiden University since 2001. He served as dean of Leiden Law School from 2011 to 2016, was nominated by the Dutch Government for the position of judge in the European Court of Human Rights in 2017, and is a member of the Management Board of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency in Vienna since 2020.