Segregation and the Rule of Law

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Professor Thomas Grant QC examines the way Rule of Law has been used to enforce segregation legislation.

The law has been used to entrench and uphold racial prejudice, most infamously in South Africa during the apartheid years, but also in the United States in the period up to the mid-twentieth century. In South Africa and the southern states of America, judges showed themselves willing to use the law to uphold and promote white supremacy.

This lecture will discuss the uneasy interplay between the concept of the rule of law and the enforcement of segregation legislation.

Date and time

Monday 21 March 2022, 6pm.

How to take part

The lecture will be livestreamed. To register for the livestream, please visit Gresham College's website.