This year, the German Basic Law (Grundgesetz) is 75 years old. It is the foundation of Germany’s democratic constitutional state. After the peaceful revolution in the GDR in 1989, the Basic Law became the common constitution of a reunified Germany on 3 October 1990. On 4 December 2024 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Lord Sales from the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Prof. Dr. Johannes Masing, former Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, and Lord Mance, former Deputy President of the Supreme Court, will be discussing highlights and challenges to the constitution on Zoom, using prominent law cases as examples.

Philip James Sales, Lord Sales, PC is a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. He took office on 14 January 2019.

Prof. Dr. Johannes Masing has been a professor of constitutional law at the University of Freiburg since 2007 and was appointed as a judge to the German Constitutional Court in April 2008, where he served until June 2020.

Lord Mance was Deputy President of the Supreme Court. He sat from 1993 to 1999 as a Commercial Judge, was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 1999, and to the House of Lords in 2005 where he spent four years as a Law Lord before becoming a Justice of the Supreme Court on its formation in 2009 and its Deputy President in 2017-2018.

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4 December - 4 December
Time 18:30 - 19:30
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