Science Circle Lecture on “Liberty and Security in Times of International Terrorism” by Prof. Dieter Grimm

A Science Circle Lecture on the topic “Liberty and Security in times of International Terrorism” by Prof. Dr. Dieter Grimm, former Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany as well as Professor at Humboldt University Berlin and Yale Law School, was organized by the German Embassy New Delhi in collaboration with the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) at the German House, New Delhi, on 10th January.
The lecture was on weighing the protection of individual rights against the need to protect society from the increasing threat of terrorism. It spelled out the principle of proportionality and how the German Constitutional Court applied it in the context of liberty and security.
The lecture began with opening remarks by the German Ambassador to India, Dr. Martin Ney, followed by the introduction of Prof. Grimm by Heike Mock, Chairwoman of the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New Delhi. It was followed by an interactive Q&A session and high tea. The Ambassador hosted a dinner for Prof. Grimm and eminent lawyers at his Residence later where constitutional issues were elaborated upon in vivid discussions.
Prof. Grimm still teaches constitutional law at Humboldt University Berlin and at the Yale Law School. From 1987 to 1999, he served as Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. His most recent book “Constitutionalism - Past, Present and Future” appeared 2016 with Oxford University Press.

Science Circle Lecture on “Liberty and Security in Times of International Terrorism” by Prof. Dieter Grimm

Science Circle Lecture on “Liberty and Security in Times of International Terrorism” by Prof.  Dieter Grimm