Public lecture delivered by Professor AWB Simpson

Scope and Content

Text of a public lecture given by Professor Simpson on the issue of preservation of personal liberty with respect to wartime internment and the Liversidge V Anderson case

Administrative / Biographical History

Regulation 18B of the Defence Regulations, 1939 relates to the wartime internment if the Home Secretary has 'reasonable cause' to believe a person has 'hostile associates'.

The landmark Liversidge v Anderson case was concerned with the support the judiciary should give to the Government in times of national emergency.

The lecture, given on 12 May 1987 was subsequently published in the 1988 'Denning Law Journal'.

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Custodial History

Donated by Prof. Simpson, Professor of Law, University of Kent, July 1987