The lecture by Professor of Law Andrew Haynes will take place on Wednesday, 14 April at 6pm.
The lecture, titled the relationship between anti-laundering laws and civil liberties, will take place in lecture theatre MC001 at the Wolverhampton City Campus.
Professor Haynes, from the School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications, said: “My lecture will look at the laws against money laundering, which have been progressively widened over the last 20 years. This imposes ever greater requirements on those in the financial services and legal sectors to spy on their client base for the state.
“This enormous incursion into civil liberties has not been matched by any significant damage to those the laws are designed to combat. The lecture considers the relevant laws, examines the extent to which they succeed and balances this against the impact on civil liberties.”
Professor Andrew Haynes joined the University of Wolverhampton in 1991. He is also Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Macau, People’s Republic of China.
The 13th public lecture series is open to all and aims to showcase University research on a wide range of subjects.
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