Raja Aziz Addruse Lecture

Memorial Lecture Series

In 2011, Bar Council Malaysia instituted the Raja Aziz Addruse Memorial Lecture series in memory of Raja Aziz Addruse, the Malaysian Bar’s President thrice over.

The inaugural Raja Aziz Addruse Memorial Lecture, organised in collaboration with The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn Alumni Association of Malaysia, was held at the Bar Council’s Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium on 29 October 2011.  Chief Justice of India (Retired) J S Verma delivered the lecture, entitled “Humane Governance: Imperative for Human Rights”.

Subsequent memorial lectures feature as plenary sessions during the Malaysian Bar’s biennial International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”).

  • Ben Emmerson QC, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism: “Counter-Terrorism, Human Rights and the Rule of Law — The UN Perspective” (27 September 2012)
  • Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz, founding President of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (“IDEAS”): “Inspirations from Raja Aziz Addruse: Morality and the Rule of Law” (24 September 2014)
  • Zainah Anwar, Director of Musawah: “In Search of Common Ground: Reconciling Religion and Human Rights” (21 September 2016)
  • Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Hj Shad Saleem Faruqi, Holder of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Chair, Faculty of Law, University of Malaya: “30th Anniversary of the 1988 Judicial Crisis: Lessons about the Importance of Judicial Independence and Impartiality” (15 August 2018)