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An interview with the President of the European Court of Human Rights

Dean Spielmann, President of the European Court of Human Rights since September 2012, has served as a Judge in the Court for over a decade. In a recent interview with the UCL Law Society’s Silk v. Brief, highlights of which are condensed in the blog post below, he discusses the evolving role of human rights in Europe, and explores the complicated relationship between the UK and the European Convention on Human Rights.
Dean Spielmann
23 March 2015 More...

Published: Apr 15, 2015 5:05:59 PM

In Defence of Rights

Philippe Sands, Professor of Law at UCL and practising barrister in international law, and Helena Kennedy, a leading barrister and academic in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues, were members of the 2011 Commission on a Bill of Rights. In highlights from a recent article in the London Review of Books, they discuss how human rights intersect with politics, examine the UK’s strained relationship with the European Convention on Human Rights, and question the possible motivations lying behind the proposed Bill.
Prof. Philippe Sands 
Helena Kennedy
1 April 2015 More...

Published: Apr 15, 2015 4:53:17 PM

Exploring ‘Exploratory Governance': the Hertie Governance Report 2015

With the Eurozone crisis not yet over, Albert Weale, Professor of Political Theory and Public Policy at UCL, reviews the Hertie Governance Report 2015 as it analyses the key issues facing the European Institutions in terms of economic governance. As ad hoc solutions are found to deal with urgent matters, what does this mean for political accountability and reform in the EU, and what lessons have been learnt?
Prof. Albert Weale
14 April 2015 More...

Published: Apr 15, 2015 4:45:13 PM

Defining a new political contract for the EU

The EU is faced with the challenges of fashioning practices and institutions that reconcile the conflicting demands on political representatives from their international partners and their domestic constituents. This has been particularly manifest in the eurozone recently, but it reflects a deeper challenge which also concerns non euro-area members such as the UK.
Prof Albert Weale 
19 March 2015 More...

Published: Mar 19, 2015 2:28:21 PM

Don’t let the Paris murderers win

Professor Laborde warns against the reactivist response to the Paris murders: they misunderstand the role played by free speech and by laïcité. Further, they allow criminals to set the term of the debate on how to better facilitate Muslim integration if France.
Professor Cécile Laborde
26 February 2015 More...

Published: Feb 25, 2015 11:45:41 AM

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European Institute Advisory Board

13 April 2015
We are delighted to announce two new members of the european advisory board: Damian Green MP and Dr Kirsty Hughes. More...

Published: Apr 13, 2015 10:24:54 PM

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A Call for Drawings

5 May 2015
Artists, scientists and other professionals are invited to submit drawings for an interdisciplinary research project investigating the role of visual thinking and the role of visualizations in cognitive and creative processes. More...

Published: Mar 18, 2015 12:54:28 PM

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Britain & Europe Series

2015-16. Click here for details on upcoming policy panels, resource collections and our new blog.

UCL in the Press

Weighing the evidence for banning skinny catwalk models

20 March 2015
Dr. Sarah Jackson, Research Psychologist at UCL's Health Behaviour Research Centre at UCL writes on the research behind the French parliaments plan to ban unhealthily thin models from catwalks.  More...

Published: Mar 26, 2015 12:17:27 PM

UK overseas Domestic Worker Visa: Impact on Workers

17 March 2015
UCL Academic Dr. Virginia Mantouvalou has published research on how the 2012 UK overseas domestic worker visa has impacted on overseas domestic workers.  More...

Published: Mar 26, 2015 11:47:31 AM

Featured Events 

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Mobile Identities

5 June 2015
This conference will bring together Master’s and PhD students from multiple disciplinary backgrounds to discuss the identity politics of contemporary migration, with specific reference to how notions of gender, sexuality and agency shape understandings of this evolving field. More...

Starts: Jun 5, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Reforming the Eurozone

Reforming the Eurozone

17-18 June 2015
Save the date!
This Policy Panel, organised in cooperation with Business for New Europe, is next up on our 2-year series on Britain's relationship with the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights.  More...

Starts: Jun 17, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Featured Media

Irish Ambassador

Britain & Europe Series: Irish Ambassador, Dan Mulhall
Video, 6:13mins

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Nous sommes citoyens:
Freedom of Speech after Paris
Video, 8:31mins

Britain and Europe Pathways

Britain & Europe Series: Pathways to EU reform
Video, 14:26mins