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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...

Starts: Mar 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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...

Starts: Apr 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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...

Starts: Apr 14, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Steering Group

UCL European Institute

A Steering Group, comprising academic staff drawn from departments across UCL with a recognised stake and research expertise in European topics, works with the Institute’s staff to develop and deliver the programme of activities. In particular, the Group will help us ensure that the Institute represents the interests and needs of the academic community in this field. 

Tim Beasley-Murray
Senior Lecturer in European Thought and Culture
Stephanie Bird
Senior Lecturer in German
Ingrid Boccardi
Lecturer in EU Laws
Wendy Carlin
Professor of Economics
David Coen
Professor of Public Policy
Pete Delves
Pro-Provost for Europe
Piet Eeckhout
Professor of EU Law
François Guesnet
Reader in Modern Jewish History
Kevin Inston
Senior Lecturer in French
Axel Körner
Professor Modern European History
Ioannis Lianos
Professor in Competition Law and Economics
Veronique Munoz-Dardé
Professor of Philosophy
Christine Reh
Senior Lecturer in European Politics
Peter Zusi
Lecturer in Czech with Slovak Studies