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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

Student Blogs

UCL European Institute

Writers of the UCLU European Society's award-winning Eureka Magazine contribute blog entries on Institute events and related topics.


Legacies of European Colonial Slavery
12 March 2014

This joint lecture addressed the issue of how Colonial slavery profoundly shaped modern Europe – in France as well as in Britain.


Refugee Protection, Migration and Human Rights in Europe
4 March 2014

The Syrian crisis is not only the world’s largest humanitarian crisis at present, but also Europe’s biggest refugee crisis in twenty years.


EU Trade Commissioner speaks on EU-US trade negotiations
21 February 2014

EU Trade Commissioner speaks on EU-US trade negotiations. Summary and reflection on a UCL European Institute event.


Self-Determination Processes in the EU: The Case of Catalonia 
20 October 2013

Summary and reflection on a UCL European Institute event: This half-day conference assessed the implications of separating from the state by concentrating on the case of Catalonia.


Is this Time Different? The 2014 European Parliament Elections
17 October 2013

Summary and reflection on the UCL European Institute event: an event that managed to combine pessimism with belief in the future.