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COMMENTS 

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

UCLU German Society Summit 2014

Publication date: Feb 17, 2014 01:07 PM

Start: Feb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
End: Feb 28, 2014 12:00 AM

27-28 February 2014
Former Chancellery Candidate Peer Steinbrück (SPD) will give the keynote at the society's first summit this year.

When:
27-28 February 2014

Where:
UCL Campus

For detailed timings and venues, please download the full programme.

 

On the 27th and 28th of February 2014, the UCLU German Society will welcome a range of high profile speakers from Germany and the UK. The speakers will present a large variety of topics ranging from politics, European economy and entrepreneurship to journalism and art in Germany.

Programme

The keynote speech - on Challenges in Europe - will be delivered by PEER STEINBRÜCK MdB, Federal Minister of Finance (2005-2009) and Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia (2002-2005).

The programme will feature contributions by PHILIPP PETRESCU (CEO Lendico), PROFESSOR CHRISTIAN DUSTMANN (Professor of Economics and Director of CReAM, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration, at UCL), DR PETRA LANGE-BERNDT (UCL History of Art), IMKE BAASEN (German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD) and FRANK SCHMIECHEN (Deputy Editor-in-Chief of WeltGroup).

Download the full programme.

All talks are open to public and don't require tickets. Everyone can attend as many talks as he or she wishes and all talks are independent of each other. Seats will be allocated at a first come first serve basis.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the organisers on summit@germansociety.co.uk.