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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: May 2, 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: May 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Recovering Overpaid tax: The Shifting role of the ECJ

Publication date: Nov 13, 2013 04:48 PM

Start: Feb 11, 2014 12:00 AM

Britain & Europe Series. 11 February 2014


When:

11 February 2014, 5.00pm
Admission Free

Where:

Faculty of Laws

 

The San Giorgio principle is now well established – where tax has been levied contrary to the rules of EU law, the taxpayer has a right to recover the tax paid. This is a consequence of and an adjunct to the rights conferred on individuals by the EU provisions prohibiting those charges in the first place. What is less clear is the changing role of the ECJ in relation to overpaid tax cases further to this principle. The speakers will consider two aspects of the shifting role of the ECJ.

Part of our Britain & Europe Series.

For further information, see our online bibliography, references and resources page set up specifically for this seminar.

Speakers
  • Rebecca Williams (Oxford)
  • Maximilian Schlote (One Essex Court)
  • Chair: Monica Bhandari (UCL)

Register: Eventbrite


This event is supported by UCL European Institute's Call for Proposals