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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

Inaugural Lecture: David Coen on Business Lobbying in the EU

Publication date: Jan 27, 2012 05:41 PM

Start: Mar 13, 2012 12:00 AM

13 March 2012

Time:
13 March, 6.30pm

Venue:
Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
Wilkins Building
University College London
WC1H 6BT

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business

The role of the firm in European public policy has been a long-standing contentious issue for academics and policymakers. Moving beyond the Euro corporatists, this lecture will develop an analysis of individual business lobbying capacities that takes account of the distinct nature of EU public policy process. The talk will address the political behavioural logic of business, assess the allocation of political resources across the European institutions and along the policy cycle, and explore the effectiveness of such strategies.

Professor David Coen (Department of Political Science)

Prior to joining UCL David Coen held appointments at the London Business School and Max Planck Institute and wrote his PhD at the European University Institute in Florence. In 2008/2009 he held the Fulbright Distinguished Fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in 2009 and is currently a member of the board of the European Centre for Public Affairs and the Ethics Committee of the European Public Affairs Committee. His recent book “Lobbying the EU” was published by OUP in 2009, and he edited the “Handbook of Business and Government” for OUP in 2010.