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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.
23 March 2015 More...
Starts: Mar 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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
1 April 2015 More...
Starts: Apr 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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
EU & European Careers Event 2013
Publication date: Feb 19, 2013 11:39 AM
Mar 12, 2013 06:00 PM
End: Mar 12, 2013 08:00 PM
12 March 2013
The event organised by UCL European Institute & UCLU European Society offers students an overview over career options with EU institutions, UK civil service, and relevant private and third-sector organisations and provides an insight into access pathways and entry criteria. Speakers will give presentations during a 1h30min panel discussion and Q&A followed by a networking session.
- Elise Graham: Parliamentary Assistant to Shadow Minister for International Development Rushanara Ali MP.
- Dr. Christine Reh: UCL SPP Lecturer in European Politics; Programme Director MSc European Public Policy. She holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, an MA in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges and an MA in English Literature, Linguistics and Politics from the University of Trier. Christine previously worked as a teaching assistant at the College of Europe, as a research assistant at the Federal Trust in London and as an intern with the Permanent Representation of Germany to the European Union in Brussels.
- Marley Morris: Researcher at Counterpoint on the Recapturing Europe’s Reluctant Radicals project. He has an integrated Masters and BA in Maths and Philosophy from the University of Oxford. Prior to his work at Counterpoint Marley was at the Violence and Extremism programme at Demos where he researched on the ‘Populism in Europe’ project and the ‘Ageing across Europe’ project.
- John Evans: Staff translator with the Directorate-General for Translation – the translation service of the European Commission – working from French, Spanish, Portuguese and Polish. He currently works at the European Commission Representation in London where he is involved in a range of initiatives to promote language learning in the UK and raise awareness of opportunities for linguists within the European institutions. John has a BA (Hons) in French and Spanish from Cardiff University (1998) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Translating and Interpreting from Bath University (2000). Before joining the Commission in 2005 he worked as a linguist in the UK civil service and as a staff translator for a United Nations agency in Switzerland.
- Chaired by Millicent Scott: Millicent's background is in citizenship and political education. Before joining us she managed the Association for Citizenship Teaching for six years, producing educational materials and training teachers. She has also worked for the Scottish Civic Forum, the Scottish Government (Education department) and the Financial Times. Her academic qualifications are an MSc in Nationalism and Citizenship from the University of Edinburgh and a BA hons in European Studies from the University of London (LSE and KCL). She speaks English, Norwegian, German and French.
With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.