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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

Sir Tony Brenton: “Russia and Europe: Friends or Foes?”

Publication date: Jan 18, 2012 06:01 PM

Start: Mar 09, 2012 12:00 AM

9 March 2012, Gustave Tuck, 6pm

Date & Time:
9 March 2012
6pm

NOTE THE VENUE:
Gustave Tuck LT

Followed by a reception in the South Cloisters.

Admission is free and open to all

Sir Tony Brenton

The UCL European Institute and UCLU European Society are delighted to welcome Sir Tony Brenton, former British Ambassador to the Russian Federation 2004-2008, for a talk on “Russia and Europe: Friends or Foes?”.

The event will be chaired by Dr Robin Aizlewood, Director of the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

Sir Tony started his career in the British Foreign Office in 1975 learning Arabic and working in the British Embassy in Cairo for three years. In the following he worked in London and Brussels on European Community Foreign, Energy Policy and Environment Policy. He further specialised on the issue of environmental and energy policy during his sabbatical at Harvard University when he wrote “The Greening of Machiavelli – The History of International Environmental Politics”. Back in London, he headed a UN Department in the Foreign Office from 1989 to 90 and among other things negotiated for the 1992 Rio “Earth Summit”.

Sir Tony first worked in the British Embassy in Moscow from 1994 to 1998 and served as British Ambassador to the Russian Federation from 2004 to 2008. In 2007 he was awarded a KCMG, the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George.

Since 2009 he has been a fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge. He also works as an advisor to Lloyd’s Insurance and to the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy.

For the latest updates on the event as well as for more information on UCLU European Society, visit www.eurosoc.co.uk. For any other queries please contact info@eurosoc.co.uk.