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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

European Focus Week: Colonialism for the 21st Century? Europe in Africa

Publication date: Jan 25, 2013 12:00 AM

Start: Feb 27, 2013 07:00 PM
End: Feb 27, 2013 09:00 PM

26 February 2013


When
27 February, 7.00pm

Where
B31 Denys Holland LT
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
London WC1H 0EG


Focus Week

What are the political challenges involved in European donor attempts to use their economic leverage to oblige Governments to adopt pro-poor rather than pro-rich policies, and the role of the donor community in promoting democracy and economic liberalisation.

Speakers:

This event is supported by UCL European Institute


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With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.