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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: 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

Promoting Global Transparency: A Transatlantic Challenge

Publication date: Nov 01, 2012 03:45 PM

Start: Nov 01, 2012 05:00 PM
End: Dec 10, 2012 07:00 PM

10 December 2012

When:

10 Dec 2012, 9.00am-12.00pm

Where:
Europe House
32 Smith Square
London SW1P 3EU

Admission strictly by registration only. For RSVP details see below.

Global Transparency

The European Parliament Information Office in London, the Embassy of the United States, London, and UCL European Institute invite you to attend a conference on how the UK, EU and U.S. can work together to promote open and transparent business practices in emerging markets.

The morning conference opens with keynote remarks by Minister Barbara Stephenson, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, London, followed by two panel discussions, both moderated by Shawn Donnan, World News Editor, Financial Times.

The first panel discussion, “Promoting Transparency in Global Investment,” will focus on successful efforts to promote transparency. The second panel discussion, “U.S., UK and EU Transparency Efforts: how and where they can converge” will review American, British and European Union government perspectives. 


 SCHEDULE:
08.30 Buffet Breakfast
09.00 Welcome by European Parliament Office
09.05 Keynote remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Barbara Stephenson
09.15
Panel Discussion 1: Promoting Transparency in global investment
  Karina Litvack (Head of Governance & Sustainable Investment, F&C Asset Management)
  Diarmid O'Sullivan, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
  Tom Burgis, former FT West Africa correspondent / USAID Speaker
  Q&A Session
 10.15  Tea Break
10.30
Panel Discussion 2: U.S., UK & EU transparency efforts; how & where they can converge
  Arlene McCarthy MEP, Vice-Chair, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  Michael C Camuñez, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Market Access & Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce
  Dr. Ioannis Lianos (UCL) Director of Centre for Law, Economics & Society; Co-Director Institute of Global Law
   Q&A Session
 11.15  Concluding remarks by Shawn Donnan

RSVP | Please email Agnieszka.PIELA@ext.ec.europa.eu


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European Parliament LondonPromoting Global Transparency: A Transatlantic Challenge