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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

Dignity in Adversity - a Workshop with Seyla Benhabib (UCL-Yale Collaboration)

Publication date: Nov 03, 2011 10:29 AM

Start: Mar 22, 2013 09:00 AM
End: Mar 22, 2013 09:00 PM

22 March 2013


When
22 March 2013, 9.30-6.00pm

Where
Senate House
Woburn Suite
Malet Street
London WC1E


Seyla Benhabib
Eventbrite - Dignity in Adversity: A Workshop with Prof. Seyla Benhabib (UCL-Yale)

Seyla Benhabib is one of the leading theorists of citizenship, democracy and rights, and the challenges and opportunities posed to their traditional configuration within sovereign nation states by multiculturalism and globalisation. This workshop discusses her latest collection of essays on the topic - Dignity in Diversity- Human Rights in Troubled Times, Polity Press, 2011. Those interested in attending must commit to reading the relevant chapters and playing an active part in the discussion.

This workshop has been organised under the Yale-UCL partnership programme


Programme:

10.00-11.00
Seyla Benhabib
Dignity in Diversity - An Overview
11.00-11.15
Tea & Coffee
 

11.15-12.15
Laura Valentini (UCL)
Another Universalism: On The Unity and Diversity of Human Rights
12.15-13.15
Saladin Meckled-Garcia (UCL
Is there a Human Right to Democracy?
13.15-14.15
Lunch
 
14.15-15.15
Richard Bellamy (UCL)
Twilight of Sovereignty or the Emergence of Cosmopolitan Norms. Rethinking Citizenship in Volatile Times
15.15-16.15
Cecile Laborde (UCL)
The Return of Political Theology, The Scarf Affair in Comparative Constitutional Perspective: Turkey, France and Germany
16.15-16.30
Tea & Coffee
 
16.30-17.30 Andrew Sabl (UCLA, Princeton) Claiming Rights Across Borders: International Human Rights and Democratic Sovereignty

Seyla Benhabib is the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University. She is the author of Critique, Norm and Utopia. A Study of the Normative Foundations of Critical Theory (1986); Situating the Self. Gender, Community and Postmodernism in Contemporary Ethics (1992; winner of the National Educational Association’s best book of the year award) ; together with Drucilla Cornell, Feminism as Critique (1986); then with, Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell and Nancy Fraser, Feminist Contentions: A Philosophical Exchange (1994); The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt (1996; reissued in 2002); The Claims of Culture. Equality and Diversity in the Global Era, (2002) and The Rights of Others. Aliens, Citizens and Residents (2004), which won the Ralph Bunche award of the American Political Science Association (2205) and the North American Society for Social Philosophy award (2004). Another Cosmopolitanism. Hospitality, Sovereignty and Democratic Iterations, based on Professor Benhabib’s 2004 Tanner Lectures delivered at Berkeley, with responses by Jeremy Waldron, Bonnie Honig and Will Kymlicka  appeared with Oxford University Press in 2006. Her latest book is Dignity in Diversity- Human Rights in Troubled Times, Polity Press, 2011.

She has also edited 8 volumes, ranging from discussions of communicative ethics, to democracy and difference, to identities, allegiances and affinities, and gender, citizenship and immigration. The latest is a volume coedited with Judith Resnik of the Yale Law School and called, Mobility and Immobility. Gender, Borders and Citizenship (2009).

She has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science since 1995 and has held the Gauss Lectures (Princeton, 1998); the Spinoza Chair for distinguished visitors (Amsterdam, 2001); the John Seeley Memorial Lectures (Cambridge, 2002), the Tanner Lectures (Berkeley, 2004) and was the Catedra Ferrater Mora Distinguished Professor in Girona, Spain (Summer 2005). She received an Honorary degree from the Humanistic University in Utrecht in 2004 and the Ernest Bloch Prize in 2009.


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