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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

Calls for proposal international strategic collaboration Utrecht University

20 February 2014

In 2014 Utrecht University launched new calls for proposals to strengthen the strategic collaboration with a selected number of strategic international partner universities.


Utrecht University invites researchers and teachers to collaborate with their staff to discuss new initiatives for joint activities in research and education. At Utrecht University seed funding is available for Intensive Workshops and Visiting Fellowships.

Intensive Workshops
Utrecht University will co-fund joint scientific workshops in 2014 to strengthen the ties with its strategic international partners (UUPs) and international partners with a strong international profile in at least one UU strategic theme by bringing top scholars together. An intensive workshop is an expert meeting of scientific leaders to strengthen existing or initiate new collaborations between international partners (preferably at least one Utrecht University Partner). The main purpose of the workshop should be to explore and set up new (external funded) cooperation projects in research (e.g. EC projects) and/or education (e.g. structured mobility of students or staff,  e-learning or other joint programmes) in one of the strategic themes of Utrecht University. The maximum grant will be €7.500. For more information (a.o. criteria, application procedure) see the attached call text.

Visiting Fellowships
Utrecht University will co-fund visiting fellowships in 2014 to strengthen the ties between Utrecht University and its strategic international partners (UUPs). The purpose of these Visiting Fellowships is to initiate new collaborations in education between UU and its UUPs and to explore and set up (external funded) cooperation projects in education and/or research in the fields of ‘Life Sciences’, ‘Sustainability’, ‘Institutions’ or ‘Youth and Identity’. The maximum grant will be €5.000. For more information (a.o. criteria, application procedure) see the attached call text.

Information about university-wide international collaboration activities and the Utrecht University grants for international collaboration please see: International Collaboration

For more information, please contact Peter Delves