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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.
23 March 2015 More...
Starts: Mar 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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
1 April 2015 More...
Starts: Apr 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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
Jean Monnet grant finalised
1 November 2013
31 October 2013
Having just submitted the final report for the year-long grant we had received under the Jean Monnet Programme, Information and Research Activities, it's time for a review.
Part of the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme, the Jean Monnet Information and Research Activities action is specifically directed at Higher Education Institutions working to promote discussion, reflection and knowledge about the process of European integration.
Our ambitious programme for 2012-13, funded under this action, has included the continuation of our core events series - such as the Belgian Ambassador's Salon Series, this time looking at the role of European Bioethics Councils; our EU Public Policy Series, including a lecture and masterclass with Professor Christian Joerges (Hertie School of Government); the second edition of our annual Sakharov Debate on Human Rights in Europe held with the European Parliament Office in the UK; and an events cycle co-organised with UCLU's European Society, for example on Britain's relationship with the European Union.
We were also breaking new ground, developing European-specific links under UCL's new Collaborative with US-university Yale, for example with our workshop with Yale Professor Seyla Benhabib. Other highlights included an public meeting with then French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
Staff, junior researchers and guest contributors wrote 13 commentary pieces for us, with two working papers adding in-depth analyses on current issues in European integration.
All of the above we highlighted on our revamped website and burgeoning social media accounts. See our Media Gallery for the video recordings of our events, which were attended by 1,600 people and viewed online by (thus far) 10,600+.
For details and further information, please contact us.