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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
Success of Eurocode 7 & New Design Challenges Event
21 March 2013
The Eurocode 7 and New Design Challenges workshop was held at UCL on the 19th of March 2013. The workshop was excellently successful with more than 100 attendees from different countries of Europe, the great majority students, graduates and young geotechnical engineers with a genuine interest in Eurocode 7 design. Among the event highlights were the 4 keynote lectures from the eminent members of the EC7 Evolution Groups:
- Dr Brian Simpson, Arup Geotechnics
- Professor Helmut F. Schweiger, Graz University of Technology, Austria
- Professor Giuseppe Scarpelli, University of Ancona, Italy
- Professor Christos Vrettos, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
For more information and to view images, visit GEMA
This event was supported by UCL European Institute Calls for Proposals