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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
Call for Student Representatives: Be the Voice of Europe!
17 October 2012
UCL European Institute, is looking for student ambassadors to attend its events and report on them. Representatives will be asked to write 400 to 600 words commenting and evaluating on the event, and the issues it raises.
These reports will be published on the European Institute’s junior researchers' blog, as well as on the UCLU European Society’s website and in its award-winning publication, EUREKA. This position offers a unique chance to meet with some of the most influential individuals on the continent.
We are looking for students with a broad range of interests, engaged with the debates of today’s Europe. To apply to join the representatives’ team, please attend one of the next European Institute events, write a report of 400-600 words, and send it to email@example.com by the 1st of November.