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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

Language Learning

UCL European Institute

UCL offers a wide range of foreign language courses to UCL students, staff and London’s wider academic and professional community.

UCL Language Centre

The UCL Language Centre offers academic reading classes in several European languages, evening courses and summer intensive courses. It also offers full and part-time English for Academic Purposes and foundation courses for international students.

Foreign Language Courses at the UCL Language Centre
Arabic Icelandic Norwegian
Dutch Italian Portuguese
French Japanese Spanish
German Kazakh Swedish
Hebrew     Mandarin     Welsh

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SSEES

Furthermore, the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), one of the world's leading specialist institutions, offers an unparalleled range of evening courses in Central and East European Languages - some of which are not available for part-time study anywhere else in the UK.

SSEES currently offers evening courses in the following languages at Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Levels:

Foreign Language Courses at SSEES
Albanian    
Finnish    
Romanian
Belarusian    
Hungarian    
Russian
Bulgarian    
Latvian    
Serbian
Croatian    
Lithuanian    
Slovak
Czech    
Macedonian    
Slovene
Estonian    
Polish    
Ukrainian

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