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Upcoming IHR Events

Workshop on Allen Buchanan’s ‘The Heart of Human Rights’

The UCL Institute for Human Rights and the UCL Legal Philosophy Forum (ULPF) invite you to 

A Workshop on Allen Buchanan's 'The Heart of Human Rights'

on Thursday 3rd June 2015
14.00 - 16.45 pm

About the author and the event
Allen Buchanan is James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy at Duke University, and is a leading philosopher on a broad range of topics in international law, morality, and human rights. He is the author of eleven books and over one hundred-fifty articles. He currently divides his time between Duke University, King’s College London, and the University of Arizona.

The workshop is on Buchanan’s latest book ‘The Heart of Human Rights’ (Oxford University Press, 2013). The book explores international human rights law, the plurality of considerations that may justify international legal human rights, and the legitimacy of the institutions responsible for their creation and development.

Programme and speakers
14.00 pm: Panel 1
Justifying Human Rights: Methodological Issues and the Role of Legal Practice
with Saladin Meckled-Garcia  (UCL School of Public Policy)
Tom Dannenbaum (UCL School of Public Policy)
George Letsas  (UCL Laws)
Responses by Allen Buchanan and Q & A

15.15 - 15.30 pm: Tea & Coffee Break

15.30 pm: Panel 2
International Human Rights: Legitimacy, Supremacy and Ethical pluralism
with Jeff King (UCL Laws)
Virginia Mantouvalou  (UCL Laws)
Colm O'Cinneide  (UCL Laws)

Click here to register for the event.

Starts: May 19, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Discussing 'Human Rights and European Law’ with Lady Justice Arden and Judge Dean Spielmann, President of the European Court of Human Rights

-- Invitation only --

A panel discussion of issues arising from Lady Justice Arden’s new book Human Rights and European Law: Building New Legal Orders taking place at UCL Faculty of Laws on Monday, 8 June 2015, at 5pm (followed by a reception).

The panel discussion will be led by Judge Dean Spielmann, President of the European Court of Human Rights, and will include contributions from UCL academics Professor George Letsas, Dr Virginia Mantouvalou, Colm O’Cinneide and Dr Kimberley Trapp.

Starts: Jun 8, 2015 5:00:00 PM

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Previous IHR Events

Britain and the European Convention on Human Rights

Starts: Mar 23, 2015 6:00:00 PM

‘Nous sommes citoyens’: Freedom of Expression after Paris

Starts: Feb 11, 2015 6:30:00 PM

Equality: The New Legal Framework Revisited

Starts: Oct 28, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Does Affirmative Action Create Unfair Advantage?

Starts: Jun 19, 2014 6:00:00 PM

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"The discussion really changed my way of looking at the relationship between parliament and the courts and the role of parliament in deciding our civic duties, rather than the courts." Student

"The most sophisticated discussion I have attended on this subject." Academic

British Bill of Rights Debate, 26 Oct 2011

"A fantastic initiative. It was about time someone took the lead on this and brought together leading experts on this subject. It should form the basis of a future research program."
Academic Expert

Symposium on Prospects for Economic and Social Human Rights Indicators, 14 Oct 2011

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