Past IHR Events
- Does Britain need a Bill of Rights?
- Who will be the Ultimate Guardian Angel of Human Rights in Europe - Implications of the European Union’s Accession to the European Convention on Human Rights
- Forced Evictions and Human Rights: Launch of a Report and discussion of how land and housing evictions violate economic an social rights
- Statehood and Secession: Sudan, Northern Ireland, Eritrea and other challenges
- "In the Land of the Free" film screening and talk by Robert King
- Colloquium on Interpretivism in International Law
- Freedom of expression and private life: How can we balance the competing interests?
- The European Convention on Human Rights: A Living Instrument
Who will be the Ultimate Guardian Angel of Human Rights in Europe - Implications of the European Union’s Accession to the European Convention on Human Rights
Publication date: May 7, 2011 5:04:00 PM
May 20, 2011 9:30:00 AM
End: May 20, 2011 5:30:00 PM
Location: UCL Faculty of Laws, Moot Court, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London, WC1H 0EG
Andrew Duff MEP, Johan Callewaert (ECHR), Steve Peers (Essex), Hannes Kraemer (Euroepan Commission), Sir Stephen Sedley, Paul Craig (Oxford), Takis Tridimas (QMUL), Sir Konrad Schiemann (ECJ), Angelika Nusberger (ECHR), Tobias Lock (UCL), and George Letsas (UCL)
About the Conference:
On 20 May, UCL's Institute for
Human Rights, in collaboration with UCL's Centre for Law and Governance
in Europe, UCL's European Institute and the German Embassy hosted a
conference exploring a compelling and current topic: who is the ultimate
guarantor of human rights in Europe? The Union's own court (the
European Court of Justice), the European Court of Human Rights or the
highest national courts? With the entry into force of the Charter of
Fundamental Rights and the envisaged accession of the European Union to
the European Convention on Human Rights there was ample reason for
re-visiting this question: both might completely change the landscape of
human rights protection in Europe.
The day-long conference brought together distinguished speakers from academia, legal practice and major European institutions. In the evening, a panel discussion was held at the German Ambassador's residence, with judges from the two European courts, and national justices, speaking to the issues. Dr Tobias Lock of UCL Laws stated: "This was the first major conference dedicated to this topic since accession negotiations have started. Our speakers' outstanding contributions have sparked some very insightful discussions."
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