Upcoming IHR Events
UCL CLP - Whither the Margin of Appreciation?
Mar 20, 2014 6:00:00 PM
Mar 20, 2014 7:00:00 PM
doctrine of the margin of appreciation may be regarded as being among
the most prominent judge-made legal constructs in European human rights
jurisprudence. It is an analytical tool that guides the European Court
in its examination of the complaints raised under many, but not all,
provisions of the Convention and its Protocols. It makes for a body of
human rights law that accepts pluralism over uniformity, as long as the
fundamental guarantees are effectively observed.
HIV/AIDS at Work: I.B. v Greece
Mar 24, 2014 1:00:00 PM
Mar 24, 2014 2:00:00 PM
the first ever case relating to HIV/AIDS discrimination in the
workplace, I.B. v. Greece, the European Court of Human Rights held that
the dismissal of an HIV-positive worker in response to workforce
pressure violated human rights. The applicant was represented by the
Co-Directors of the UCL Institute for Human Rights, Dr George Letsas and
Dr Virginia Mantouvalou.
UCL CLP: The dialogic model of constitutionalism and the system of checks and balances
Mar 27, 2014 6:00:00 PM
Mar 27, 2014 7:00:00 PM
countries in the world have, in one way or another, incorporated social
and economic rights (SER) in their Constitutions. However, while these
Constitutions look modern and rights-rich, they also look old and
regressive concerning the organization of governmental power
-particularly in what regards the organization of a system of checks
and balances. As a consequence, a recurring problem affecting these
Constitutions is the “mismatch” between their progressive, 21st century commitments concerning SER and the form of constitutional democracy inherited from the 18th
century. In this presentation Roberto Gargarella will examine both the promise of the
bill-of-rights sections of these renewed Constitutions and the
frustrations generated by the organization-of-powers-sections of the
same documents. In particular, he will show how a deliberative conception of democracy and a dialogic
understanding of the system of checks and balances can help us make the
promise of SER – the achievement of a just society - a reality.
Why Love Matters for Justice: Workshop on Martha Nussbaum's 'Political Emotions'
May 31, 2014 10:00:00 AM
May 31, 2014 4:00:00 PM
Nussbaum has for many years been at the forefront in exploring the
nature of the emotions, their place in a flourishing human life, and
their practical significance for politics and law. In her new book,
Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice (Harvard University
Press, 2013), she turns her attention to the emotional roots of a
liberal political order.