- Fellow and member of the steering group of the Institute for Human Rights, Dr. Sarah Snyder, is reviewed by former United States Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Richard Schifter
- UCL students excel in European Court of Human Rights moot
- The 4th volume of the UCL Human Rights Review has been published and is available online and in print
- IHR's Judicial Visitor Dean Spielmann elected Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights
- Fellow and member of the steering group of the Institute for Human Rights, Colm O'Cinneide, is awarded Nuffield Foundation grant.
- George Letsas, Co-Director of the Institute, Returns from Sabbatical Year
- Fellow and member of the steering group of the Institute for Human Rights, Dr Ronan McCrea, co-authors Report on Controversial Judicial Reform in Hungary
- IHR's Judicial Visitor Dean Spielmann elected President of the European Court of Human Rights
- Major breakthrough as HIV/AIDS case is put before European Court of Human Rights
- UK human rights reform may prove to be a ‘difficult and thankless’ task
- UK falls short – leaving domestic workers at risk of ‘modern slavery’
George Letsas, Co-Director of the Institute, Returns from Sabbatical Year
28 August 2012
Dr Letsas had a very productive academic year in the USA. During his sabbatical, he visited New York University (NYU) as a Senior Global Emile Noel Fellow. During this time he gave talks at NYU, Georgetown University, Duke University, University of Oslo, Yale University and the University of Ghent, and completed a number of research papers. At NYU, Dr Letsas worked on a paper on ‘Proportionality and Balancing’, which he presented to the NYU Faculty in April 2012. He also spoke at the NYU Colloquium on Global and Comparative Public Law on ‘Harmonic Law: The Case Against Pluralism’. At Georgetown, he presented a paper (with Prince Saprai) on ‘Private Law and Moral Myopia’ (September 2011). At Duke University, Dr Letsas spoke at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, on ‘Dialogue, Deference and the Legitimacy of International Courts’ (November 2011). At the University of Oslo, he spoke on evolutive interpretation of human rights treaties (November 2011). At the University of Ghent, he spoke at a two-day conference on ‘Scope, Rights and Balancing’ (March 2012). At Yale University, Dr Letsas was invited to present a paper at the Annual meeting of the Analytic Legal Philosophy Committee (ALPC), on ‘The DNA of Conventions’ (April 2012).
Upon returning to the UCL Institute for Human Rights, Dr Letsas joins Dr Mantouvalou and Dr Meckled-Garcia on the directorship of the Institute, for an exciting new year of activities.
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