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UCL Institute for Human Rights Conference 2011
Who will be the ultimate guardian of human rights in Europe?

About the Conference

ChanceryThis conference will delve into one of the most exciting topics in European Law in recent years: who is the ultimate guarantor of human rights in the EU? The Unionís 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 is ample reason for re-visiting this question: both might completely change the landscape of human rights protection in Europe.

The conference, which is co-organised with UCL's European Institute and the German Embassy, brings together distinguished speakers from academia, legal practice and the European institutions. They will discuss the intricate questions arising from these developments from various angles (see programme for details). This way the conference will offer a unique perspective on recent and forthcoming developments in the protection of fundamental rights in Europe.

The conference will be rounded up by a panel discussion at the German Embassy (Ambassadors Residence) involving judges from the two European courts, and national justices. This event is by invitation only due to limited space at the Embassy. Participants can express their interest to be invited on the booking form. Places are generally allocated on a first come first serve basis, but the Embassy reserves a right to refuse inviting participants.

This conference is accredited with 5 CPD hours by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. Our course provider reference for the SRA is IU/UCL.

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