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Do Not Fear Austerity: A Public Meeting with Yanis Varoufakis

Alessandro de Arcangelis, UCL PhD student in History, reports on a ‘public meeting’ with Yanis Varoufakis, and his advice to Jeremy Corbyn.
30 September 2015
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Starts: Oct 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

A Syrian tragedy turning into a European tragedy

Gëzim Krasniqi, Fellow at UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies, traces the shifting routes chosen by refugees from Syria—and how the EU’s lack of a coordinated policy has been turning the Syrian tragedy into a European one. It has left the Balkan states with a refugee crisis impossible to master.
23 September 2015
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Starts: Sep 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Fathers, Sons, and Grandfathers: Migration Across Generations

Through the stories of three generations in thirty families, Julia Brannen explores men's lives, migration, employment, fatherhood, father-son relationships and intergenerational transmission over the life course. As the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War unfolds across continents, she traces the stories of migrant generations that have gone before, of Irish grandfathers who left Ireland in the mid-20th century and Polish fathers who came to Britain in the 21st century, together with a group of white British 
9 September 2015
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Starts: Sep 9, 2015 12:00:00 AM

European Convention on Human Rights

UCL European Institute

This section provides bibliography around one of the seminal works on international human rights law, An International Bill of the Rights of Man by Hersch Lauterpacht (first published in 1945) and its relevance for today's debates on Britain and her relationship to Europe.



The brief considers key aspects of the debate on the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and British membership thereof. It highlights the reasons for accepting the jurisdiction of the ECHR; the role of the UK in the development of the ECHR; the concerns regarding a transfer of sovereignty; the issues arising from the interpretation of the ECHR by the European Court of Human Rights; the problem of delays in the functioning of the ECHR system



I. The Book
  • Hersch Lauterpacht, An International Bill of the Rights of Man (Oxford University Press 2013)
II. Selected Reviews
  • Philip C Jessup, Book Reviews (1945) 39 American Journal of International Law 847
  • Herbert W Briggs, Book Reviews (1945-46) 31 Cornell Law Quarterly 255
III. Further literature by and on the Author
  • Elihu Lauterpacht, ‘Sir Hersch Lauterpacht: 1897-1960’ (1998) 2 European Journal of International Law 313
  • Hersch Lauterpacht, International Law and Human Rights (Stevens & Sons 1950)
  • Hersch Lauterpacht, ‘The Law of Nations, the Law of Nature, and the Rights of Man’ (1944) 29 Transactions of the Grotius Society 1
  • Hersch Lauterpacht, The Function of the Law in the International Community (Clarendon Press 1933)
  • Martti Koskenniemi, ‘The Function of Law in the International Community: 75 Years After’, Keynote Paper, 25th Anniversary Conference of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (Cambridge, 11-12 July 2008).
IV. On Britain and International Human Rights
V. News items