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Britain has lost a role, and failed to find an empire

Theresa May's long-awaited Brexit speech must be understood as an aspiration, rather than a roadmap, since its realisation requires the consent of other parties and the removal of important contradictions, argues Benjamin Martill.
17 January 2017
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Starts: Jan 17, 2017 12:00:00 AM

The aftermath of Berlin: what implications for German politics?

Uta Staiger, Executive Director of the European Institute, comments on the German political and media responses after the Christmas market attacks, in a piece originally published by the New Statesman.
20 December 2016
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Starts: Dec 20, 2016 12:00:00 AM

What will Brexit mean for London's digital entrepreneurs?

Oliver Patel, Research Assistant at the European Institute, offers three reasons why the Brexit vote is worrying for London's tech community.
Oliver Patel (UCL European Institute)
19 December 2016
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Starts: Dec 19, 2016 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.

1. POLICY BRIEFING

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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

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2. BIBLIOGRAPHY AND ONLINE RESOURCES

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