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Dean Spielmann, President of the European Court of Human Rights since September 2012, has served as a Judge in the Court for over a decade. In a recent interview with the UCL Law Society’s Silk v. Brief, highlights of which are condensed in the blog post below, he discusses the evolving role of human rights in Europe, and explores the complicated relationship between the UK and the European Convention on Human Rights.
23 March 2015 More...
Starts: Mar 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Philippe Sands, Professor of Law at UCL and practising barrister in international law, and Helena Kennedy, a leading barrister and academic in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues, were members of the 2011 Commission on a Bill of Rights. In highlights from a recent article in the London Review of Books, they discuss how human rights intersect with politics, examine the UK’s strained relationship with the European Convention on Human Rights, and question the possible motivations lying behind the proposed Bill.
Prof. Philippe Sands
1 April 2015 More...
Starts: Apr 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM
With the Eurozone crisis not yet over, Albert Weale, Professor of Political Theory and Public Policy at UCL, reviews the Hertie Governance Report 2015 as it analyses the key issues facing the European Institutions in terms of economic governance. As ad hoc solutions are found to deal with urgent matters, what does this mean for political accountability and reform in the EU, and what lessons have been learnt?
Prof. Albert Weale
14 April 2015 More...
Starts: Apr 14, 2015 12:00:00 AM
POLICY BRIEFING 1: Referendum (EU Act 2011)
brief discusses the changes brought about by the EU Act 2011, in
relation to Britain’s position in and attitude towards, the European
Union. It considers in particular:
POLICY BRIEFING 2: European Convention on Human Rights
brief considers key aspects of the debate on the European Convention
on Human Rights (ECHR) and British membership thereof. It highlights in particular:
POLICY BRIEFING 3: The Single Market
policy briefing discusses key issues in the governance of the single
market and the relevance of the Balance of Competences Review on the
single market, released by the UK government in July 2013. It
POLICY BRIEFING 4: European Economic and Monetary Union
This briefing considers the governance of economic and monetary union (EMU). In particular, it explores:
POLICY BRIEFING 5: Refugee Protection, Migration and Human Rights
This policy briefing discusses key practical aspects
of refugee protection, as well as questions of racism and xenophobia in
Europe. In particular, it addresses:
POLICY BRIEFING 6: The Margin of Appreciation
POLICY BRIEFING 7: EU Social Policy
In recent years, the European social model has faced unprecedented challenges, such as increasing austerity in public spending, severe welfare cuts, and rising youth unemployment. This policy briefing provides an overview of: