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An interview with the President of the European Court of Human Rights

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.
Dean Spielmann
23 March 2015 More...

Starts: Mar 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM

In Defence of Rights

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 
Helena Kennedy
1 April 2015 More...

Starts: Apr 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Exploring ‘Exploratory Governance': the Hertie Governance Report 2015

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

New Perspectives on Virgil’s Georgics

Publication date: Mar 04, 2014 12:21 PM

Start: Apr 03, 2014 12:00 AM

3-4 April 2014
While T. S. Eliot celebrated the Aeneid as ‘the classic of all Europe’, the importance of Virgil’s Georgics within European cultural traditions has often been overlooked.


When:

3 - 4 April 2014

Where: 

UCLU Building, D103
25 Gordon Street
London WC1H 0AY

Registration info below


This interdisciplinary and international conference will provide the forum for a long-overdue reappraisal of the Georgics and its contribution to the history of European art, thought, and literature. A diverse range of speakers from three continents will gather to offer new perspectives on this rich and enigmatic poem.

Registration
The registration fee is £20 (£12 for a single day), to cover the cost of lunch and refreshments. Attendance is free for UCL students and staff. 

This event is supported by UCL European Institute's Call for Proposals