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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
Trajectories of Dissent: The Arab Spring and Europe 1989
Publication date: Jan 18, 2012 07:25 PM
Feb 29, 2012 06:00 PM
End: Feb 29, 2012 10:00 PM
Location: UCL, JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT
29 February, 6pm
Wednesday, 29 February
UCL, JZ Young Lecture Theatre
No registration required
With each nation of the Arab and Muslim world undergoing popular unrest
and political transformation on a massive scale, the number of those who
compare the current events in the region with the tectonic political
transformation of the European continent in 1989-91 is steadily growing.
This panel discussion investigates the consequences of the so-called
Arab Spring by contrasting its features in political and intellectual
leadership with the end of communism in Europe some twenty years ago. It
seeks to identify both the existing similarities and the many
significant differences, and will address the role of religious
attitudes in the population as one mobilizing factor in both regions.
The panel also looks into the role of authors and public intellectuals,
the role of the media, media censorship, and the impact of social
Dr Tim Beasley-Murray
||Senior Lecturer in European Thought and Culture, UCL-School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies|
Dr Carool Kersten
||Lecturer in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College London|
|Chair||Dr Uta Staiger||Deputy Director, UCL European Institute|
Dr François Guesnet
Sidney and Elizabeth Corob Reader in Modern Jewish History, Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL