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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

Trajectories of Dissent: The Arab Spring and Europe 1989

Publication date: Jan 18, 2012 07:25 PM

Start: 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

When:
Wednesday, 29 February
6pm

Where:
UCL, JZ Young Lecture Theatre
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT


No registration required
arabspring

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 networks.

 Panel
Speakers 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



Convener:
Dr François Guesnet

Sidney and Elizabeth Corob Reader in Modern Jewish History, Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL