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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

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Dignity in Adversity: A workshop with Seyla Benhabib


Seyla Benhabib is one of the leading theorists of citizenship, democracy and rights, and the challenges and opportunities posed to their traditional configuration within sovereign nation states by multiculturalism and globalisation. This workshop discussed her latest collection of essays on the topic, Dignity in Adversity - Human Rights in Troubled Times, Polity Press, 2011.


Dignity in Adversity: Seyla Benhabib from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Laura Valentini - Another Universalism: On The Unity and Diversity of Human Rights from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Saladin Meckled-Garcia - Is there a Human Right to Democracy? from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Richard Bellamy - Twilight of Sovereignty or the Emergence of Cosmopolitan Norms. Rethinking Citizenship in Volatile Times from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Cecile Laborde - The Return of Political Theology, The Scarf Affair in Comparative Constitutional Perspective: Turkey, France an from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Andrew Sabl - Claiming Rights Across Borders: International Human Rights and Democratic Sovereignty from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


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