Previous IHR Events
The UCL Institute for Human Rights and the UCL Legal Philosophy Forum (ULPF) invite you to
A Workshop on Allen Buchanan's 'The Heart of Human Rights'
on Wednesday 3rd June 2015
14.00 - 16.45 pm
About the author and the event
Allen Buchanan is James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy at Duke University, and is a leading philosopher on a broad range of topics in international law, morality, and human rights. He is the author of eleven books and over one hundred-fifty articles. He currently divides his time between Duke University, King’s College London, and the University of Arizona.
The workshop is on Buchanan’s latest book ‘The Heart of Human Rights’ (Oxford University Press, 2013). The book explores international human rights law, the plurality of considerations that may justify international legal human rights, and the legitimacy of the institutions responsible for their creation and development.
Programme and speakers
14.00 pm: Panel 1
Justifying Human Rights: Methodological Issues and the Role of Legal Practice
with Saladin Meckled-Garcia (UCL School of Public Policy)
Tom Dannenbaum (UCL School of Public Policy)
George Letsas (UCL Laws)
Responses by Allen Buchanan and Q & A
15.15 - 15.30 pm: Tea & Coffee Break
15.30 pm: Panel 2
International Human Rights: Legitimacy, Supremacy and Ethical pluralism
with Jeff King (UCL Laws)
Virginia Mantouvalou (UCL Laws)
Colm O'Cinneide (UCL Laws)
Click here to register for the event.
Starts: May 19, 2015 10:00:00 AM
Discussing 'Human Rights and European Law’ with Lady Justice Arden and Judge Dean Spielmann, President of the European Court of Human Rights
-- Invitation only --
A panel discussion of issues arising from Lady Justice Arden’s new book Human Rights and European Law: Building New Legal Orders taking place at UCL Faculty of Laws on Monday, 8 June 2015, at 5pm (followed by a reception).
The panel discussion will be led by Judge Dean Spielmann, President of the European Court of Human Rights, and will include contributions from UCL academics Professor George Letsas, Dr Virginia Mantouvalou, Colm O’Cinneide and Dr Kimberley Trapp.
Starts: Jun 8, 2015 5:00:00 PM
Should we think of the ECHR as undermining decisions of democratically elected governments or as placing the sorts of limitations on governments required to protect human rights?
Starts: Mar 23, 2015 6:00:00 PM
In the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris recently, there is an urgent need to debate the values that tie us together as citizens – a commitment to freedom of expression and to freedom from violence and fear – and the challenges of sustaining those values in a world of difference and conflict. More...
Starts: Feb 11, 2015 6:30:00 PM
This panel discussion will be opened by Professor Bob Hepple’s presentation of his latest work: Equality – The Legal Framework (2nd ed., Hart, 2014), and his analysis of the main developments in the UK Equality Law framework since the adoption of the Equality Act 2010. More...
Starts: Oct 28, 2014 6:00:00 PM
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