UCL FACULTY OF LAWS
Centre for Governance and Law in Europe

Centre for Law and Governance in Europe

Current Events

The Centre for Law and Governance in Europe hosts a number of exciting events in all areas of European Union law and governance. Regular activities of the Centre include the following:

Wednesday, 31 October 2013
6 pm

UCL Britain and Europe Lecture Series
Symposium on "An International Bill of Rights of Man: Where Next?"

Discussants: Sir Elihu Lauterpacht QC CBE; and contributions from Lord Faulks QC (1 Chancery Lane); Baroness Helena Kennedy of the Shaws QC (Labour Member, House of Lords); Lord McNally (Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice, and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords) and Stuart Wheeler (Treasurer, United Kingdom Independence Party)
Chair: Professor Philippe Sands QC (UCL / Matrix Chambers)
Venue: UCL Faculty of Laws
Admission: Free of charge but booking is essential.
Accreditation: This event is not accredited for CPD.

UCL is hosting a symposium on the occasion of the re-publication of Hersch Lauterpacht's An International Bill of Rights of Man, with an introduction by Professor Philippe Sands, UCL, published by Oxford University Press.

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Wednesday, 27 November 2013
6 pm

UCL Britain and Europe Lecture Series
The Single Market and Liberalisation, Harmonisation and Mutual Recognition. Time to Rethink the Balance of Competences between the EU and the Member States?

Speakers: Professor Kenneth Armstrong (University of Cambridge); Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis (University of Oxford) and Professor Stephen Weatherill (University of Oxford)
Chair: Dr Ioannis Lianos, Reader in Economics and Competition Law, UCL
Venue: UCL Faculty of Laws
Admission: Free of charge but booking is essential.
Accreditation: 1.5 CPD hour (SRA and BSB (pending))

The establishment of a (single) internal market has been a major ambition and one of the most important achievements of the project of European integration. The interplay of the principles of market liberalisation, harmonization and mutual recognition, has been an essential feature of the European Internal Market law and policy. The recent financial and economic crisis may have tested some of the achievements of the European integration project although this has not yet led to a resurgence of the protectionist policies of the past. The economic and social crisis that followed raises questions over the costs and benefits for each jurisdiction of the Single Market, in particular because of the important trade imbalances between Member States of the EU, some of which enjoy a significant trade surplus, while others record trade deficits. The panel will delve into these governance aspects of the Single Market project and their underlying politics. It will also discuss the findings and proposals of the recent Single Market Report – Review of the Balance of Competences, released in July 2013 by the British Government, which examines the balance of competences between the European Union and the United Kingdom in the area of the Single Market and explores the impact of the Single Market on the UK national interest.

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