Wednesday 1 December 2010

PhD Workshop on Legacy and Future of ECHR

The School of Law of University College Dublin is organising a workshop entitled 'The Legacy and Future of the ECHR: Evaluating Sixty Years of the European Human Rights Project' on 1-2 April 2011. Although it is primarily intended for PhD researchers, other (young) researchers are also invited to submit abstracts. Here is the full information:

The organising committee of the 2011 PhD Workshop on Human Rights in University College Dublin School of Law invite proposals for a workshop to be held 1st-2nd of April on the theme of ‘The Legacy and Future of the ECHR: Evaluating Sixty Years of the European Human Rights Project’.

This interdisciplinary workshop seeks submissions from a legal, political, philosophical, socio-scientific or interdisciplinary perspective that critically evaluate the role of the European Convention on Human Rights over the past sixty years and the impact it will have on the future European landscape. This dynamic, intensive workshop aims to stimulate debate on both the successes and the limitations of the ECHR. The workshop will take a plenary form, with established academics specialist in the field acting as discussants to participants’ papers.

Papers are invited on the themes such as, but not limited to, the following:

• The role and structure of the European Court of Human Rights, especially in light of the Interlaken Declaration
• The relationship between the EU and the ECHR, particularly in the light of the Lisbon Treaty
• The challenges to the ECHR posed by socio-economic needs, environmental crises, security (including human security), and the ever-increasing workload of the Court
• The broader role of the Council of Europe

Applicants are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 400 words on their proposed papers. We are delighted to announce that selected papers will be published (subject to editorial review) in a special edition of the German Law Journal. In addition the Irish Society for International Law will present a prize for the best paper.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday 11th February 2011. Successful applicants shall be notified no later than 2 weeks of this date.

Justice John Hedigan of the Irish High Court, and former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights, will deliver the keynote address and Mr Michael O’Boyle, Deputy Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights will speak at the event.

We regret that we are not in a position to offer financial support for travel to the conference or for accommodation.

Abstracts should be submitted to Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou and Alan Greene at