Friday 24 February 2012

Call for Papers EU - ECHR

The Surrey School of Law and the Surrey European Law Unit (SELU) have issued a call for papers for an interdisciplinary workshop entitled ‘A Europe of Rights: the EU and ECHR’. It will be held on 8 and 9 June. This is the call:

This workshop seeks submissions which assess the relations between the European Union and the European Convention of Human Rights. It aims to stimulate a debate on both the successes and challenges of the EU-ECHR relationship. The workshop is aimed at young as well as established scholars with an interest in human rights law and policy.

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

· Accession of the EU to the ECHR: technical and institutional issues

· Substantive questions related to the jurisprudence of the CJEU and the ECtHR

· Potential lacunae in the EU’s protection of fundamental rights

· Application of ‘European’ human rights law by national courts

· Legitimacy of ‘European’ human rights adjudication.

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 Surrey Law Working Paper Series.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday, 30 March 2012. Successful applicants shall be notified no later than 10 days of this date. The full-text papers are expected to be submitted no later than 15 May 2012.

Dean Spielmann, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights and President of Section V of the Court will deliver the keynote address on 8 June 2012.

We are happy to be in a position to award two scholarships of £250 each to participants who would otherwise not be able to attend the workshop. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please indicate this on your proposal and provide us with the reasons why you consider yourself eligible. Otherwise, we regret that we are generally not in a position to offer financial support for travel to the conference or for accommodation.

Abstracts should be submitted to: t.lock at (Dr Tobias Lock).