Tuesday 14 February 2012

Seminar in London on the European Court

Next week, on Wednesday 22 February a seminar on the European Court of Human Rights will be organised at Europe House, Smith Square, Westminster in London. The seminar is entitled 'Some issues around Reform of the European Court of Human Rights'. This is the programme:

16.00 – 16.10 Introduction by Dr. Martyn Bond, Visiting Professor of European Politics and Policy at Royal Holloway, University of London, author of The Council of Europe: Structure, History, Issues, and UK Press Correspondent for the Council of Europe.

16.10 – 16.40 Baroness Sarah Ludford MEP, Liberal Democrat Justice and Human Rights Spokeswoman

Accession of the EU to the ECHR: what it will mean for Human Rights in Europe.

16.40 – 17.10 Lord Lester of Herne Hill, QC

What Reforms of the Court are really needed?

17.10 – 17.30 Dr. Daniel Holtgen, Spokesperson for the Secretary General, and Director of Communications, Council of Europe

After Reform: what future for the Council of Europe and the Court?

17.30 – 18.00 Question and Answer Session

18.00 – 18.45 Reception
One can register at the following email address: martyn.bond at info-europe.demon.co.uk – preferably before 20 February – to reserve a place as space is limited.