Friday 4 April 2014

Conference on UK and European Human Rights

The University of Leicester is organising a two-day conference on the issue of 'The UK and European Human Rights - A Strained Relationship?' on 23 and 24 May. The conference is convened by  Dr Loveday Hodson, Professor Liz Wicks and Professor Katja Ziegler. The full programme of the event can be found here. This is the idea of the conference:

"The conference will encompass both the UK’s relationship with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and the additional layer of human rights protection through the European Union. It will seek to contribute to the debates in the UK, and elsewhere, about the relationship between the ECHR and national courts.
The conference will bring together judges, barristers and solicitors, politicians, representatives of NGOs, the media and academics in the field. A number of high profile speakers are confirmed with judges from the Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights, as well as leading authorities from academia."
Confirmed speakers include:
  • Judge Paul Mahoney, European Court of Human Rights
  • Judge Luis López Guerra, European Court of Human Rights
  • The Right Hon Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, Justice of the UK Supreme Court
  • Dr Ed Bates, University of Southampton
  • Professor emeritus David Bonner, University of Leicester
  • Professor Bill Bowring, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Professor emeritus AW Bradley, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Johan Callewaert, European Court of Human Rights
  • Olga Chernishova, European Court of Human Rights
  • Richard Clayton, QC, 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square
  • Professor Brice Dickson, Queen’s University, Belfast
  • Ms Alice Donald, EHRAC, Middlesex University
  • Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, University of Oxford
  • Professor David Feldman, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Lieve Gies, University of Leicester
  • Professor emerita Constance Grewe, Strasbourg
  • Dr Barbara Havelkova, University of Oxford
  • Dr Tom Hickman, Blackstone Chambers
  • Professor Philip Leach, EHRAC, Middlesex University
  • Jean-Paul Marthoz, Human Rights and Media Project, Brussels
  • Mr Justice McCloskey, President of the Upper Tribunal Immigration & Asylum
  • Professor David Mead, University of East Anglia
  • Professor Andreas Th. Müller, Innsbruck
  • Dr Noreen O’Meara, University of Surrey
  • Dr Oreste Pollicino, Bocconi University, Milan
  • Professor Robert Uerpmann-Wittzack, University of Regensburg
  • Professor emeritus Robin White, University of Leicester
  • Dr Reuven Ziegler, University of Reading
    Registration can be done here.