Workshops and conferences

Council of Europe: The Conscience of Europe in a Time of Crisis

 

  • Chairs: Prof Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou (University of Liverpool)
  • and Dr Stuart Wallace (Univeristy of Leeds)

  • Dr Veronkika Bilkova (Charles University in Prague, Venice Commission)
  • Prof Philip Leach (University of Middlesex)
  • Rob Linham OBE (Deputy UK Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe)
  • Jörg Polakiewicz (Director of Legal Advice and Public International Law Legal Adviser of the Council of Europe)
  • Prof Ineta Ziemele (President of the Constitutional Court of Latvia, Former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights)


Watch a recording of this Virtual Round Table discussion which took place on Tuesday 21 April 2020: 

 


Human Rights in the Time of Coronavirus: Does England's Lockdown Violate Human Rights Law?

 

  • Chair: Dr Stuart Wallace (University of Leeds)
  • Dr Ed Bates (University of Leicester)
  • Prof Basak Cali (Hertie School)
  • Prof Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou (Universirt of Liverpool)
  • Dr Alan Greene (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Natasa Mavronicola (University of Birmingham)


Watch a recording of this Virtual Round Table discussion which took place on Tuesday 7 April 2020: 

 


4th Annual Postgraduate Conference in International Law and Human Rights

Conflict and Contestation in International Law

Thursday 11 and Friday 12 June 2020, University of Liverpool, School of Law and Social Justice

The University is closely monitoring national and international developments in relation to COVID-19 and taking actions as appropriate. As a result, we have taken the decision to cancel or postpone all University led public events until the end of April 2020. Thereafter, events will remain under review.

***Call for Papers***

The International Law and Human Rights Unit warmly invites postgraduate research students to its 4th Annual Postgraduate Conference in International Law and Human Rights. The conference will take place on 11th -12th June 2020.

This year, the conference theme is “Conflict and Contestation in International Law”. We are delighted to announce that Professor Antje Wiener, Professor of Political Science & Global Governance, University of Hamburg & By-Fellow Hughes Hall Cambridge, will deliver the keynote lecture. 

For further information, and for details of how to apply, please see the call for papers ILHRU PGR conference 2020 . The deadline to apply is 13th March 2020.

 


ESRAN-UKI Workshop

Friday 20 March 2020, University of Liverpool, School of Law and Social Justice

***Coronavirus (COVID-19) event cancellation***

The University is closely monitoring national and international developments in relation to COVID-19 and taking actions as appropriate. As a result, we have taken the decision to cancel or postpone all University led public events until the end of April 2020. Thereafter, events will remain under review.
Therefore, we have taken the decision to cancel/postpone this workshop.

While we realise that the cancellation of events will cause some inconvenience and disappointment, the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors is our highest priority.

***Call for abstracts***

On Friday 20 March 2020, the University of Liverpool, School of Law and Social Justice is hosting the ESRAN-UKI workshop. As with the previous events, the aim is to enable participants to get feedback on works in progress, whether articles, book chapters or draft book proposals, etc. At past events, we've had papers that were at the near-publication stage or at a much earlier stage of development. In terms of process, like the earlier research workshops, all presenting participants will prepare papers in advance. These papers will be circulated prior to the event so as to enable all participants to read them beforehand. Papers can be on any area related to economic and social rights.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights and John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University School of Law.  

The deadline for abstracts is Friday, 21 February 2020, with full copies of papers submitted by Monday, 2 March 2020. That will provide enough time to collate the papers and to enable everyone to read them prior to the workshop. Abstracts should be sent to: esranuki@gmail.com

As with all other research workshops, if you do not want to present but would be keen on participating in the workshop, you would be very welcome.

For inquiries related to the workshop, please contact workshop organiser, Dr Azadeh Chalabi, at a.chalabi@liverpool.ac.uk.

 


Past event highlights


Appointment of International Judges and Arbitrators: Legality, Legitimacy and the Rule of Law

6-7.30pm, 25 October 2019 | University of Liverpool in London, 33 Finsbury Square, Finsbury, London EC2A 1AG, UK

The backgrounds and professional qualifications of judges have become salient and contested issues for many courts around the world. International tribunals are no exception to this tendency.

Judges on international tribunals have sometimes been criticised for lacking sufficient expertise or experience. Such challenges raise both practical and theoretical questions: what sort of profile is needed for judges on international tribunals? How helpful is legal practice experience? Do scholarly academic and judicial backgrounds make distinct contributions to a tribunal's capacity? Should judicial selection processes be reformed to maximize diversity of various kinds?

Find out more and book via the British Institute of International and Corporate Law (BIICL) website


3rd Postgraduate Conference in International Law and Human Rights

‘Hope in International Law and Human Rights’, 17-18 June 2019 | Liverpool, UK

The aim of this conference is to explore the positives of international law and the opportunities for international law to develop. How can international law provide the solutions to today’s global challenges? How can international law bring order and peaceful coexistence? How can international law develop to help alleviate suffering? At a time when hope is sorely needed, can we see hope in international law and human rights?

Booking Information

2019 Programme - 3rd Postgraduate Conference


Annual Doctoral Workshop in Constitutional Theory: Domestic, European and International Perspectives

10-11 June 2019 | Liverpool, UK

Drawing on two successful events, at the University of Liverpool Law School in 2017 and at the University of Strathclyde Law School in 2018, the University of Liverpool will again host the annual two-day doctoral workshop in constitutional theory on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 June 2019. We would like to thank our sponsors, Edward Elgar Publishing, for their continued support.

We are delighted to announce that Professor Aileen Kavanagh (University of Oxford) will deliver the keynote lecture, which will be titled: ‘The Challenges of Collaborative Constitutionalism’.

Booking Information


Loyal Co-operation within the System of the European Convention on Human Rights

10 - 11 May 2019 | Liverpool, UK

The International Law and Human Rights Unit of the University of Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice is organising a two-day workshop on loyal co-operation with the system of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the means of reaction by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) when its judgments trigger discontent. The conference is open to both established and early-career scholars and practitioners, including PhD students.

Loyal Co-Operation Conference Programme