‘The UK and European Human Rights: A Strained Relationship?’ 23–24 May, 2014

A two day conference about the topical and contentious issue of the relationship between the UK and the European systems for the protection of human rights (European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and the European Union).

pdf file Event programme (pdf)

Date: 23–24 May 2014

Venue: College Court, Leicester (Maps and directions)

Contact: For more information please contact Professor Katja Ziegler, katja.ziegler@le.ac.uk

Supported by

The Modern Law Review

The Council of Europe

pdf file Conference Report (pdf)

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.