Centre for European Law and Internationalisation (CELI)

CELI brings together researchers with an interest in the fields of all aspects of European law in the widest sense and in trends of internationalisation, for example in relation to global trade or in relation to human rights. It promotes academic research (including postgraduate research), holds seminars and conferences, and receives visitors wishing to conduct research in this area.

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Paul O'Connell

Posted by ab98 at Nov 09, 2010 12:55 PM |

(Former staff member) Paul recently participated in an international workshop on the justiciability of socio-economic rights at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. Two essays of his are forthcoming in edited collections:

(i) ‘The Human Right to Health in an Age of Market Hegemony’ in Harrington and Stuttaford (eds), Global Health and Human Rights: Legal and Philosophical Perspectives (Routledge, 2010) and (ii) ‘Brave New World?: Human Rights in the Era of Globalisation’ in Baderin and Ssenyonjo (eds), International Human Rights Law: Six Decades After the UDHR and Beyond (Ashgate, 2010).

FRCL: Marginalising Risk

Posted by ab98 at Nov 03, 2010 12:00 AM |

Date: Wednesday 3rd November 2010, Time: 16:00 – 17:00, Venue: Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 3, University of Leicester
Speaker: Professor Steven L. Schwarcz
Professor Schwarcz is the Stanley A. Star professor of Law & Business at Duke University. Among other honours, Schwarcz is a fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and founding member of the International Insolvency Institute.
Admission is free and open to all but space is limited so please book your place by emailing Paul Wysocki (paul.wysocki@le.ac.uk) by 31st October 2010.

October 2010

‘Sand in the Wheels–Volcanic Ash, Passenger Rights and Contract law’

Posted by ab98 at Oct 06, 2010 12:50 PM |

6 October 2010: Paper presenter: Christopher Bisping, 'Sand in the Wheels -Volcanic Ash, Passenger Rights and Contract law'.

October 2010

Dissenting and Separate Opinions in the European Court of Human Rights

Posted by ab98 at Apr 01, 2010 12:00 AM |

Professor Robin White, working with Dr Iris Boussiakou as a research associate, led a two year project on Dissenting and Separate Opinions in the European Court of Human Rights, which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project involved quantitative and qualitative analysis of dissenting and separate opinions of the Court over the calendar years 1999-2004.

The project database is available on the Leicester Research Archive



  • Robin White and Iris Boussiakou, ‘Voices from the European Court of Human Rights’ (2009) 27 Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights 167-89.
  • Robin White and Iris Boussiakou ‘Separate opinions in the European Court of Human Rights’ (2009) 9 Human Rights Law Review 37-60.
  • A new edition of R White & C Ovey, The European Convention on Human Rights, Oxford University Press (5th ed), was published in April 2010.

Professor Szyszczak recent work

Posted by ab98 at Mar 09, 2010 12:55 PM |

(Former staff member) Professor Szyszczak was the Chair of the European Roma Rights Centre in Budapest. Recent papers include:"EU Anti-Discrimination Law" at a conference marking "50 Years of EC Law" at Fordham University, New York, 29 February 2008 - 1 March 2008: http://law.fordham.edu/calendar.htm. In April 2008 she spoke a seminar in Kracow on the UK and Human Rights After Lisbon and presented at seminars involving the training of lawyers and judges at ERA, Trier, Germany.Mre recently she has presented papers on EU law and the Equality Bill in London in October 2009 and March 2010.

Peter Cumper recent work

Posted by ab98 at Nov 09, 2009 12:55 PM |

Has recently given papers on religion and human rights law at the University of Nicosea, Cyprus, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, and the University of Malaya, Malaysia. In 2009 he was awarded a European Science Foundation Grant (to host an Experts Workshop (with M. Tumay) on Human Rights in Turkey, which was held in Istanbul in November 2009. He was also awarded a British Academy Research Grant in 2008 to undertake research into sharia law in Malaysia. Peter is co-writing a monograph (with Tom Lewis), entitled Faith, Secularism and Human Rights in Europe: Taking Religion Seriously (Hart Publishing), which will focus on the international rules governing the protection of religious and secular beliefs in contemporary Europe.

Human Rights Lecture Series autumn term 2009

Posted by ab98 at Oct 09, 2009 12:55 PM |

In a series of highly successful and challenging events taking place for four consecutive years, contemporary problems such as human rights and terrorism, poverty, migration, humanitarian intervention, social and labour rights, and the WTO were addressed. Invited speakers included Professor Conor Gearty, Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE, Professor Luzius Wildhaber, former President of the European Court of Human Rights, Professor Christopher Greenwood QC, LSE, Professor Sarah Joseph, Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights, Monash University, Australia, Professor Hugh Collins FBA, LSE, Colm O’Cinneide, UCL and member of the European Committee of Social Rights, Professor Achilles Skordas, University of Bristol, Dr Anne Davies, Oxford University, Brasenose College, Dr Bridget Anderson, Oxford University, Centre for Migration, Policy and Society, Professor Susan Marks, King’s College London, James Heenan, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, Professor Harry Arthurs, Osgoode Hall Law School, Professor Gavin Phillipson, University of Durham.

‘Brexit’ and its Potential Implications for the United Kingdom – 27 April 2016

‘Brexit’ and its Potential Implications for the United Kingdom – 27 April 2016

Posted by ab98 |

The seminar is a collaboration between the European Law and Policy Research Cluster and the Centre for European Law and Internationalisation (CELI).

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