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Is the European Protection of Human Rights Still Effective? (Social Justice...
Thu 6 April 2017, 16:30 – 19:00 BST
The Last Resort Endangered: Is the European Protection of Human Rights Still Effective? Social Justice Week 2017
Date: Thursday 6 April 2017
Time: 4.30 PM to 7.00 PM
Venue: HC.0.29, Heart of the Campus, 42 Collegiate Crescent, Sheffield, S10 2BP
The Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice presents...
Panel: Dr Stephane Lalanne, Dr Aubrey Blumsohn, Dr Thomas Bundschuh
Synopsis: To file a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg based on a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights has become for many victims of human rights violations the remedy of last resort. As a result, the Council of Europe's system of human rights protection has rightfully built up a solid, positive reputation over the years. The panellists of this session, Dr Lalanne, Dr Bundschuh and Dr Blumsohn will scrutinize the European system of human rights through the looking glass for its effectiveness from three angles: First, is the recent mechanism introduced to filter complaints and increase the efficiency of the Court compatible with an effective protection of human rights? Second, is the Court's jurisprudence on freedom of expression useful and effective to protect 'whistle blowers'? Third, how will the UK's potential exit from the Council of Europe's human rights system affect UK citizens, EU residents in the UK and human rights protection in Europe at large?
Refreshments 4.30pm - 5pm, the event begins at 5pm.
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Room HC.0.29, Heart of the Campus
Sheffield Hallam University
42 Collegiate Crescent