Actions and Detail Panel
Parliaments and human rights: new insights
Wed 12 October 2016, 13:00 – 14:00 CEST
This event will focus on the role of national parliaments in the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights, including judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.
The role of parliaments has been identified as crucial to reinforcing the Convention system and this event will offer new insights into the importance of democratic engagement with human rights, drawing on a new book published by Oxford University Press, Parliaments and the European Court of Human Rights, co-authored by Dr Alice Donald and Professor Philip Leach (both at Middlesex University, UK).
In addition to the authors, the speakers are:
Anne Brasseur, Former President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), 2014-16
Andrew Drzemczewski, Former Head of the Legal Affairs and Human Rights Department of PACE
Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’, PACE Rapporteur on the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights
Judge Robert Spano, European Court of Human Rights (Iceland)
The event is free of charge and refreshments will be provided.
It will be appreciated if all those who wish to attend register in advance. For reasons of security, participants from outside of Council of Europe institutions must do so in order to gain admission to the Palais de l'Europe.
Please direct any queries to Dr Alice Donald, firstname.lastname@example.org.