The financial crisis, and the ensuing economic recession, have undoubtedly triggered a reality check in a number of national and supranational policy making institutions and regulations. The EU has been no exception. Just months after the ratification and entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, heralded in some quarters as the best way to prepare for the challenges of the 21st century (EUInsight, 2009), there are renewed calls for political and institutional reforms for a Union that is visibly struggling in safely navigating all its components out of the recessions tumultuous waters.
Citizenship in the EU. Contrasting Dynamics at the Interface of Integration and Constitutionalism
Chair: Dr. Ioannis Lianos
Venue: UCL Faculty of Laws, Moot Court
Moot Court Planning Committee
11.30 – 13.00
BPP Law School
The past few years have seen an increasing interest in insolvency law and insolvency practice. The reforms brought about by the Enterprise Act 2002 have been discussed and evaluated at length and there have been renewed petitions for a revitalisation of the ‘rescue ideology’ which have now focused on the Company Voluntary Arrangement, the hitherto poor relation of the insolvency family of procedures. The rise and rise of the ‘pre-pack’ administration has seen arguably the most heated and public debate ever to materialise in relation to insolvency law.
European democracies and human rights: from present failures to future protection Centre for the Study of Human Rights public lecture
In a lecture marking UN International Human Rights Day, Thomas Hammerberg discusses the gap between human rights standards and realities in the EU.
As part of the Legal Biographies Project lecture programme Mr Justice Cranston will be interviewing Ken Clarke, QC, MP, Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor about his legal and political career.
Alison Diduck joined the Faculty in September 2003 from Brunel University and was promoted to Professor of Law in 2008. Previous to that, from 1989 – 1992, she was Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Manitoba in Canada and from 1984 to 1992 practised as Barrister and Solicitor in Winnipeg, Canada.
Listening to foreign judges from far away places: Why the European Court of Human Rights is a good idea
The lecture will discuss the findings of a three year Economic and Social Research Council project studying the legitimacy and the authority of the European Court of Human Rights and will defend the importance of the Strasbourg Court for the political health of European states.
Event (Lecture) Date : 1st December 2010 Time: 12:30 Venue: Strand Campus, King’s College London, Room TBC Speaker: Randy Tritell The Centre of European Law at King’s College London is very pleased to announce its lunchtime lecture in December 2010: ‘The role of ‘soft law’ in promoting convergence of international competition policy ‘ by Randy [...]
FORUM IN LEGAL AND POLITICAL THEORY (with LEGAL BIOGRAPHIES PROJECT)
‘The Unfortunate Divide between Political and Economic Liberalism’
Venue: LSE, Moot Court Room (NAB 7th floor)
Speaker: Samuel Brittan (Financial Times)