ELSA has arranged for a guided tour of the Central Criminal Court. There are only 12 places available for this tour therefore pre-registration is required. The tour is FREE for members. We will meet at 10.50am and the tour should finish by 12pm after which you can watch a trial. Universally known as the Old [...]
The Centre for European Studies and the Jean Monet Centre of Excellence invite you to the the following seminar: ‘Under Pressure: Lobbying the EU Legislature’.
The very last ELSA tour will take place tomorrow morning. Weds 23 February at 11am. If you wish to take part you MUST register on our event page as numbers are strictly limited (20).
Notions of human dignity – previously unfamiliar to the common law – are increasingly taking centre stage in international human rights law discourse. The inviolable right to human dignity is the first article of the EU Charter and the European Court of Human Rights frequently relies on the concept of dignity in determining cases.
The Bar Council has launched a new website which aims to promote social mobility in the profession and dispel the myth that the career is only open to those from privileged backgrounds. The site features a short film about diversity called “The Bar is open to all”, and a section profiling practising and aspiring barristers from a wide range of backgrounds.
“Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” is a documentary film (2010), directed by Polly Nash and Andy Worthington, telling the story of Guantánamo (and including sections on extraordinary rendition and secret prisons) with a particular focus on how the Bush administration turned its back on domestic and international laws, how prisoners were rounded up in Afghanistan and Pakistan without adequate screening (and often for bounty payments), and why some of these men may have been in Afghanistan or Pakistan for reasons unconnected with militancy or terrorism (as missionaries or humanitarian aid workers, for example).
The ELSA Human Rights Project (HRP) will be showing some human rights or civil liberties based films on Thursday evenings at King’s College London. The first film will be shown this Thursday 24 February. It will be the classic “Battle of Algiers” (1966). Given the current political upheaval in the Arab states right now, we feel that this film is particularly relevant.
In December 2010, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) published a detailed critique of the terrorist blacklisting regimes operated by the United Nations and the European Union. You are invited to attend a meeting where the authors present their findings.
The Conversation with Diplomacy project is a collaboration between King’s College and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Focusing on key areas of international concern, the aim of the project is to bring the worlds of diplomacy, business and academia together to address some of the dilemmas facing western governments