University College Dublin PhD Workshop on the ECHR

1-2 April 2011 – Dublin

The 2011 PhD Workshop on Human Rights in University College Dublin School of Law will hold a workshop on 1st-2nd of April 2011 on the theme of ‘The Legacy and Future of the ECHR: Evaluating Sixty Years of the European Human Rights Project’. This interdisciplinary workshop will discuss the topic from a legal, political, philosophical, socio-scientific or interdisciplinary perspective, to critically evaluate the role of the European Convention on Human Rights over the past sixty years and the impact it will have on the future European landscape. This dynamic, intensive workshop aims to stimulate debate on both the successes and the limitations of the ECHR. The workshop will take a plenary form, with established academics specialist in the field acting as discussants to participants’ papers. Selected papers will be published (subject to editorial review) in a special edition of the German Law Journal. In addition the Irish Society for International Law will present a prize for the best paper.

Justice John Hedigan of the Irish High Court, and former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights, will deliver the keynote address and Mr Michael O’Boyle, Deputy Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights will speak at the event.