Tuesday, 2 June 2009

ECHR Seminar in London

On Wednesday 10 June, the Nuffield Foundation in London is hosting a seminar entitled 'Scrutinising the Practice of the European Court of Human Rights: Fact-Finding Missions and the Nomination & Election of Judges'. The event will include two panels:

Panel One: Fact-Finding Missions of the European Court
Prof. Philip Leach and Costas Paraskeva will outline the findings of a research project recently completed by the Human Rights and Social Justice Research Institute at London Metropolitan University analysing the fact‐finding missions carried out by the European Court (see: www.londonmet.ac.uk/hrsj). This project was funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
Chair: Andrew Drzemczewski, Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Panel Two: The Nomination & Election of Judges to the European Court
Andrew Drzemczewski, Head of Secretariat of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will discuss the appointment of European Court judges, and the role of PACE in the process. He will respond to the criticisms recently made about the process by Lord Hoffmann in the 2009 Judicial Studies Board Annual Lecture (see: http://www.jsboard.co.uk/).
Chair: Andrea Coomber, Legal Practice Director, Interights

Venue: The Nuffield Foundation, 28 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JS. Attendance is free of charge but registration is essential as places are strictly limited. To register email hrsj@londonmet.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0) 207 133 5095.

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