human rights Archive

  • Votes for prisoners comes nearer

    Economics and immigration are not the only battlegrounds in the debate about Britain and the EU.  The rulings from the European Court of Human Rights that prisoners should not be automatically and absolutely deprived of the right to vote is another one.  The ECtHR is […]

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  • The end of human rights

    Things are getting better, no?  Economic growth is back, technology is advancing, life expectancy is rising and infant mortality falling.  Consumption of salt, sugar and saturated fat is in decline.  All good news. Then Tony Fleming has to go and ruin it by referring me […]

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  • The unwelcome ‘other’: the litmus-test of the Roma (3 December 2013)

    The 35th Corbishley Lecture will be given by Dr Michael Privot (Director of ENAR – European Network Against Racism, Brussels) “The unwelcome ‘other’: are there limits to integration of European citizens in other national settings?  The litmus-test of the Roma.”, followed by a panel discussion […]

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  • History is bunk

    Royal Navy warship HMS Westminster docks in Gibraltar so that the British government can show it is not going to be intimidated by Spanish protests at the border.  Spain, which lays claim to the sovereignty of Gibraltar, objects to the creation by the Gibraltarian government […]

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  • What should parking pay for?

    Away from the big picture of world trade and globalisation, let’s look at the important issue of parking charges.  What should it cost to park a car outside your house?  And, more importantly, who decides? For example, a recent increase in parking charges in the […]

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  • Reform of the European Court of Human Rights (22 February 2012)

    Reform of the European Court of Human Rights (22 February 2012)

    Wednesday 22 February 2012 in Europe House, Smith Square, Westminster. 16.00 – 16.05 Introduction by Dr. Martyn Bond, Visiting Professor of European Politics and Policy at Royal Holloway, University of London, author of The Council of Europe: Structure, History, Issues, and UK Press Correspondent for […]

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  • The European Court of Human Rights: What’s at stake? (8 December 2011)

    The European Court of Human Rights: What’s at stake? (8 December 2011)

    The European Parliament Office in the UK and the European Institute of University College London in cooperation with the National Council of Voluntary Organizations Invite you to the Annual Sakharov Prize Debate on Human Rights: “The European Court of Human Rights: What’s at stake?” Thursday […]

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  • Are the EU and its member states meeting their human rights obligations? (12 December 2011)

    Monday 12 December 2011 Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU 9.30 – 10.00 Registration 10.00 – 11.00 Keynote speakers : Thomas Hammarberg Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe Shami Chakrabarti Director of Liberty Takis Tridimas Professor of EU Law, Queen Mary College, […]

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  • Study visit to three courts on the continent (5-8 December 2011)

    The European Atlantic Movement www.european-atlantic.org.uk Registered Charity No 306950 An Educational Foundation for promoting understanding of World Affairs and of the Institutions of International Co-operation. President: Lord Watson of Richmond , CBE Chairman: Laurence Smy TEAM STUDY VISIT TO THREE COURTS ON THE CONTINENT The […]

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  • “State, Faith and Nation – the European Conundrum” (14 September 2011)

    The 33rd Corbishley Lecture will be given by Professor Joseph Weiler on “State, Faith and Nation – the European Conundrum”, on Wednesday 14 September at 6.30 pm in the House of Lords by kind courtesy of WPCT Patrons Lord Tomlinson and Lord Williamson, and with […]

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