The Future of the European Human Rights System? – University of Copenhagen

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The Future of the European Human Rights System?

In preparation of the Danish Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, iCourts, the Ministry of Justice, and the Law Firm Poul Schmith invite you to a debate among leading experts on the future of the European human rights system.

This discussion is important for several reasons: The European Court of Human Rights is yet again facing an increase in pending cases, and the public and political support of the European Human Rights System is waning in some countries. Without wide support and ownership, the European Human Rights System will be challenged. And can Europe live with that? Isn’t the European Human Rights System exactly what we need in a time where Europe is in a state of political turmoil and constantly challenged by authoritarian tendencies? What is the alternative? And what should Human Rights look like in tomorrow’s Europe?

The conference will be held in English, and is organised by iCourts – The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, the Ministry of Justice, and the Law Firm Poul Schmith (Kammeradvokaten).

Speakers:

  • Søren Pape Poulsen, Minister of Justice, Member of the Danish Parliament, and Leader of the Conservative Party
  • Ed Bates, Solicitor and Associate Professor, Leicester Law School
  • Jonas Christoffersen, Dr. jur., Executive Director of the Danish Institute for Human Rights
  • Başak Çalı, Professor of International Law, the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin & Director of the Center for Global Public Law at Koç University, Istanbul
  • Jon F. Kjølbro, Danish Judge at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg
  • Mikael Rask Madsen, Professor & Director of iCourts, the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
  • Thomas Rørdam, President of the Supreme Court of Denmark
  • Jens Elo Rytter, Professor of Human Rights Law, the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Programme: See the programme here.

Time:  22 September 2017, 13:00-16:15.

Place: University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, Southern Campus, Nanna Berg Auditorium, 1st floor, room 9A-1-01, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark

Registration: The conference is free of charge, but please register. Registration in Danish here.    

Deadline for registration is 5 workdays before the conference, or as long as there are available seats.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference!