The Future of the European Human Rights System?

Images from the conference, which took place on 22 September 2017
At the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

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Sune Fugleholm, partner, the Law Firm Poul Schmith (Kammeradvokaten) welcomed participants, speakers and the Minister of Justice.

Søren Pape Poulsen, Minister of Justice, Member of the Danish Parliament, and Leader of the Conservative Party opened the conference.

Ed Bates, Solicitor and Associate Professor, Leicester Law School gave the Keynote Speech: Legitimacy challenges: Strasbourg can meet them; can the States?

Jonas Christoffersen, Dr. jur., Executive Director of the Danish Institute for Human Rights moderated questions.

Başak Çalı, Professor of International Law, the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin & Director of the Center for Global Public Law at Koç University, Istanbul gave a panel presentation.

Jon F. Kjølbro, Danish Judge at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg gave a panel presentation.

Mikael Rask Madsen, Professor & Director of iCourts, the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen gave a panel presentation.

Thomas Rørdam, President of the Supreme Court of Denmark gave a panel presentation.

Moderator: Jens Elo Rytter, Professor of Human Rights Law, the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen moderated questions.


  • iCourts – The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
  • the Ministry of Justice
  • the Law Firm Poul Schmith (Kammeradvokaten)