Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements include:

  1. ‘The Catalan Crisis in Context: Revisiting Sovereignty in Europe’, UCL, 17 April 2018
  2. ‘Human Rights Laws at a Crossroads: What Directions after Brexit?’, Leicester Law School, 25 May 2018


The Catalan Crisis in Context: Revisiting Sovereignty in Europe

When: Tuesday 17 April 2018, 11am-5pm

Where: UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, Common Ground (South Wing), Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT (map)

RSVP: please register here

The UCL European Institute would like to warmly invite you to a public conference on The Catalan Crisis in Context: Revisiting Sovereignty in Europe. It will bring together lawyers and political scientists to discuss different interpretations of the causes and consequences of the Catalan crisis; place it in comparative perspective to independence initiatives in other EU member states, such as Scotland, Belgium and France; and consider the impact of these for the EU, its institutions and the future of Europe.


  • Sylvia Brunet – Associate Professor of Law, Université de Rouen
  • Iñigo Bullain – Professor of Constitutional Law, University of the Basque Country
  • Josep Capdeferro – Professor and Historian of Law, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
  • Mathias El Berhoumi  – Professor of Constitutional Law, University Saint-Louis, Belgium
  • Javier Garcia Olivia – Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Manchester
  • Montserrat Guibernau – Forum on Geopolitics, University of Cambridge
  • Robert Hazell – Professor of Government and the Constitution, Constitution Unit, UCL
  • Sandra León – Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics, University of York
  • Andrew Scott – Professor of European Union Studies, University of Edinburgh

For other details and a full event description please see this page, or feel free to get in touch if you have any queries.


Human Rights Laws at a Crossroads: What Directions after Brexit?

When: Friday 25 May 2018, 10am-5pm

Where: Leicester Law School, Centre for European Law and Internationalisation (CELI), LE1 7RH (map)

Booking details, information about the venue, and updates: HERE

This one-day event will obtain a panoramic perspective, looking to the pressures and challenges associated with a human rights landscape unsettled by Brexit, facing uncertainty regarding the domestic regime for human rights protection, and a Strasbourg system that has been reshaped, yet which remains under intense pressure. What is the 2020 vision, if any, for the protection of human rights?

The programme can be found online on CELI’s website (subject to changes).

Campus map and directions available HERE.

Some of ours speakers include:

  • Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Dr Kirsty Hughes (University of Cambridge)
  • Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos (Brunel University London)
  • Professor Merris Amos (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Professor Colm O’Cinneide (University College of London)
  • Dr Hélène Tyrell (Newcastle Law School)
  • Professor Philip Leach (Middlesex University)
  • Dr Matt Saul (Pluricourts, University of Oslo)
  • Professor Mikael Rask Madsen (University of Copenhagen)
  • Eleanor Hourigan (Counsel, Joint Committee on Human Rights)
  • Rob Linham (Deputy Permanent Representative at the UK Delegation to the Council of Europe)

For further details and information, please contact: brexitforum@le.ac.uk.