Portsmouth Law School

International Conference: Building Consensus on European Consensus

International Conference: Building Consensus on European Consensus, Florence, Italy

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International Conference: Building Consensus on European Consensus 1 - 2 June 2016


1st - 2nd June 2016, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

The School of Law at the University of Portsmouth, the European University Institute (EUI) and the School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool are organising a 2-day conference on the European consensus (EuC) method of interpretation of the European Court of Human Rights.

The International Conference "Building Consensus on European Consensus" will be hosted by the European University Institute in Florence on the 1st - 2nd June 2016. The keynote speech will be delivered by Professor Conor Gearty (Professor of Human Rights Law, London School of Economics).

The purpose of this 2-day conference is to bring together academics and members of the European judiciary in order to study the function of EuC, identify its impact on European human rights law and beyond, and assess its merits and shortcomings as a catalyst for the development of 'new' rights.

If you are interested in attending the conference, please register through the link below.  

Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
A limited number of free places will be available to colleagues affiliated to one of the co-organising institutions (University of Portsmouth, EUI, University of Liverpool). Please email the organising committee directly on panos.kapotas@port.ac.uk


Conference Organisers

Dr Panos Kapotas, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Portsmouth

Professor Dennis Patterson, Professor of Legal Theory and Legal Philosophy, European University Institute, Florence

Dr Vassillis Tzevelekos, Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool


Book now

Please use this link to book your place on this conference.