Society of Legal Scholars

Conference: Human Rights in a Changing Europe – Colliding Spheres of Justice?

  • Friday 15th June 2018
  • School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline 1 April 2018.

Using the image of colliding spheres, this conference invites debate on the state of human rights protection in Europe under the legal regimes of the European Union and the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR).

The conference will have two plenary panels devoted to fields illustrating discord and cooperation between the ECtHR and the CJEU with one key note speaker for each. Dr Evelyn Collins (Chief Executive of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and Chair of the Board of EQUINET, the European Network of Equality Bodies) will speak on “Equality and Social Justice”, and Professor Daniel Sarmiento (University Complutense of Madrid) on “Human Rights and Administration of Criminal Justice”.

Papers exploring divergence and convergence of the two European human rights regimes in any relevant field, their relevance for the constitutionalisation of Europe or their implications for the UK’s future position in Europe, are invited. Abstracts of up to 500 words, accompanied by a short auto-biographical note should be submitted to

Queries about the conference can be addressed to Professor Dagmar Schiek or Dr Sara Clavero

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