Reform of the European Court of Human Rights (22 February 2012)

Wednesday 22 February 2012 in Europe House, Smith Square, Westminster.

16.00 – 16.05 Introduction by Dr. Martyn Bond, Visiting Professor of European Politics and Policy at Royal Holloway, University of London, author of The Council of Europe: Structure, History, Issues, and UK Press Correspondent for the Council of Europe.

16.05 – 16.45 Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, EU Representative to the Council of Europe, (tbc)


Baroness Sarah Ludford, MEP, Liberal Democrat Justice and Human Rights Spokeswoman (tbc)

Accession of the EU to the ECHR: what it will mean for Human Rights in Europe and for relations between the EU and the Council of Europe.

16.45 – 17.10 Lord Lester of Herne Hill, QC

What Reforms of the Court are really needed?

17.10 – 17.30 Dr Daniel Holtgen, Spokesperson for the Secretary General, and Director of Communications, Council of Europe

After Reform: what future for the Council of Europe and the Court?

17.30 – 18.00 Question and Answer Session

18.00 – 18.45 Reception

Please email replies to [email protected]– preferably before 20 February – to reserve a place as space is limited.

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