Oxford Brookes Law School is hosting a day-long workshop on the protection of rights in Europe this coming Friday (18 January, 9am-5pm in Headington Hill Hall, Oxford OX3 0BP). The aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars, judges and policy makers to discuss the legal framework for the protection of fundamental rights in Europe. This event will reflect on the relationship between the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in Luxembourg and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg. It will examine the current state of accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and consider the legal implications of the accession for the protection of the fundamental rights of EU and non-EU citizens.
It will explore this theme from a number of different angles and as such it is divided into four main streams: employment rights, citizenship and migration, fundamental rights versus fundamental freedoms and access to justice. Speakers include: Advocate General Jaaskinen of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Kristi Raba of the Council of the European Union, Joerg Polakiewicz of the Human Rights Law and Policy Division, Council of Europe, Professor Weatherill of Oxford University, Professor Loenen of Leiden University and Judge Popović of the European Court of Human Rights. Further conference details available here.