The first Summer School on the Law of the Council of Europe will be held from 3 to 14 July at Liverpool University School of Law and Social Justice. With Europe at a crossroads, its future, stability and prosperity depend on how effectively it responds to the unprecedented challenges facing it.
“This will be a hugely important course, featuring brilliant and knowledgeable speakers. It will provide a chance to discuss fully the roles of the Council of Europe, the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the European Court of Human Rights, and what these mean for people in the UK” said Alexander Moss, the United Kingdom's Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe.
The summer school will bring together key decision-makers from the Council of Europe and leading scholars to discuss ways in which the Council of Europe system can meet these challenges. They include Russian aggression against Ukraine, the rise of populist and extreme nationalism more generally and the anti-rights movements that this has spawned, as well as specific issues including the environment, pandemics and the implications of economic turmoil on people’s rights. The outcomes of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe in Reykjavik, Iceland will also be discussed.
The participants of the Summer School are also invited to attend a conference on the European Union’s accession to the ECHR which will take place in Liverpool on 14 and 15 July.
Applications are open for Summer School places. The course will be useful for advanced postgraduate taught (Masters) and postgraduate research (PhD) students, post-doctoral researchers, early career scholars, and practitioners interested in the law of the Council of Europe, and in human rights, rule of law, and democracy. Applications will be accepted until 14 April. The event is co-organised by the Open Council of Europe Academic Networks (OCEAN) and Liverpool University School of Law and Social Justice.