A 'Kind of United States of Europe'? From the Treaty of London to the European Court of Human Rights: Council of Europe in Focus.
Date: 20 February 2013
Location: 2.18, 65-68 Park Place
Chaired by Professor Kenneth Dyson (Cardiff University)
Murad Gassanly, Cardiff School of European Languages, Translation and Politics
Introductory note on the history of the Council of Europe, its institutions and current issues facing the CoE.
Paul Flynn MP, UK Delegation to Council of Europe
Paul will explore his experiences at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, providing a an insight into the workings of the Council from a politician's perspective.
Rebecca Vincent, Freelance Human Rights Consultant
Rebecca will overview civil society engagement with the Council of Europe, with a special focus on NGO engagement on human rights amongst non-EU members of the Council of Europe. As a former coordinator for the International Partnership Group on Azerbaijan Rebecca is well placed to examine the inter-play between international civil society, local groups and various institutions of the Council of Europe.
The school is delighted to present the Roundtable which has been organized by the European Governance, Identity and Public Policy Research Unit.