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The European Convention on Human Rights was signed on 4 November 1950. Exactly 65 years later, the Leiden Law School organises a symposium. A group of leading experts will speak about the present, the past and the future of the ECHR.
Delegation of the constitutional & administrative law department present at the EGPL Annual Reunion in Spetses
From 11 to 13 September, a Leiden delegation of the department of constitutional and administrative law, consisting of prof. mr. drs. W. den Ouden, mr. dr. J.E. van den Brink and mr. A.H.A. Mohammad, visited the Annual conference of the European Group of Public Law (EGPL).
Is there a right to housing, or a right to receive social benefits under the European Convention on Human Rights? And what can be the role of core rights in this regard? On the 1st of September 2015, Ingrid Leijten will defend her PhD thesis.
Gert Jan Geertjes and Jerfi Uzman presented a paper at the Workshop on 'Unamendable Constitutional Provisions’ , which was held on June 9, 2015 on the campus of Koç University in Istanbul. The workshop was hosted by the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) in partnership with Koç Law School and Boston College Law School.
Reijer Passchier and Wim Voermans spoke on a conference to celebrate 200 year-old Dutch Constitution
On June 3rd last, International IDEA, Leiden University and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized a conference to celebrate 200 years of the Constitution of the Netherlands, with representatives attending from countries including Morocco, Egypt, Libya, Nepal, Liberia and Myanmar.
The workshop in comparative constitutional law was organized by the University of Milan and the Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law.
The Durham-Cambridge doctoral Workshop in European Union Law 'Igniting European Union Law: Frameworks for the Future' was organized by the Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS) en Durham European Law Institute (DELI).
Diamant, Van Emmerik and Geertjes presented national report at the International Congress of Comparative Law in Vienna
Every four years the International Academy of Comparative Law organises a new edition of this congress in co-operation with the Interdisciplinary Association of Comparative and Private International Law.
On Tuesday 24th June 2014 the participants of the Honours Class ‘The Powers That Be’ gathered in the Sterrewacht to attend its final session.
In June 2014 the Honours Class Cybersecurity. Legal, Philosophical and Technical Dimensions was held, coordinated by Dr. Marga Groothuis of the Constitutional and Administrative Law Department.
Researchers from Constitutional and Administrative Law Department visit Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg
From 18 to 20 May seven researchers from the Constitutional and Administrative Law Department were in Heidelberg where they visited the Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law).
Hans-Martien ten Napel has been awarded a Research Fellowship in Legal Studies at the Center of Theological Inquiry (CTI) at Princeton University , USA, which enables him to be in full-time residence at CTI for the academic year, 1 September 2014 to 31 May 2015.
During a visit to the US on March 14, 2014 Ingrid Leijten gave a guest lecture at Boston College Law School in Boston, Massachusetts.
From 23 September to 1 October Professor Wim Voermans organized workshops, gave lectures and advised on various aspects concerning regulations. This was done in his capacity as a fellow of the Brazilian government think tank IPEA (the government Institute for Applied Economic Research) and as a guest of the Casa Civil (the office of the Brazilian president).
On 21 and 22 August 2013 Titia Loenen taught two lectures during the summer school ‘Law on the Bosphorus, Istanbul International Summer School, Current Trends in Human Rights Law’. The summer school is organised by Istanbul University Faculty of Law in association with Leiden Law School and The Raoul Wallenberg Institute and took place between 15 and 25 August 2013.
On July 4th 2013, LEGSA will hold a conference at Leiden University on the application of State aid law in national courts.
Workshop Common quality standards for legislation in different legal traditions as an inspiration for legal reform organized and presided by Wim Voermans
On the 9 April 2013 the Commonwealth IAL, Association of Legislative Counsel (CALC), the Korea Legislation Research Institute, the government of Angola and Leiden and VU University Amsterdam organized a joint workshop presided by professor Wim Voermans .
As of 1 May 2013, Hans-Martien ten Napel has been appointed Associate Professor at Leiden University in the Netherlands, where he is also Research Fellow of the Leiden Law School. Since 2008, he has also been a senior researcher at the School of Human Rights Research.
The role of regulation in achieving legitimate rule is a topical issue that invites further discussion. To this end, the Leiden research profile area on Political Legitimacy has organized an international conference titled ‘Political Legitimacy and the Paradox of Regulation’ which will address the question whether the increase of regulations has helped or hindered the legitimacy of political systems, including modern democracies.