Events


Academic Conference: “BREXIT” 15 months on – socio-legal perspectives for the EU and Europe

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Saturday 23 September 2017, 9:00 – 17:15 hrs
Queen’s University Belfast, Main Site Tower

Our sincerest thanks to speakers and participants for making this a successful conference – a summary report is now available here  and speakers’ presentations can be accessed here. NEW: some of the papers are published in a special issue of the NILQ – check our web page here: https://nilq.qub.ac.uk/index.php/nilq/issue/view/7

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Human Rights in a Changing Europe – Colliding Spheres of Justice? 15/06/2018

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How will Human Rights be protected in Europe between the Council of Europe and the European Union? Debates on how the two competing courts contributed to Equality and Social Justice (panel one, key note: Evelyn Collins, NI Equality Commission) and to resolving tensions between human rights and criminal justice (panel 2, key note: Daniel Sarmiento, University Carlos III Madrid). For more information check the call for papers(closed), the conference report (HERE), the slides of Dagmar Schiek’s conference summary (HERE), and podcasts of speakers summarising their contributions (HERE). Abstracts and cv’s can be found in the conference folder (HERE)*This was a Bar Council’s recognised CPD event.

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Economic & Monetary Union & Social Justice (26/01/18) – report now available

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Chaired by Prof Dagmar Schiek (QUB), and with presentations by Prof Ulla Neergaard (Copenhagen), Prof Fabian Amtenbrink (Rotterdam) and Dr Bart Vanhercke (OSE, Brussels), the discussion  focused on whether the EU’s renewed social agenda, epitomised by the Pillar of Social Rights, can be aligned with the legal frame of Economic and Monetary Union, … Continue reading

Innovative Approaches to Ecological Sustainability in the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities in a global economic crisis

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Friday 26th May 2017, 12.00- 17.00 , Queen’s University Belfast School of Law

This half day event focused on the concept of ecological sustainability, identifying barriers that European Union policy makers face in seeking to achieve this core goal as well as the opportunities for innovative solutions. A report can be viewed HERE

 

The practical implications of the UK Supreme Court´s “Brexit” decision for Northern Ireland (30th January 2017)

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The School of Law at QUB, together with the Centre for Transnational and European Studies, hosted a round-table discussion forum about the “Brexit” decisions of the UK Supreme Court, released on Tuesday, 24th January, concerning the constitutional requirements to trigger Art. 50 TEU.

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Rights in Diverse Societies: Gender, Migration and Ethnopolitics in the EU – 18/19 11 2016

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The conference Rights in diverse societies: Gender Migration and ethnopolitics in the EU, organised by the PSA Ethnopolitics, Global Justice & Human Rights, and Women & Politics Specialist Groups explored the intersections of ethnopolitics, gender and ethnic identities, and differential access to enjoyment of equal rights in diverse societies. Click here to view programme.

Northern Ireland at the Edge – what next after “BREXIT” (15 Sep, 13:50)

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This half-day event focused on the consequences of the UK’s future relationship with Ireland, north and south, including the potential of the EU’s external border crossing the island of Ireland, options for maintaining EU membership and potential lessons from Liechtenstein, Greenland and Switzerland. A joint endeavour with the Royal Irish Academy and “The UK in a Changing EU”.  Video podcasts of the main points, a report and a policy paper are now available.15 September conference final reportPolicy brief Northern Ireland at the Edge what next after BREXIT
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