Dr Ruvi Ziegler on the principle of nonrefoulement in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights

Dr Ruvi Ziegler (University of Reading School of Law) will be speaking about the principle of nonrefoulement in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights at a Goldsmiths Law and the ‘Knowing Our Rights’ project online conference on 4th November, celebrating 70 years of the European Convention of Human Rights. The conference features a wide range of human rights scholars, NGO experts and politicians, who will come together to consider the past, present and future of the Convention.

Report on the 2020 Society of Legal Scholars’ Annual Conference

Members of the School of Law were out in force at the 2020 Society of Legal Scholars’ Annual Conference, which was hosted by the University of Exeter, and took place virtually in September. The work presented by our colleagues reflect the wide variety of impactful and important research that is being undertaken across the School.

Dr Charlotte Smith gave the key note speech for the Legal History subject section. Her paper was entitled ‘Legal Biography and Religion: Some Reflections’.

Professor Paul Almond presented a paper entitled ‘Smoked Kippers and Red Herrings: ‘Euromyths’ and the UK Regulatory Environment’.

Dr Rachel Horton presented her research on ‘Assisted Dying and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.’

Dr Ruvi Ziegler was the co-convenor for the Migration & Asylum subject section, and he gave a paper on the ‘Political rights of aliens’ in the Civil Liberties & Human Rights subject section.

Professor Gerard McMeel QC gave the keynote speech at the Contract, Commercial and Consumer Law subject section. His paper was entitled ‘An English Commercial Code’, and is based on his project to restate the key principles of English commercial law.

Finally, Dr Peter Coe, who is taking over the Convenorship of the Media & Communications Law subject section from this year, gave a paper in that stream entitled ‘The Internet, social media, citizen journalism and increased access to the public sphere: a new reality for free speech or just an illusion?

Listen to Ruvi Ziegler on CBC radio talking about his EU Passport project & the new Austrian citizenship law

Ruvi was interviewed on CBC radio’s ‘As It Happens’ programme about the new changes to Austrian law enabling applications for restoration of citizenship from victims of national socialism and their descendants.

See the article in the Observer, that also references our EU passport project.

The interview is available (by clicking on ‘listen to the full episode’) between minutes 26:20-33:20.