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54th Annual London-Leiden Meeting: EU Accession to the ECHR and Free Movement of Students

Event Details

Time: 10:00-17:00 (registration 09:30)

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

This year's London-Leiden meeting will be held in London on Saturday 27 June 2015.

There will be two sessions:

  • Morning: EU Accession to the ECHR: Where are we now?
  • Afternoon: Free Movement of Students - Perspectives and Problems

Confirmed speakers

  • Professor Johan Callewaert, European Court of Human Rights
  • Denis Crowley, Head of the Policy and Interinstitutional Coordination Unit in the Directorate General for Education and Culture, European Commission
  • Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Professor of European and Human Rights Law, University of Oxford
  • Professor Sir David Edward KCMG QC, Vice President, BIICL and former Judge at the Court of Justice of the EU
  • Judge Nicholas Forwood QC, General Court of the European Union
  • Professor Laurence Gormley, Professor of European Law, University of Groningen; President of the European Law Faculties Association
  • Judge Paul Mahoney, European Court of Human Rights
  • Jacqueline Minor, Head of Representation in the UK, European Commission

Session Chairs:

  • Alison McDonnell, Europa Institute, University of Leiden
  • Mark Powell, Executive Partner, White & Case (Brussels)

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This event is being organised by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and the Europa Instituut of the University of Leiden

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Pricing and Registration

BIICL Members:

  • Individual - £100
  • Full-time Academic - £75
  • Full-time Student - £45


  • Individual - £170
  • Full-time Academic - £125
  • Full-time Student - £75

N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.


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