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ERA: Summer Course on Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the EU


18 Jun 2018 to 21 Jun 2018





Event Description


This four-day course will provide a thorough introduction to human rights law and the rule of law in the European Union.

Key topics

  • Protection of human rights in Europe
  • The rule of law in the EU: Article 7 TEU procedure, conditionality of regional aid/structural funds
  • Better lawmaking
  • Transparency of the legislative process in the EU
  • Right to information in the EU
  • Independence and authority of the judiciary in Europe
  • Access to a court and fair trial guarantees in European law
  • External dimension of human rights in the EU: EU external actions, restrictive measures


Johan Callewaert, Deputy Grand Chamber Registrar, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg

Adam Cygan, Professor of EU Law, School of Law, University of Leicester, England

Waltraud Hakenberg, Professor of EU Law, Institute of European Law of the University of the Saar; former Registrar of the Civil Service Tribunal of the European Union, Luxembourg

Matthew Happold, Barrister, 3 Hare Court, London; Professor of Public International Law, University of Luxembourg

Adam Łazowski, Professor of EU Law, University of Westminster, London

Norbert Lorenz, Director for Parliamentary and Financial Affairs, Legal Service, European Parliament, Luxembourg

Constantinos Lycourgos, Judge, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg

Laurent Pech, Professor of European Law, Middlesex University  London, Visiting Professor at Bordeaux University

Gabriel Toggenburg, Senior Legal Advisor, Director’s Office, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Vienna

Dovydas Vitkauskas, Senior Expert on Judicial Reform, Venice Commission and Council of Europe, Vilnius

Edith Zeller, President of the Association of European Administrative Judges, Vienna

>> Further information and 
online registration

Language: English

Visit to the CJEU in Luxembourg: Participants in this summer course will also have the opportunity to visit the Court of Justice of the EU in Luxembourg.

Organiser: ERA (Karolina Rokicka)

Event number: 418B17