22 September 2011: Lunch meeting ECHR

On Thursday, 22 September 2011, 11am-1pm, a lunch meeting (in Dutch) will be organised related to the Faculty’s profile area concerning the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The discussions during the meeting will focus on the research of three PhD candidates from Leiden University concerning the development of the ECHR and (the improvement of) the practice of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).      

19 May 2011: NJB-salon: Interaction between legal systems

‘Does a formal hierarchy between legal systems still exist?’ and ‘Is the difference between public and private law still relevant?’ Prof. Walter van Gerven (former Advocate-General at the European Court of Justice) and Prof. Steven Lierman (legal secretary at the Court of Cassation) will discuss these questions.

11 February 2011: Round-table meeting about the eurocrisis - 'Artcle 136 (3) TFEU: the struggle for a provision'

Confronted with the debt crisis the European Council has chosen to amend the Treaty. A new paragraph will be added to Article 136 TFEU which should facilitate the creation of a permanent crisis mechanism. A mechanism that intriguingly stands both within and outside the EU legal order, and of which some argue that it will have a great influence on the nature and development of the Union. On 11 February 2011 the Europa Institute organizes within the framework of ‘Leiden Law Exchange’ (LLX), in collaboration with the faculty research school ‘Interaction between Legal Systems’, a round-table meeting on this important development.

22 June: Expert meeting about the case of Kononov v. Latvia

The Kononov case concerns war veteran Vasily Kononov. After World War II he was highly decorated by the Soviet Union for his role in the fight against Nazi Germany. However, in the 1990s – after Latvia had regained its independence – Mr. Kononov was prosecuted for war crimes. As the first of a series of 'ILS seminars', this expert meeting focused to the recent judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Kononov v. Latvia.

Interaction between Legal Systems

All researchers of the Leiden Law School were kindly invited to attend the faculty meeting on our research profile area Interaction between Legal Systems. The meeting was held on Thursday April 22 2010.