2011 Summer school on Human Rights, Göttingen

Göttingen 11-14 September 2011

Location: Seminar room, SUB

Draft Program

Legal Research Network Summer School:

Bristol, Budapest (ELTE), Ghent, Göttingen, Groningen, Lille – Nord de France, Turku, Uppsala

“Human Rights and Their Impact on Various Fields of the Law”


The entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty marks a cornerstone in the development of the human rights system in Europe. By furnishing the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union with binding force and envisaging the accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights, the Treaty envisages a multi-layered and complex European system of human rights.

Beyond such historical events, however, a less visible but equally relevant development deserves academic attention, which concerns the way, how human rights impact other fields of the law. Such impact is obvious in a number of areas of the law such as police law, criminal procedure, family law or labour law. However, a closer look reveals, that there is hardly any field of the law, which is beyond the reach of human rights, including such matters as tax or economic law and environmental law. Even more, the Lisbon Treaty highlights, that human rights belong to the core values of the European Union and for instance also inform its foreign relations.

The summer school aims at providing a comprehensive overview as well as in depth discussions on these issues.

Welcome Reception

Sunday, September 11, 2011 18.00 venue tba

We cordially invite you to the welcome reception.

General Welcome

Monday, September 12, 2011 9.00 – 9.30 seminar room, SUB

Prof. Dr. Werner Heun & Prof. Dr. Peter-Tobias Stoll (University of Göttingen)

Morning Session

Lecture 1

Monday, September 12, 2011 9.30 – 11.00 seminar room, SUB

Werner Heun (University of Göttingen)

Europeanization of Equality Rights

Lecture 2

Monday, September 12, 2011 11.30 – 13.00 seminar room, SUB

Torbjörn Ingvarsson (Uppsala University)

Scandinavian Realism and Human Rights – Opposites Attracts or just Strange Bedfellows?

lunch break

Afternoon Session

Lecture 3

Monday, September 12, 2011 14.30 – 16.00 seminar room, SUB

Nicolas Desrumaux (Lille – Nord de France)

Technological impulse and Human Rights: what Europe wants?

Lecture 4: Public Lecture Monday, September 12, 2011 17.00 – 19.00 kleine Aula, Wilhelmsplatz
Steven Greer (University of Bristol) tba

Morning Session

Lecture 5

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 8.30 – 10.00 seminar room, SUB

Pekka Lansineva (University of Turku)

Human Rights and Private Law. Finnish Experiences and Comparative Aspects?

Lecture 6

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 10.30 – 12.00 seminar room, SUB

Juha Lavapuro (University of Turku)

Human Rights, copyright and excessive damages. A case study

lunch break

Afternoon Session

Lecture 7

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 13.30 – 15.00 seminar room, SUB

András Kisfaludi (Budapest (ELTE))

Human Rights and Company Law

Lecture 8

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 15.30 – 17.00 seminar room, SUB

Maud Piers (University of Gent)

A Consumer Arbitration Model for Europe

Graduate Student workshop Tuesday, September 13, 2011 17.30 – 19.00 seminar room, SUB
details tba

Morning Session

Lecture 9

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9.00 – 10.30 seminar room, SUB

Pal Sonnevend (Budapest (ELTE))

The European Convention of Human Rights and the domestic courts: supplementing the national constitutions

Lecture 10

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11.00 – 12.30 seminar room, SUB

Peter Van Elsuwege (University of Ghent)

The implication of the Lisbon Treaty for the protection of fundamental rights in the legal order of the European Union

lunch break

Afternoon Session

Lecture 11

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 14.00 – 15.30 seminar room, SUB

Aline Klingenberg (University of Groningen)

Administrativ Law and Human Rights

Closing Remarks

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 16.00 – 16.30 seminar room, SUB

Prof. Dr. Peter-Tobias Stoll (University of Göttingen)