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Wolfson Law Society Speakers
43 minutes | May 7, 2014
'The Filtering Mechanism of the European Court of Human Rights': Hasan Bakirci
On Friday 2 May 2014, Hasan Bakirci (Senior Lawyer, ECtHR) spoke at an event held at Wolfson College in association with the Wolfson Law Society. Hasan Bakirci is a senior official at the European Court of Human Rights. He studied law in Istanbul and Oxford, graduating from both places with distinction. He is the author of a practitioner’s handbook on Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Mr Bakirci has sixteen years’ experience as a lawyer at the Court, and prior to that worked for two years as a lawyer at the European Commission of Human Rights. He is currently a Head of Division at the Court and Deputy to the Registrar of the Filtering Section. He was recently responsible for overseeing a major initiative designed to bring the Court’s famously large backlog of cases under control. The talk was followed by a Q&A session chaired by Mr Jamie Trinidad, Junior Research Fellow of Wolfson College.
56 minutes | Nov 4, 2013
'Greece: A State With Weak Institutions, in Crisis': Professor Spyridon Flogaitis
On Thursday 31st October 2013, Professor Spyridon Flogaitis of the University of Athens spoke at an event held at Wolfson College in association with the Wolfson Law Society.
32 minutes | Feb 27, 2013
'The Customary International Humanitarian Law Project: Working to Protect Victims of Armed Conflict': Wolfson Law Society
On Friday 22nd February 2013 the Wolfson Law Society hosted a talk by Vanessa Holzer and Natália Fereirra de Castro on the Customary International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Project. A joint undertaking of the British Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Customary IHL Project collects and analyses national and international practice on various matters of IHL, thus updating the practice that underpinned the 2005 ICRC Study on Customary IHL. Customary IHL is important in today's armed conflicts because it fills gaps left by treaty law and so strengthens the protection offered to victims. Based at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, four British Red Cross researchers collaborate closely with the ICRC in making State practice from various countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, available on the ICRC Customary IHL database: http://www.icrc.org/customary-ihl
61 minutes | Dec 3, 2012
'Causes of the Global Financial Crisis and Core Regulatory Lessons': Professor George Walker
On Friday 23rd November 2012, Professor G.A. Walker of Queen Mary University of London spoke at an event held at Wolfson College in association with the Wolfson Law Society.
45 minutes | Dec 3, 2012
'Corporate Insolvency Law for the 21st Century: State-imposed or Market-based?': Dr Michael Schillig
On Tuesday 20th November 2012, Dr Michael Schillig of King’s College London spoke at an event held at Wolfson College in association with the Wolfson Law Society. Photograph courtesy of Humboldt European Law School.
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