Programme of the workshop

University of Tampere, School of Management

Research Group of Public Law

Thursday 22 October and Friday 23 October 2015


Workshop programme

Day 1 Thursday 22 October 2015

14.15-16.30 Opening lectures* Place: Pinni B 1100, Pinni B Building, First floor

”Reconciliation between Human Rights and Development Policy”

Dr. Nina Nordström, Head of the Human Rights Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

“Why the United Kingdom is so Uncomfortable with Strasbourg?”

Dr. Ed Bates, University of Leicester, author of the book ”Evolution of the European Convention on Human Rights”

“Linking European Consensus and International Human Rights Law”

Dr. Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou, University of Liverpool, author of the book “European Consensus and the Legitimacy of the European Court of Human Rights”

* These lectures are arranged in co-operation with the Course of Fighting against human rights violations and social injustices

16.45-18.00 ECtHR Poster Café: participants are invited to provide posters introducing their research and its relation to the European Court of Human Rights to other participants. Place: Cabinet between Pinni B and Pinni A buildings. First floor.

18.00-21 Dinner. Informal gathering to meet the participants,

Place: Café Pinni, Pinni A Building, First floor


Day 2: Friday 23 October 2015

Doctoral Workshop 9.15-16.30

Place: Pinni B 3116, Pinni B Building, Third floor

9.15-9.45 Key note presentation “Some observations on the ECtHR and development of its doctrines: Interpretation in light of the object and purpose of the Convention”

Dr. Matti Pellonpää, Former Judge of the ECtHR, Justice at the Supreme Administrative Court

9.45-11.30 Session I: “Living instrument”

(Facilitators Ed Bates & Jukka Viljanen)

Kristiina Honko, University of Tampere

Rachael Ita, University of Derby, the United Kingdom

Dmitrij Lisovkij, Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona, Spain

Elina Todorov University of Tampere

Aristi Volou, University of Leicester, the United Kingdom

11.30-12.15 Lunch Break, Restaurant Aleksis, Technopolis

12.15-13.45 Session II: “Emerging consensus”

(Facilitators Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou & Pauli Rautiainen)

Oliver Butler, University of Cambridge, the United Kingdom

Nasiya Daminova, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

Elena Ervas, University Ca’ Foscari of Venice, Italy

Emma Lehtinen University of Tampere

Elina Pekkarinen University of Tampere

Coffee Break

14.15-15.30 Session III: “Effective and practical”

(Facilitators Matti Pellonpää & Jukka Viljanen)

Başak Bağlayan & Johannes Hendrik Fahner, University of Luxemburg

Marco Bocchi, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Heta Heiskanen, University of Tampere

Flutura Kusari, University of Ghent, Belgium

Helen Küchler, Europa-Institut Saarbrücken, Germany


15.30-16.30 Final session. Summary discussion: What have we learned?

16.30 Closing of the Workshop


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