Essex Public International Law Lecture: ECHR Protocol 15 – Brighton Revisited

  • Mon 14 Jun 21

    18:00 - 19:00

  • Online


  • Event speaker

    Judge Erik Wennerström, European Court of Human Rights

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Public International Law Lecture

  • Event organiser

    Essex Law School

Please join us for the latest instalment of the Essex Public International Law Lecture Series.

The Essex Public International Law Lecture Series welcomes you to the latest instalment presented by Judge Erik Wennerström, European Court of Human Rights and chaired by Dr Meagan Wong from the School of Law at the University of Essex.


The Brighton Declaration of 2012 resulted in the adoption a year later, by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, of the amending Protocol 15 to the European Convention of Human Rights, a Protocol that is set to enter into force, following the ratification of all States Parties to the ECHR, on 1 August 2021.
The Protocol contains five modifications to the Convention. Some changes will probably not present the Court with serious challenges or the need for extensive interpretation. There could be amendments, however, that will constitute the starting points of some interesting jurisprudential developments. The lecture will focus on some of these possible starting points.



Erik O. Wennerström: Judge of the European Court of Human Rights, LL.M. and LL.D. with Uppsala University, Sweden. Former Principal Legal Adviser, diplomat, and civil servant of Sweden and the EU-Commission. His research mainly focuses on the rule of law and its application as a norm or standard.

About the Essex Public International Law Lecture Series

The Essex Public International Law lecture series is founded, hosted and co-chaired by Dr Meagan Wong and Dr Emily Jones based in the School of Law. This is a weekly lecture series featuring judges of international courts and tribunals, leading academics, and practitioners of international law from governmental service, international organizations, and private practice from across the globe. The series prides itself on building on two important intellectual traditions of international law: formalism and international legal practice, and international legal theory including postcolonial and feminist perspectives. 

We welcome all students, academics, practitioners and legal advisors to join us.

How to register

You can register here for the event which will be held on zoom.

For further information

Please contact Dr Meagan Wong, meagan.wong@essex.ac.uk and Dr Emily Jones, e.jones@essex.ac.uk.


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