School of Law

Judge Paul Mahoney: ‘The Changing Face of the European Court of Human Rights’

5 February 2015

Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Arts2 Lecture Theatre, Arts2 Building, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta as well as the 50th anniversary of the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London. To commemorate both of these milestones, the Human Rights Collegium will be hosting this special event. Judge Paul Mahoney, UK Judge on the European Court of Human Rights will speak about the changing face of the European Convention on Human Rights.

This event will be chaired by Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC. 

Lady Justice Arden will deliver the response.

About the speaker

Paul Mahoney has been the UK judge on the European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg) since November 2012. From 2005-11 he was President of the European Union Civil Service Tribunal, a specialist first-instance chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (Luxembourg). Prior to that, he spent the greater part of his career in the Registry of the Strasbourg Court, beginning as a case-lawyer in 1974 working on the case of Golder v. United Kingdom and ending as Registrar of the Court from 2001-05, with a three-year break in the 1990s as Head of Personnel of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg). His early career was as a lecturer (in Roman law and tort) at University College London, followed by two years of practice as a barrister in London until 1974. He has law degrees from the University of Oxford and University College London, and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2011. He is co-editor of three books on international human rights law as well as being author of various articles on European civil service law and the European Convention on Human Rights, and he served as associate editor of the Human Rights Law Journal from 1980-2012.


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