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EU Extra-territoriality and Human Rights after Lisbon: Scope and Boundaries

Thursday 13 July 13:00 until 17:45
University of Sussex, Freeman Building
Part of the series: Sussex European Institute Research Workshop

On 13 and 14 July 2017 the Sussex European Institute will host a research workshop organised by Dr Samantha Velluti, Reader in Law and member of the European Law and Policy Research Group at Sussex Law School and Dr Vassilis Tzevelekos, Senior Lecturer in Law at Liverpool Law School.

The two day workshop will be one of the first of its kind to explore the extraterritoriality of EU law in a comprehensive and cross-sectoral manner.

It will bring together legal scholars and policy-makers from across the UK and Europe to explore the EU's extraterritorial conduct and the extraterritorial effects of EU law in relation to human rights in light of the changes introduced by the 2009 Treaty of Lisbon.

If you are interested in attending and have a strong interest in the areas detailed in the programme below, please email Samantha Velluti: S.M.Velluti@sussex.ac.uk

Please note there are limited spaces, available on a first-come first-served basis.

 

Workshop programme

Day 1: 13 July 2017


1-2pm

Registration & lunch

 

2-2.30pm

 

Welcome address – Professor Andrew Sanders, Sussex Law School

Introduction to the workshop – Dr Samantha Velluti, Sussex Law School and Dr Vassilis Tzevelekos, School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool

 

2.30-3.30pm

 

Keynote Speech - Professor Joanne Scott, School of Law - UCL

 

3.30-4.30pm

 

Session 1. Theoretical aspects of the extraterritoriality of EU law and Articles 3(5) and 21 TEU

Chair: Dr Vassilis Tzevelekos, School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool

  • Professor Eleanor Spaventa, School of Law, University of Durham, ‘Is the application of the Charter ever extra-territorial?'
  • Dr Theodore Konstadinides, School of Law, University of Essex, ‘The Intersection between the European and International Rule of Law’
  • Dr Antal Berkes, School of Law, University of Manchester, ‘The extraterritorial human rights obligations of the EU in its external trade and investment policies’

Discussant: Dr Joshua Curtis, School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool

 

4.30-4.45pm

Coffee break

  

4.45-5.45pm

 

Session 2. Relationship between EU law and International law and the international responsibility of the EU

Chair and discussant: Professor Christian Henderson, Sussex Law School

  • Professor Cedric Ryngaert, School of Law, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, ‘Extraterritorial accountability and EU external action: the case of trade relations with occupied territories’
  • Ms Maruša T. Veber, Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, ‘Human rights obligations of the European Union in the context of the adoption of countermeasures’
  • Dr Scarlett McArdle, School of Law, Birmingham City University, ‘The European Union and the difficulties of attribution: the need for shared responsibility’

 

7.30pm

Dinner (Venue tbc)


Day 2: 14 July 2017

 

9-9.30am


Refreshments 

 

9.30-10.30am

Session 3: Substantive areas of EU external action: EU Competition Law and public procurement

Chair: Professor Nuno Ferreira, Sussex Law School

  • Professor Erika Szyszczak Sussex Law School, ‘EU competition rules in the EU-Ukraine Agreement’
  • Dr Maria Anna Corvaglia, Birmingham Law School, ‘Public procurement and its extraterritorial use for the protection of socio-environmental concerns’
  • Dr Albert Sanchez Graells, School of Law, University of Bristol, ‘An ever changing scope? The expansive boundaries of EU public procurement rules and their extraterritoriality’
  • Dr Aris Georgopoulos, School of Law, University of Nottingham, ‘Using EU public procurement standards in order to achieve human rights objectives outside the EU’

Discussant: Dr Kamala Dawar, Sussex Law School

 

10.30-11am

Coffee break

 

11am-12pm

Session 4: Substantive areas of EU external action: EU environmental law; human rights conditionality in trade agreements; EU asylum law

Chair and discussant: Dr Samantha Velluti, Sussex Law School

  • Dr Clair Gammage, School of Law, University of Bristol, ‘The normative nature of social norms in EU-Free Trade Agreements: Toward “Development-Friendly” Trade?’
  • Dr Elaine Fahey, The City Law School, University of London, ‘A taxonomy of the EU’s “global” approach to law-making’
  • Dr Oksana Holovko-Havrysheva, Ukranian Catholic University, Lviv, Ukraine, ‘External dimension of the EU human rights policy: normative effect of the human rights clauses in the association agreements with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova’
  • Dr Sonia Morano-Foadi, School of Law, Oxford Brookes University, ‘Extraterritoriality and EU migration law and policy’

 

12-1pm

Lunch

 

1-2.30pm

Session 5: Policy Section

Chair: Professor Paul Taggart, School of Politics, University of Sussex and Director of Sussex European Institute

  • Mr Andrea Mogni, European External Action Service and Alber & Geiger. ‘The integration of human rights in the EU’s external relations’
  • Ms Karin Ulmer, ACT Alliance EU, ‘EU's approach to human rights enforcements related to EU trade and investment policies’
  • Mr Anders Neergaard, European Parliament, Directorate for Institutional and Parliamentary Affairs, Unit for External Relations, ‘The issue of fundamental rights and the values and principles of the EU in the external action under Article 3(5) and 21(3) TEU’

Discussants: Dr Elaine Fahey, The City Law School, University of London and Professor Paul Taggart, School of Politics, University of Sussex and Director of Sussex European Institute

 

2.30-3pm

Concluding remarks by the organizers – follow up on post-workshop publication


By: Rachael Marie Phelps
Last updated: Monday, 26 June 2017

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