ESIL Lecture: Human Rights Protection: the Role of the European Court of Human Rights

In collaboration with ESIL under the ESIL Lectures, Professor Geir Ulfstein will interview Helen Keller on her reflections as a Judge at the European Court of Human Rights.

Judge Helen Keller at the Conference on the long-term future of the European Court of Human Rights, Oslo, 2014. Photo: UiO


The interview is opened to students, academics and a wider audience.  Some time will be allocated at the end of the interview for questions from the public.

You can refer to previous interviews with leading Judges on topics of international Law.

Judge Helen Keller

International law expert Helen Keller was appointed Judge at the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Switzerland in 2011. Judge Helen Keller was a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee (2008-2011), a visiting researcher at the ECtHR in Strasbourg (2009) and is a professor of law at Zurich University.  She has also been a research fellow at the European Law Research Centre at Havard Law School and at the European University Institute in Florence.


The European Society of International Law (ESIL) is a forum facilitating greater interaction amoung European International Lawyers.  Through this forum, ESIL aims at promoting the study of public international Law.  ESIL Lectures are a mean to broadcast presentations on international Law themes to a wider audience.




Tags: Human Rights, Legitimacy, Effectiveness
Published Apr. 11, 2014 11:14 AM - Last modified Aug. 5, 2021 10:18 AM