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European Week of Regions and Cities Ahead

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European Week of Regions and Cities takes place from 5 to 8 October 2009 at Brussels. The programme and themes are available at Yesterday I read four lectures on fundamentals of law to the Political Governance students of the Tallinn University at Rakvere. The lectures took place in a cosy lecture room at the […]

„The ultimate globalization of international law education“

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The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations, the international law scholars and practitioners (included our Rein Müllerson), States, institutions and other individuals have opened the Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Director of the Codification Division, Office of Legal Affairs, Ms. Mahnoush H. Arsanjani introduces the library as consisting […]

Democratic Consciense of Europe

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I was kind of disappointed today morning noticing that my blog pictures had disappeared – at least one cannot see my pictures any more appearing at the main page. On the one hand is true that academic texts and pictures do not suit together. I even remember from the period of theology studies that the […]

On Methodologies of Composing Test Questions

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Composing a Multiple-Choice Test is a difficult task, as the students’ results greatly depend on the understandability of the test questions. The same applies towards all examination questions, whether in the form of a test or not. Thus, several methods have been worked out for composing the questions, and there also exist several guidance materials […]

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First Human Rights Class with a New Group – Updated

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This Friday (9/11) I began with the “Protection of Human Rights under EU Law” course with a new group of students at the University of Tartu. The students in this group are from different universities – From Estonia (University of Tartu), Georgia (Tbilisi State University), Lithuania (Vytautas Magnus University), Poland (Jagiellonian University) and Turkey (Ege […]

The Future of Human Rights and Democracy in Europe

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A Conference “What future for human rights and democracy in Europe? The role of the Council of Europe” is taking place on 11 September 2009 at Paris. The conference will inter alia discuss the questions, whether human rights and the rule of law are under threat from the world economic crisis and various conflicts, and what […]

Human Rights… Democracy… Rule of Law

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Human Rights, democracy and the rule of law are the Council of Europe’s fundamental values. On 5 May 1949 ten states (Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom) signed the Treaty of London. The last Council of Europe’s political mandate was defined in May 2005 by the third […]

Inter-University Knowledge Development in the Legal Capital of the World

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A new event that I find important is the Asser Colloquium on The EU in the World: External Relations Law for the 21st Century, taking place on Friday, 2 October 2009 at the T. C. M. Asser Instituut at The Hague. Besides other famous participants, one can find the name Adam Łazowski, he has lectured in […]

E-Learning Modules and the New Website of the Academy of European Law

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Reading a reminder of the Academy of European Law course “Litigating European Community Law. Introductory Course”, taking place at Trier from 23 to 25 September 2009, I noticed the text: “Participants will also have the opportunity to prepare in advance for the seminar through an online e-learning course and to test their knowledge via the Academy of […]

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How Law Changes

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Used to seeing law professors walking into the university lecture rooms with effortless-seeming elegance, I always am surprised how much energy it may actually take to have the key and wire for the projector (and return them) and set up the technical facilities (I was helped today). And climb the stairs. Not talking about the hard […]

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