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15 May | This British bill of rights could end the UK

Professor Philippe Sands explains how the British Bill of Rights would leave some people in the United Kingdom with more rights than others in the Guardian.

News & Events

Professor Ioannis Lianos and panel at a UCL Laws event with Professor Howard Shelanksi

Professor Howard Shelanksi on The Role of Cost-Benefit Analysis in the US Regulatory System

1 June 2015
From left) Niklas Frank, Philippe Sands, and Horst von Wächter Curtsey of Wildgaze Films

Documentary by Professor Philippe Sands premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

28 April 2015
Danielle White of Mayer Brown, UCL Laws student Cara Goldthorpe and BBC presenter, Fiona Bruce

Cara Goldthorpe wins Law Undergraduate Student of Year Award

Heart of Human Rights: Allen Buchanan

The Heart of Human Rights: A workshop on Allen Buchanan’s latest book

3 Jun 2015, 14:00 - 16:45
World Oceans Day

Realising the Potential of Our Oceans and Coasts

8 Jun 2015, 18:30 - 20:45

Transforming Bentham House: Explore our new home