7.18.2007

Students Receive Invitation from President of the European Court of Human Rights

Students from Regent School of Law who are in Strasbourg, France for a unique human rights program sponsored by the Law School were recently invited to observe the oral arguments in a high profile terrorism case. The invitation was issued by the President of the European Court of Human Rights (the equivalent of the Chief Justice), which is headquartered in Strasbourg.

Strasbourg is also the home of the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), a public interest law firm dedicated to the protection of religious freedom and human rights.

According to Jeffrey Brauch, dean of Regent School of Law, European Parliament members from Ireland, Romania, Netherlands and Finland and the former Justice Minister of Slovakia also visited the students. "Our students are not only learning about human rights law and European law," Brauch says, "but they are experiencing it."

The Strasbourg program concludes on August 5.