From October to December 2017 Piers Gardner will be a Global Faculty Researcher at the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice Lido. He will be leading a number of seminars for practitioners and academics on Strategic Litigation with particular reference to cases before the European Court of Human Rights. [Piers remains in full time practice].
On 12 October 2017 Piers Gardner will give evidence to the Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. The hearing concerns the case for drafting a European Convention on the profession of lawyer. Piers will participate as a spokesperson for the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), having been joint Rapporteur of the CCBE’s position paper on the proposal for this new Convention. [Piers is the UK member of the CCBE’s Permanent Delegation to the European Court of Human Rights.]