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European Court of Human Rights focus of Kirk Lecture

Carole Fink, professor of European international history at Ohio State University, will present the Grayson Kirk Distinguished Lecture, "The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg: Protecting Freedom of Expression, 1959-1999," at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in Room 100 of the art building.

The European Court of Human Rights was set up in Strasbourg in 1959 to deal with alleged violations of the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights. The court has evolved over the past 50 years from a small, cautious West European body to an activist European institution affecting the laws and politics of its 40 members, notably in the area of freedom of expression.

Fink is author of Marc Bloch: A Life in History (Cambridge, 1989, 1990) and The Genoa Conference: European Diplomacy, 1921-1922 (1992), which earned the George Louis Beer Prize in International History from the American Historical Association. She is co-editor of 1968: The World Transformed (1998).

The lecture is sponsored by Miami’s international studies program, the history department and the European area studies committee.

The Grayson Kirk Distinguished Lecture Series, which brings to campus public figures and recognized scholars to address international issues, was endowed by the Tinker Foundation in honor of Grayson Kirk (Miami, 1924).

Date Published: 10/26/2000
Volume: 20   Number: 13


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