Organised by the School of Advanced Study’s Human Rights Consortium (HRC), the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex and the University of Glasgow’s Human Rights Network, this conference is a one of a series of three aimed at postgraduate students working within the broad interdisciplinary field of human rights and social justice.
Each day-long event provides a forum to stimulate research on contemporary human rights and social justice issues, problems, challenges and policies, and enable students to present and discuss their research in progress. Papers which go beyond disciplinary boundaries to embrace interdisciplinary perspectives on human rights themes are of particular interest.
This event on 16 May runs from 9am–5pm and is divided into five panels, Economic and social rights in the UK; Environment, development and human rights; Child rights in challenging contexts; New interpretations of rights in conflict situations; New social mobilisation for human rights – regional perspectives. Panels are chaired by senior academics who will also serve as discussants.
- Stephen Daniels (Glasgow): Human rights education in Scotland: challenges and opportunities
- Amy Dickens (Essex): Data sharing in health technology public-private partnerships in the NHS: implications for the right to health
- Godswill Agbaitoro (Essex): Energy access projects in Africa and human rights risk: striking a balance
- Vivian Aiyedogbon (Vrije University): Climate change and human rights: paving a way to protect our daily lives through a right to participate in cultural life
- Jeannette Francesca Rodgers (Birmingham): Lost in transition: making the case for child participation in transitional justice
- Imogen Fell (St Mary’s): Protecting children in the Philippines who are sexually exploited: systematic challenges from the NGO context
- Danielle Crowley (Maynooth): The right to participate in cultural life during conflict
- Niloufar Omidi (National University of Ireland): The emerging right to peace in the context of jus contra bellum
- Zanij Noruzi (Middlesex): Do social movements promote or prevent the implementation of human rights in The Middle East?
- Eliana Rosas Aguilar (formerly HRC): The political emotions of disability in Latin America
Standard tickets costs £15, and concessions (students/retired/unwaged) £10.
Date: 16 May 2019, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Who: Human Rights Consortium, Human Rights Centre and the Human Rights Network
Venue: IALS Lecture Theatre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR