The School of Advanced Study is saddened to hear of the sudden death on 10 March of Stefania Barichello, a research student who was well known to both the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Stefania’s work on refugee protection in Latin America meant that she participated in the School’s Human Rights Consortium and Refugee Law Initiative events. She was an inspiring, committed and passionate individual who cared deeply about the refugee cause. Her death affects so many of us but our thoughts are with her family and friends.
CALL FOR PAPERS ACTIVIST SCHOLARSHIP IN HUMAN RIGHTS: NEW CHALLENGES Wednesday 28 th June 2017 Senate House, School of Advanced Study, University of London This conference aims to facilitate a productive exchange between scholars and activists, working within the broad interdisciplinary field of human rights, on the epistemological, methodological and ethical challenges in activist scholarship.
Dr David James Cantor, Director and founder of the Refugee Law Initiative based at the Human Rights Consortium has been appointed senior adviser to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). He will work part-time with the UNHCR’s Americas bureau from November 2016. Over the past 12 months, Dr Cantor’s research has helped shape UNHCR’s policy for Latin America. His appointment to this prestigious position follows the completion of a three-year Economic and Social Research Council-funded project, which looked at refugee protection in Latin America.
CALL FOR PAPERS HUMAN RIGHTS RESEARCH STUDENTS’ CONFERENCE Friday 11th November 2016 Senate House, School of Advanced Study, University of London
The Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) issued a declaration on academic freedom on 3rd of September in response to "the actions and threats of actions of an increasing number of States to restrain and even foreclose academic freedom". Utrecht Declaration on Academic Freedom was adopted by the AHRI General Assembly during its annual conference in Utrecht. The translations of the Declaration into the six official UN languages will be available soon on AHRI’s website: www.ahri-network.org
The organizing coalition of the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal Session on the Human Rights Impacts of Fracking which includes the Human Rights Consortium highlight how fracking threatens human rights. Read more...
There is ample reportage to evidence the negative effects business activity of all types can have on the provision of human rights. Equally, there can be little doubt economic development, usually driven through business activity and trade, is necessary for any state to provide the institutions and infrastructure necessary to secure and provide human rights for their citizens.
The Human Rights Research Students' Conference is organised by the the Human Rights Consortium in collaboration with the University of Essex. It will take place on Wednesday 8th July 2015 in Essex.
Dr David Cantor, Director of the Refugee Law Initiative , has been quoted extensively in Thousands flee violence in Latin America , an article in the humanitarian and international affairs magazine, Perspective. Using evidence gathered from his research on the protection of refugees and other displaced persons, Dr Cantor said the massive spike in unaccompanied minors entering the US, is the ‘tip of the iceberg of a new humanitarian crisis in the region’.
The Human Rights Consortium is delighted to announce that Dr Julian Burger has been awarded the third annual Peter Lyon Memorial Prize. Dr Burger has been awarded the prize for his article, ‘Indigenous Peoples in Commonwealth Countries: the Legacy of the Past and Present-Day Struggles for Self-Determination’ , published in The Round Table, volume 102, issue 4 (August 2013).