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Professor Damien Short invited to join the ESRC’s Doctoral Training Partnerships Peer Review College

Tuesday 24 January 2023
Professor Damien Short , Co-Director of the Human Rights Consortium at the ICWS , and the campus-based MA Understanding and Securing Human Rights , has been invited to join the ESRC’s Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) Peer Review College. Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) provide training for students across the full disciplinary range of the social sciences, as well as areas of interdisciplinary research at the boundaries with other sciences.

New exhibition curated by current MA Human Rights student Dorcas Taylor

Wednesday 18 January 2023
‘Shot two zebras. Played tennis’: Scarborough museum confronts legacy of colonial past. Discovery of stuffed animals from central Africa and recordings from ‘human zoo’ inspires exhibition This exhibition was curated by our current MA Human Rights student, Dorcas Taylor.   This exhibition at ' From Local to Global ' was curated by our current MA Human Rights student, Dorcas Taylor.  To read the full article, please click here.

New Scholarships for the MA Understanding and Securing Human Rights programme

Monday 21 November 2022
Our MA Understanding and Securing Human Rights programme has been allocated two scholarships from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.  The closing date for applications is 13 December 2022 at 16:00 GMT. The  Commonwealth Shared Scholarship programme is one of three Master’s programmes offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

Code of Conduct on academic freedom and internationalisation launched at Parliament

Sunday 3 July 2022
HRC Co-Director, Dr Corinne Lennox, joined the  Academic Freedom & Internationalisation Working Group  colleagues at Parliament to launch a code of conduct on academic freedom in internationalisation. The panel discussed ways forward for meeting the challenges of threats to academic freedom in UK higher education institutions in connection with internationalisation processes.  

Call for contributions: 70 Reflections on Human Rights

Wednesday 17 October 2018
70 Reflections on Human Rights On the 10 th December 1948 the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. At the time, the Chairperson of the General Assembly remarked that ‘it was the first occasion on which the organized community of nations had made a declaration of human rights and fundamental freedoms’, and that ‘millions of people, men, women and children all over the world, would turn to it for help, guidance and inspiration’.

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