Dr Damien Short comments on a Campaign for Ecocide Law

Sunday 12 October 2014
Dr Damien Short is Director of the Human Rights Consortium (HRC) and a Senior Lecturer in Human Rights at the School of Advanced Study delivered the keynote speech at the End Ecocide Conference in Brussels. He was quoted in the Independent regarding the status of a law on Ecocide. Read the full article on the 'Campaign to put ecocide on a par with genocide in attempt to curb environmental destruction'.  

Dr Damien Short has been promoted to Reader

Friday 30 May 2014
The Human Rights Consortium is delighted to announce that at its recent meeting, the University’s Academic Promotions and Titles Committee awarded Dr Damien Short the title of Reader. This is a thoroughly well-deserved acknowledgement of Damien’s tremendous contribution to the Institute and the School over many years, and of his pioneering work in the fields of Sociology and Human Rights. We’d all like to offer him our warmest congratulations. Have a look at Dr Damien Short's profile here .

HRC Director to deliver keynote at Green Criminology conference

Thursday 8 May 2014
Human Rights Consortium Director/ Senior Lecturer in Human Rights   Dr Damien Short will be delivering a keynote address at the forthcoming ESRC-funded Green Criminology conference hosted at London South Bank University, taking place on the 7th and 8th July 2014.

Philip Murphy talks to Scotland Tonight

Friday 15 November 2013
Professor Philip Murphy, Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (a sister-institute of the HR), was interviewed yesterday by Scotland Tonight regarding the continued relevance of the Commonwealth - a body which has come under scrutiny in light of the 2013 CHOGM being held in Sri Lanka, whose government is accused of committing brutal war crimes against its own citizens during the civil war in 2009. Watch his interview here

Call for Papers - Access to Asylum: Current Challenges and Future Directions

Wednesday 25 September 2013
Monash University Prato Centre, Italy 29–30 May 2014 Organised by the Faculty of Law, Monash University with the support of the Refugee Law Initiative, University of London; and the Faculty of Law, Warwick University The aim of this international conference is to determine how best to safeguard the rights of asylum seekers in balance with the responsibilities of states. It will analyse relevant standards under regional instruments, international human rights law, and the 1951 Refugee Convention.

Job Vacancy: Early Career Academic in Refugee Law

Wednesday 25 September 2013
Applications are sought for the position of Early Career Academic in the Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London. This post represents an opportunity for a rising star in the field of refugee law to join the dynamic team at the highly successful Refugee Law Initiative (RLI). Further details about the activities of the RLI can be found on its website: . 

Public Debate to Mark the International Significance of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy

Monday 23 September 2013
A public debate will take place at the Human Rights Consortium of the School of Advanced Study, University of London on 25 September to discuss the international significance of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, which was pitched on the lawns of Australia’s Parliament House by four Aboriginal activists on Australia Day (26 January) 1972.