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New HRC publication Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth to be launched in Toronto

Wednesday 29 May 2013
The latest Human Rights Consortium publication (published in collaboration with the Institute of Commonwealth Studies),  Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change , edited by Corinne Lennox and Matthew Waites, will be launched in Toronto, Canada, at an event on 'Sexuality, Repression and the Law: Resistance and Asylum'.  Launch flyer

The Journal of Human Rights in the Commonwealth: Call for Papers

Tuesday 21 May 2013
The Journal of Human Rights in the Commonwealth ( JHRC ) is an electronic, open access, inter-disciplinary journal which covers a vast range of issues relating to human rights in the Commonwealth of Nations including, but not limited to: human rights and the law, democracy and governance, development, poverty, conflict, transitional justice, climate change, the ecological crisis, colonialism and imperialism, equality and discrimination,ethnicity, religion, gender and women’s human rights, children, class, corporate accountability, refugees, migration, minorities and indigenous peoples

Vacancy: Part-Time Sessional Lecturer for Securing Human Rights Modules

Friday 17 May 2013
Applications are invited for a part-time Sessional Lecturer for Securing Human Rights Modules, tenable from 1 September 2013 to 21 March 2014. The Institute of Commonwealth Studies in the School of Advanced Study is home to the longest-running interdisciplinary and practice-orientated human rights MA programme in the UK, and our students benefit greatly from the participation of visiting researchers and guest speakers. As well as direct teaching of sessions of the module, a key aspect of this role will be to make efficient and effective arrangements for suitable guest lecturers.

Call for Papers for HRC-supported conference: The Right to Truth, Justice and Reparation in Latin America

Tuesday 9 April 2013
The Human Rights Consortium and Institute for the Study of the Americas are collaborating on an one-day conference on The Right to Truth, Justice and Reparation in Latin America, which aims to scrutinise the definition and scope of the right to truth, justice and reparation and who is defining it; how the right to justice and reparation have emerged; and what struggles and possibilities are activated around claims to this right. Read the full call for papers .

HRC Director Damien Short appears in film on fracking

Wednesday 20 March 2013
Human Rights Consortium (HRC) Director Dr. Damien Short appeared in a short film about fracking which was made by Earth Focus. Dr. Short's interest in unconventional fossil fuel extraction and its human rights implications led to the establishment of the HRC's Extreme Energy Initiative , which brings together scholars, human rights practitioners, activists and policymakers.

Human Rights Consortium-sponsored event featured in The Island

Tuesday 20 November 2012
The Commonwealth Advisory Bureau held a recent conference , 'Towards Truth, Justice, and a Political Solution in Sri Lanka', which was supported by the Human Rights Consortium. The conference was covered in Sri Lankan newspaper The Island.

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