Call for Papers for PhD student workshops at Association of Human Rights Institute Annual conference

Thursday 25 July 2013
The Human Rights Consortium is delighted to announce that it will be hosting the Association of Human Rights Institutes annual conference this year in September 2013. The AHRI annual conference is where member institutions gather to coordinate and plan their research through working group seminars and to discuss current issues in defined research areas. Find out more about AHRI . The conference will take place between the 9-10 September. A PhD student conference will begin during the afternoon of 10 September and continue until the morning of 11 September.

Registration now open for On the Borders of Refugee Protection? The Impact of Human Rights Law on Refugee Law - Comparative Practice and Theory

Wednesday 24 July 2013
This expert conference, convened by the Refugee Law Initiative, breaks new ground in exploring how human rights law (HRL) is shaping the protection of refugees worldwide. A high-level event, it brings together exciting new contributions from more than twenty-five leading international specialists in the refugee protection and HRL  - including experts from UNHCR - to take stock of transnational developments in law and practice over the past twenty years, and to cultivate new approaches to the topic.

Vacancy: Early Career Academic in Refugee Law

Tuesday 9 July 2013
The Refugee Law Initiative at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, is seeking applications for the position of Early Career Academic in Refugee Law. This newly-created 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:

Second Half-Day Workshop on Research on Minority Rights to be held at University of Reading

Thursday 6 June 2013
Following on from the first workshop on Current Research Trends in Minority Rights, a second workshop on Current Doctoral Research on Minority Rights will be held at the School of Law, University of Reading on Monday June 12th 2013. This workshop enables current doctoral students to showcase the cutting-edge research being undertaken on minority rights across the UK and beyond. Students will be allocated to panels of presentations and a discussant will be allocated to provide formal feedback.

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.