Wednesday 23 August 2017

Thursday 9th November 2017, Senate Room, University of Glasgow

This Postgraduate Research Students’ conference is a conference series aimed at students working within the broad interdisciplinary field of human rights and social justice. The conferences aim to stimulate research on contemporary human rights issues, problems, challenges and policies, and to facilitate the dissemination of such research. We are particularly interested in inviting papers which go beyond disciplinary boundaries to embrace interdisciplinary perspectives on human rights themes.

We encourage submissions on the following themes, as well as submissions of a general nature:

  • Human rights amid the rising nationalism and backlash against multilateralism

  • Human rights in conflict and post-conflict settings

  • International human rights instruments and social movements

  • Epistemological, ethical and methodological challenges in conducting human rights research in the global South(s)

We welcome papers from many (and multiple) disciplines including Sociology, Criminology, Anthropology, International Relations, Law, Environmental Justice, Politics, Migration Studies, Philosophy, Economics, Peace and Conflict Studies, Development Studies, History and the study of social movements. Presenters will be asked to speak for 15 minutes on their research and work to date. We welcome participation from students at any stage of their postgraduate research studies. Presenters will present their research in panels to be chaired by senior academics who will also serve as discussants.

How to apply

Please send abstracts of up to 350 words to by 25 September 2017.

Registration and fees

All levels of study and areas of interest are welcome to attend. The registration fees are:

  • Students, retired and unwaged: £10
  • Standard registration: £15

Contact us

For more information, please contact conference organisers Asli Olcay at or Kumud Rana at

The conference is co-convened by the Glasgow Human Rights Network - University of Glasgow, the Human Rights Consortium - University of London and the Human Rights Centre - University of Essex. The conference venue will be the Senate Room, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland.