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Date(s) - 09/11/2017
12:00 am

Senate Room Main Building University of Glasgow


You are invited to attend the 2017 Human Rights Research Students’ Conference at the University of Glasgow. The conference takes place on Thursday 9 November, 08:30-17:00 in the Senate Room, Main Building.

This Postgraduate Research Students’ conference is part of a conference series aimed at students working within the broad interdisciplinary field of human rights and social justice. The conference aims to stimulate research on contemporary human rights issues, problems, challenges and policies, and to facilitate the dissemination of such research. It is co-organised by the Glasgow Human Rights Network (University of Glasgow), the Human Rights Consortium (University of London) and the Human Rights Centre (University of Essex).

This year’s programme consists of 15 papers drawing on many disciplines including Law, Global Studies, International Relations, Politics, Theology, Psychology and Sociology. The panels are structured with a view to allowing cross-disciplinary conversations around core human rights themes.

Please note, registration via Eventbrite is open to University of Glasgow postgraduate students only. Spaces are limited and registration is essential.

If you have any enquiries about the event, please contact us at ghrnpg2017@gmail.com


Conference Programme

08:20-09:00 Conference Registration

09:00-09:15 Opening remarks

09:15-10:30 Panel 1: Justice and human rights in conflict and transition

Richard Georgi, University of Gothenburg: On the Political Dimension of Human Rights Activism

Patryk Gacka, University of Warsaw: Intricate paths of reconciliation between victims and perpetrators of international crimes before international criminal tribunals

Christof Royer, University of St Andrews: The Bête Noire and the Noble Lie – The International Criminal Court and (the Disavowal of) Politics

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:00 Panel 2: Immigration and human rights

Anamika Misra, University of Kent: No Place to Call Home: The rise of Hindu nationalism and its bearing on refugee rights in India

Joline Faujour, University of Glasgow: To what extent does the lack of clarity in the implementation of policy affect the rights of child refugees?

Laura Tennenhouse, Boston College: René Girard and the Good Samaritan: A comparative analysis of two approaches and their implications for migration ethics

12:00-13:15 Human Rights Practitioners’ Forum (Please register for the forum here)

14:15-15:30: Panel 3: Extending the frontiers of human rights law

Martin Brown, University of Manchester: Facilitation of Fan Group behaviour in the UK and Russia

Stevie Martin, University of Cambridge: The blanket ban on assisted suicide in s 2(1) of the Suicide Act 1961

Shubhomoy Haque, University of Roehampton: The movement for compensation of ready-made garment workers affected in Rana Plaza Building Collapse in Bangladesh and the Application of ILO Convention 121

15:30-15:45 Coffee break

15:45-17:00 Panel 4: Marginalised groups within human rights protection (Venue: Fore Hall)

Jennifer Glinski, University of Glasgow: What does it cost to leave an abusive relationship: State failures to protect survivors of domestic violence

Syeda Aisha Furrukh, Technical University of Dortmund: Women Workers in a Globalized World – An Analysis of Social Human Rights and Core Labor Standards in Textile Sector in Pakistan

Jenny Ferguson, University of Glasgow: The Media’s Mindset on Mental Health: A Comparative Analysis of the Scottish Medias’ Portrayal of Mental Health Over Time

15:45 -17:00 Panel 5: Labour, business and human rights

Ondrej Svoboda, Charles University in Prague: The role of the OECD Guidelines’ National Contact Points in mitigation of impacts of globalised business activities on human rights

Maayan Niezna, Institute of Advances Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London: Preventing forced labour: International standards and bilateral arrangements

Sneha Shrestha, King’s College London: Genetically modified organisms and human genetic engineering: How should national policy-makers respond to perceived risks beyond national borders?