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Adolfo Pérez Esquivel: The Struggle for Human Rights in Latin America Today

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, artist, educator, author and promoter of non-violence, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980 for his defence of human rights in his native Argentina and throughout Latin America. In his talk he will reflect on the evolution and progress in the field of human rights since the military dictatorships in much of the region ended thirty years ago, analysing how these developed under subsequent democratisation. He will also pose some of the urgent challenges being faced today as many of these gains are being rolled back in Brazil, Venezuela, Honduras, Paraguay, Colombia and Argentina and elsewhere.

61 MIN2018 FEB 6
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Adolfo Pérez Esquivel: The Struggle for Human Rights in Latin America Today

Human rights, Disappearances, Debt and Free Trade in Argentina and Latin America: In Conversation with Nora Cortiñas and Beverly Keene

Human Rights Consortium Human rights, Disappearances, Debt and Free Trade in Argentina and Latin America: In Conversation with Nora Cortiñas and Beverly Keene Nora Cortiñas (Co-founder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo) Beverly Keene (Director of Jubileo Sur-Dialogo 2000, NGO) Given the forced disappearance of Santiago Maldonado, missing since he was detained by the National Gendarmerie while supporting a Mapuche community in Patagonia, the timing for this visit could not be more important. Nora will incorporate her own experiences of campaigning for justice for “The Disappeared” during Argentina’s last dictatorship, including for her own son since 1977, and offer her reflections on the human and labour rights scenario in Argentina and Latin America today in light of the return of right-wing governments. The discussions will also cover further human and labour rights issues, debt and trade in Latin America, as well as other global issues, especially with eyes on the fact that Bue...

70 MIN2017 NOV 2
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Human rights, Disappearances, Debt and Free Trade in Argentina and Latin America: In Conversation with Nora Cortiñas and Beverly Keene

New Protection Tactics for Human Rights Defenders and Activist Scholars

Human Rights Consortium Activist Scholarship in Human Rights: New Challenges Closing Panel: New Protection Tactics for Human Rights Defenders and Activist Scholars Chair: Dr Aziz Choudry (McGill University) James Savage (Progamme Officer, Fund for Global Human Rights) The Enabling Environment for Human Rights Defenders Dr Moataz El Fegiery (Protection Coordinator, Frontline Defenders) In Search of Safe Haven: The Challenging Task of Relocation of Human Rights Defenders at Risk Karen Kong (Senior Lecturer in Law, The University of Hong Kong) Human Rights Activist Scholars and Social Change in Hong Kong This conference is organised by the Human Rights Consortium as part of its Human Rights Researchers' Network (HRRN) event series. The HRRN is a distinctive platform aiming to promote and facilitate research and debate on the issues concerning academics and practitioners engaging in human rights research and activism.

51 MIN2017 JUN 28
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New Protection Tactics for Human Rights Defenders and Activist Scholars

Defining the Contours of Activist Scholarship in Human Rights

Human Rights Consortium Activist Scholarship in Human Rights: New Challenges Welcome and Introduction Dr Corinne Lennox (Associate Director of the Human Rights Consortium and Senior Lecturer at the School of Advanced Study, University of London) Opening Panel: Defining the Contours of Activist Scholarship in Human Rights Chair: Dr Damien Short (Director of the Human Rights Consortium and Reader at the School of Advanced Study, University of London) Professor Donatella Della Porta (Institute of Human and Social Sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore (via skype) Dr Aziz Choudry (Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University) Professor Nadje Al Ali (Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS) Choice, inevitability or survival? Reflections on being an activist academic Dr Ornette Clennon (Critical Race and Ethnicity Research Cluster, Manchester Metropolitan University) Scholar Activism as a Nexus between Research and Community Activism via the use of Participatory Arts This co...

97 MIN2017 JUN 28
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Defining the Contours of Activist Scholarship in Human Rights

Indigenous peoples and Colonialism

Human Rights Consortium Indigenous peoples, genocide and the stand-off at Standing Rock Indigenous peoples and Colonialism Professor Colin Samson (University of Essex) This seminar aims to look into the historic genocide of indigenous peoples, the growing understanding that genocide includes the extinguishment of culture and the environment on which we all depend, and their relevance to one of the largest and longest acts of recent indigenous resistance in the USA now taking place at Standing Rock. Colin Samson who has recently co-authored a book on indigenous peoples and colonialism will reflect on how the colonial mind-set is as present as ever in the violent confrontations at Standing Rock where Native Americans are resisting the construction of an oil pipeline affecting their lands.

34 MIN2017 MAR 8
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Indigenous peoples and Colonialism

Redefining Genocide

Human Rights Consortium Indigenous peoples, genocide and the stand-off at Standing Rock Redefining Genocide Dr Damien Short (Human Rights Consortium) This seminar aims to look into the historic genocide of indigenous peoples, the growing understanding that genocide includes the extinguishment of culture and the environment on which we all depend, and their relevance to one of the largest and longest acts of recent indigenous resistance in the USA now taking place at Standing Rock. Damien Short will complement the key note speaker by making the case for a wider understanding of the notion of genocide including ecocide and ethnocide drawing on material in his recent publication on genocide.

16 MIN2017 MAR 8
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Redefining Genocide

An American Genocide

Human Rights Consortium Indigenous peoples, genocide and the stand-off at Standing Rock An American Genocide Professor Benjamin Madley (UCLA) This seminar aims to look into the historic genocide of indigenous peoples, the growing understanding that genocide includes the extinguishment of culture and the environment on which we all depend, and their relevance to one of the largest and longest acts of recent indigenous resistance in the USA now taking place at Standing Rock. On the occasion of the publication of University of California Los Angeles historian Benjamin Madley’s book on the genocide of the indigenous peoples of California during the Gold Rush of the 1850s, the Human Rights Consortium invites the author to make the case for this little known period of Californian history that reduced the native population from 150,000 to some 16,000 in a period of 20 years. Meticulously gathering evidence of over 370 massacres, often federally instigated and funded, Madley demonstrates t...

34 MIN2017 MAR 8
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An American Genocide

Book Launch: Reconciling Rwanda

Human Rights Consortium Book Launch: Reconciling Rwanda Chair: Dr Catherine Gilbert (Centre for Postcolonial Studies) Dr Jennifer Melvin (University of Roehampton) Dr Jennifer Melvin introduces her new book: Reconciling Rwanda: Unity, Nationality and State Control (University of London Press, 2015). How did Rwanda reconcile after the genocide? Who benefited from this programme? Melvin analyses the highly controversial RPF and its vision of conciliation. In collaboration with the Human Rights Consortium and the Centre for Postcolonial Studies.

29 MIN2016 MAR 22
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Book Launch: Reconciling Rwanda

Surveillance and Human Rights

Human Rights Consortium Surveillance and Human Rights Kirsty Brimelow QC (Doughty Street Chambers) Silkie Carlo (Liberty) Discussant: Dr Judith Townend (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies) Kirsty Brimelow QC specialises in international human rights, criminal law, public international, constitutional and international criminal law. She is instructed in the most serious, complex and prominent cases nationally and internationally. Kirsty is an experienced trial barrister. She has defended defendants and acted for Claimants as a junior and then as Queen’s Counsel before the Criminal and Civil courts respectively, in England and Wales, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, Courts Marital and Courts of Appeal in the Caribbean, the Court of Appeal in the British Virgin Islands, the European Court of Human Rights and the High Court in Gibraltar. Kirsty frequently advises before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the ECOWAS court in Abuja Nigeria, the Court of Appeal of Nigeria, the S...

62 MIN2016 MAR 8
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Surveillance and Human Rights

Solidarity or self-interest? The EU's common asylum policy - between politics and desperation

Human Rights Consortium Solidarity or self-interest? The EU's common asylum policy - between politics and desperation Madeline Garlick (Guest Researcher) The International Refugee Law Seminar Series is a core activity of the Refugee Law Initiative. It provides a public space for discussion, promotion and dissemination of research between academics, practitioners, students and others with an interest in the refugee and forced migration field. The 6th Series focuses on European Asylum Law, highlighting contemporary themes in refugee protection examples of which include the rights of those with disabilities, victims of human trafficking and political issues such as solidarity and responsibility sharing.

44 MIN2016 FEB 4
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Solidarity or self-interest? The EU's common asylum policy - between politics and desperation

Latest Episodes

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel: The Struggle for Human Rights in Latin America Today

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, artist, educator, author and promoter of non-violence, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980 for his defence of human rights in his native Argentina and throughout Latin America. In his talk he will reflect on the evolution and progress in the field of human rights since the military dictatorships in much of the region ended thirty years ago, analysing how these developed under subsequent democratisation. He will also pose some of the urgent challenges being faced today as many of these gains are being rolled back in Brazil, Venezuela, Honduras, Paraguay, Colombia and Argentina and elsewhere.

61 MIN2018 FEB 6
Comments
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel: The Struggle for Human Rights in Latin America Today

Human rights, Disappearances, Debt and Free Trade in Argentina and Latin America: In Conversation with Nora Cortiñas and Beverly Keene

Human Rights Consortium Human rights, Disappearances, Debt and Free Trade in Argentina and Latin America: In Conversation with Nora Cortiñas and Beverly Keene Nora Cortiñas (Co-founder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo) Beverly Keene (Director of Jubileo Sur-Dialogo 2000, NGO) Given the forced disappearance of Santiago Maldonado, missing since he was detained by the National Gendarmerie while supporting a Mapuche community in Patagonia, the timing for this visit could not be more important. Nora will incorporate her own experiences of campaigning for justice for “The Disappeared” during Argentina’s last dictatorship, including for her own son since 1977, and offer her reflections on the human and labour rights scenario in Argentina and Latin America today in light of the return of right-wing governments. The discussions will also cover further human and labour rights issues, debt and trade in Latin America, as well as other global issues, especially with eyes on the fact that Bue...

70 MIN2017 NOV 2
Comments
Human rights, Disappearances, Debt and Free Trade in Argentina and Latin America: In Conversation with Nora Cortiñas and Beverly Keene

New Protection Tactics for Human Rights Defenders and Activist Scholars

Human Rights Consortium Activist Scholarship in Human Rights: New Challenges Closing Panel: New Protection Tactics for Human Rights Defenders and Activist Scholars Chair: Dr Aziz Choudry (McGill University) James Savage (Progamme Officer, Fund for Global Human Rights) The Enabling Environment for Human Rights Defenders Dr Moataz El Fegiery (Protection Coordinator, Frontline Defenders) In Search of Safe Haven: The Challenging Task of Relocation of Human Rights Defenders at Risk Karen Kong (Senior Lecturer in Law, The University of Hong Kong) Human Rights Activist Scholars and Social Change in Hong Kong This conference is organised by the Human Rights Consortium as part of its Human Rights Researchers' Network (HRRN) event series. The HRRN is a distinctive platform aiming to promote and facilitate research and debate on the issues concerning academics and practitioners engaging in human rights research and activism.

51 MIN2017 JUN 28
Comments
New Protection Tactics for Human Rights Defenders and Activist Scholars

Defining the Contours of Activist Scholarship in Human Rights

Human Rights Consortium Activist Scholarship in Human Rights: New Challenges Welcome and Introduction Dr Corinne Lennox (Associate Director of the Human Rights Consortium and Senior Lecturer at the School of Advanced Study, University of London) Opening Panel: Defining the Contours of Activist Scholarship in Human Rights Chair: Dr Damien Short (Director of the Human Rights Consortium and Reader at the School of Advanced Study, University of London) Professor Donatella Della Porta (Institute of Human and Social Sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore (via skype) Dr Aziz Choudry (Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University) Professor Nadje Al Ali (Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS) Choice, inevitability or survival? Reflections on being an activist academic Dr Ornette Clennon (Critical Race and Ethnicity Research Cluster, Manchester Metropolitan University) Scholar Activism as a Nexus between Research and Community Activism via the use of Participatory Arts This co...

97 MIN2017 JUN 28
Comments
Defining the Contours of Activist Scholarship in Human Rights

Indigenous peoples and Colonialism

Human Rights Consortium Indigenous peoples, genocide and the stand-off at Standing Rock Indigenous peoples and Colonialism Professor Colin Samson (University of Essex) This seminar aims to look into the historic genocide of indigenous peoples, the growing understanding that genocide includes the extinguishment of culture and the environment on which we all depend, and their relevance to one of the largest and longest acts of recent indigenous resistance in the USA now taking place at Standing Rock. Colin Samson who has recently co-authored a book on indigenous peoples and colonialism will reflect on how the colonial mind-set is as present as ever in the violent confrontations at Standing Rock where Native Americans are resisting the construction of an oil pipeline affecting their lands.

34 MIN2017 MAR 8
Comments
Indigenous peoples and Colonialism

Redefining Genocide

Human Rights Consortium Indigenous peoples, genocide and the stand-off at Standing Rock Redefining Genocide Dr Damien Short (Human Rights Consortium) This seminar aims to look into the historic genocide of indigenous peoples, the growing understanding that genocide includes the extinguishment of culture and the environment on which we all depend, and their relevance to one of the largest and longest acts of recent indigenous resistance in the USA now taking place at Standing Rock. Damien Short will complement the key note speaker by making the case for a wider understanding of the notion of genocide including ecocide and ethnocide drawing on material in his recent publication on genocide.

16 MIN2017 MAR 8
Comments
Redefining Genocide

An American Genocide

Human Rights Consortium Indigenous peoples, genocide and the stand-off at Standing Rock An American Genocide Professor Benjamin Madley (UCLA) This seminar aims to look into the historic genocide of indigenous peoples, the growing understanding that genocide includes the extinguishment of culture and the environment on which we all depend, and their relevance to one of the largest and longest acts of recent indigenous resistance in the USA now taking place at Standing Rock. On the occasion of the publication of University of California Los Angeles historian Benjamin Madley’s book on the genocide of the indigenous peoples of California during the Gold Rush of the 1850s, the Human Rights Consortium invites the author to make the case for this little known period of Californian history that reduced the native population from 150,000 to some 16,000 in a period of 20 years. Meticulously gathering evidence of over 370 massacres, often federally instigated and funded, Madley demonstrates t...

34 MIN2017 MAR 8
Comments
An American Genocide

Book Launch: Reconciling Rwanda

Human Rights Consortium Book Launch: Reconciling Rwanda Chair: Dr Catherine Gilbert (Centre for Postcolonial Studies) Dr Jennifer Melvin (University of Roehampton) Dr Jennifer Melvin introduces her new book: Reconciling Rwanda: Unity, Nationality and State Control (University of London Press, 2015). How did Rwanda reconcile after the genocide? Who benefited from this programme? Melvin analyses the highly controversial RPF and its vision of conciliation. In collaboration with the Human Rights Consortium and the Centre for Postcolonial Studies.

29 MIN2016 MAR 22
Comments
Book Launch: Reconciling Rwanda

Surveillance and Human Rights

Human Rights Consortium Surveillance and Human Rights Kirsty Brimelow QC (Doughty Street Chambers) Silkie Carlo (Liberty) Discussant: Dr Judith Townend (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies) Kirsty Brimelow QC specialises in international human rights, criminal law, public international, constitutional and international criminal law. She is instructed in the most serious, complex and prominent cases nationally and internationally. Kirsty is an experienced trial barrister. She has defended defendants and acted for Claimants as a junior and then as Queen’s Counsel before the Criminal and Civil courts respectively, in England and Wales, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, Courts Marital and Courts of Appeal in the Caribbean, the Court of Appeal in the British Virgin Islands, the European Court of Human Rights and the High Court in Gibraltar. Kirsty frequently advises before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the ECOWAS court in Abuja Nigeria, the Court of Appeal of Nigeria, the S...

62 MIN2016 MAR 8
Comments
Surveillance and Human Rights

Solidarity or self-interest? The EU's common asylum policy - between politics and desperation

Human Rights Consortium Solidarity or self-interest? The EU's common asylum policy - between politics and desperation Madeline Garlick (Guest Researcher) The International Refugee Law Seminar Series is a core activity of the Refugee Law Initiative. It provides a public space for discussion, promotion and dissemination of research between academics, practitioners, students and others with an interest in the refugee and forced migration field. The 6th Series focuses on European Asylum Law, highlighting contemporary themes in refugee protection examples of which include the rights of those with disabilities, victims of human trafficking and political issues such as solidarity and responsibility sharing.

44 MIN2016 FEB 4
Comments
Solidarity or self-interest? The EU's common asylum policy - between politics and desperation