International Conference “The Role of Human Rights Research: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities” 

The event aims primarily at delving into the various facets of the broader debate on the potential and limits of current and future human rights research from different disciplinary perspectives, and at providing an original contribution to discuss and improve the policy- and action-oriented effectiveness of human rights research.

Confirmed key-note speakers include: professor Todd Landman, University of Nottingham; professor Linda Hogan, Trinity College Dublin, professor Koen De Feyter, University of Antwerp.

The Conference is organised in collaboration with: UNESCO Chair ‘Human Rights Democracy and Peace’, University of Padova; Human Rights Consortium, University of London; School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg; European Training Centre for Human Rights and Democracy and UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security, University of Graz; UNESCO Chair ‘Woman and her rights’, Ibn -Tofail University, Kenitra; and Institut des Droits de l’Homme, Lyon Catholic University. Each of these institutes cooperate in the organization, management and in the selection of the speakers of each of the conference’s research panels.

Call for papers is open until 21 September.

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Mon 27th Nov, 2017 - Tue 28th Nov, 2017University of Padova
Aula Nievo, Palazzo del Bo

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University of Padova Human Rights Centre

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