#PotW: Key Questions in Human Rights / Human Rights Consortium Open Evening – 18 Feb

10984202_501815413293200_3828285871343415921_oWhat are the human rights challenges of the future?

This free, one-day event seeks to introduce and expand upon key questions at the cutting edge of several human rights issues. In previous years we have explored the rights of refugees to seek asylum, environmental destruction and its links to human rights, and challenges to human rights in the developing world.

This year, key debates around the following issues will be explored:

  • Children’s Rights
  • Human Rights in Latin America
  • Genocide

This conference is free to attend and attendees are encouraged to come for one panel or as many sessions as they wish.

When: 18 February 2015, 11:00 – 18:00
Where: The Chancellor’s Hall (Senate House, first floor), Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Register for free via Eventbrite here.

Programme

11 – 12.30 – Children’s Rights

  • Dr Corinne Lennox, Human Rights Consortium
  • Lucy Gregg, Policy Officer, The Children’s Society
  • Lucy Russell, UK Girls’ Rights Campaign Manager, Plan UK

12.30 – 1.30 – Lunch 

1.30 – 3pm – Human Rights in Latin America

  • Dr Malayna Raftopoulos, Institute of Latin American Studies/Human Rights Consortium – The New El Dorado? The Explosion of Carbon Piracy in Latin America
  • Dr Julian Burger, Human Rights Consortium – International institutions and securing human rights in Latin America
  • Vickie Knox, Institute of Commonwealth Studies – Reproductive rights in Latin America

3 – 3.30 – Tea/coffee

3.30 – 5.00 – New Concepts in Genocide Studies

  • Martin Crook, Institute of Commonwealth Studies – Genocide and its Ecological Dimensions
  • Dr Damien Short, Human Rights Consortium – The Genocide-Ecocide Nexus
  • Haifa Rashed – Genocide in Palestine

5 – 5.30 – Summary and discussion

5.30 – 6.00 – Reception

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