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

What 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… Continue reading #PotW: Key Questions in Human Rights / Human Rights Consortium Open Evening – 18 Feb

#PotW: Voting Rights of Refugees – 5th International Refugee Law Seminar Series – 22 Jan

In this Seminar, Dr Ziegler will argue that recognised 1951 Geneva Convention refugees should have the right to vote in the political community where they reside, assuming that the political community is a democracy and that its citizens have the right to vote. The basis of his contention is that the right to political participation… Continue reading #PotW: Voting Rights of Refugees – 5th International Refugee Law Seminar Series – 22 Jan

The Corporate Power and Human Rights Project

By Helle Abelvik-Lawson, Human Rights Project Officer, Human Rights Consortium (HRC) The Human Rights Consortium’s Corporate Power and Human Rights Project started in earnest at the beginning of the 2012–13 academic year.  Doctoral researcher at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies Nicholas Connelly had recently published his excellent article on the subject, ‘Corporate Social Responsibility: a… Continue reading The Corporate Power and Human Rights Project

This month at the Extreme Energy Initiative

Post by Helle Abelvik-Lawson We’ve had a busy May here at the Extreme Energy Initiative (a project of the Human Rights Consortium).  As well as formally launching and developing content for our dedicated project website, www.extremeenergy.org, our preliminary research has shown that many countries all over the world are currently being affected by extreme energy… Continue reading This month at the Extreme Energy Initiative