#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

Fracking protesters accuse police of intimidation campaign

Republished from From time to time members of the School of Advanced Study  publish about their research on other websites. This post republishes that work from the original article. By Dr Damien Short and Jessica Elliot Although only a small area of land has been offered to companies exploring the potential for fracking in the UK so… Continue reading Fracking protesters accuse police of intimidation campaign

Colin Samson on ‘The Maple Leaf and Aboriginal Land Claims’

Canada’s National Flag Day (15th February) is a good time to consider what this nation itself might mean to the men and women whose ancestors knew no flags. The maple leaf is of course an emblem that identifies something called ‘Canada,’ a state, society, landscape, ethos and multiple institutions with which millions of Canadians proudly… Continue reading Colin Samson on ‘The Maple Leaf and Aboriginal Land Claims’

PoTW – Human Rights & Latin America: Films in Dialogue: La forma exacta de las islas (The exact shape of the islands)

Screening of La forma exacta de las islas  [The exact shape of the islands], by Edgardo Dieleke and Daniel Casabe. 85 m. Argentina. Introduced by Edgardo Dieleke. This series invites both the academic community and the general public to reflect on contemporary discourses of Human Rights in Latin America through the gaze of renowned filmmakers of… Continue reading PoTW – Human Rights & Latin America: Films in Dialogue: La forma exacta de las islas (The exact shape of the islands)

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