#PoTW – Climate change-related displacement: what scope for protection under refugee and human rights law?

Climate change is already contributing to the displacement of millions of people worldwide by increasing the frequency and intensity of natural disasters. Proposals for responding to the phenomenon overwhelmingly rely on the State to act, with limited discussion of the role of the courts in interpreting States’ existing obligations under refugee and human rights law.… Continue reading #PoTW – Climate change-related displacement: what scope for protection under refugee and human rights law?

#PoTW – Corporate Power and Human Rights

This event is the first in a series exploring the impact of ‘corporate power’ on human rights, part of the Human Rights Consortium’s Corporate Power and Human Rights Project. The theme of this event is ‘corporate power and information control’.  Large business entities are increasingly able to set political agendas and use their financial largesse to… Continue reading #PoTW – Corporate Power and Human Rights

Literature at #BloomsburyFest 2013 – Talks and Book Launches

Will Self

“they discuss Bloomsbury’s history as a meeting place and point of intersection for poets, radicals, and visionaries of all kinds” ————————————————————————————————————————- Bloomsbury is famous for its literary heritage, and still evokes a powerful hold on the literary imagination today. For this year’s Bloomsbury Festival the Institute of English Studies, drawing on contributions from across the… Continue reading Literature at #BloomsburyFest 2013 – Talks and Book Launches

Pick of the Week: Launch of Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change

This event marks the launch of Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change, edited by Corinne Lennox and Matthew Waites. While human rights in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity are at last reaching the heart of global debates, 78 states worldwide continue to criminalise same-sex sexual… Continue reading Pick of the Week: Launch of Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change