Public events are a key part of the Centre's activities, providing a critical and scholarly forum for discussion and debate. Through public lectures, seminars and conferences, the Centre enables scholars, practitioners, journalists and policy makers from the public, private, commercial and non-governmental sectors to examine critical issues in the field of human rights. Events are open to all with no ticket or reservation required, unless otherwise stated.


Details of event from October onwards will be posted here in August.

Past events

Mandela, the Lawyer|
LSE Nelson Mandela Memorial Event
Speakers: Speaker: George Bizos,  Professor Catherine M Cole; Professor David Dyzenhaus, Lord Joel Joffe, Dr Jens Meierhenrich
Introduction: Professor Stuart Corbridge. Chair: Professor Christine Chinkin
Thursday 12 June 2014
Old Theatre, Old Building

No Part in Warfare: UN Response to Attacks on Schools and Hospitals|
Speaker: Leila Zerrougui. Chair: Dr Jenny Kuper
Monday 9 June 2014
Shaw Library, Old Building

Human Rights, Globalization and How to Save the World|
Hosted by the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy
Speakers: Professor Julio Faundez, Mr Craig Mokhiber, Dr Asunción Lera St Clair
Moderator: Dr Margot Salomon
Thursday 1 May 2014

Nationalism, Internationalism and Cosmopolitanism: Some Lessons from Modern Indian History|
In partnership with the Department of Sociology
Speaker: Professor Partha Chatterjee. Chair: Dr Ayça Çubukçu
Thursday 3 April 2014

Egypt’s Revolution: What’s in it for Minority Rights?|
In partnership with Andalus Institute for Tolerance and Anti-Violence Studies and Minority Rights Group International
Speakers: Moataz El Fegiery, Mariz Tadros
Thursday 20 March 2014

Economists As Political Philosophers: The Neoclassical Vision and Free Trade|
Hosted by the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy
Speaker: Robert Lepenies. Commentators: Dr Andrew Lang, Professor Leif Wenar Chair: Dr Margot Salomon
Friday 14 March 2014

Gujarat: Human Rights Violations, Impunity and the Indian General Elections| Speakers: Dr Shakuntala Banaji, Ms Carla Ferstman, Mr Suresh Grover, Dr Biju Mathew
Chair: Professor Chetan Bhatt
Wednesday 19 February 2014

Vitoria and Us|
Hosted by the 'Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Solidarity' research group
Speaker: Professor Martti Koskeniemmi. Chair: Dr Ayça Çubukçu
Wednesday 12 February 2014

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: A Critical Perspective|
In partnership with the Middle East Centre
Speaker: Dr Omar Nashabe. Chair: Professor Christine Chinkin
Thursday 16 January 2014


From Moral Panics to States of Denial: A celebration of the life and work of Stan Cohen|
UN International Human Rights Day event
Speakers: Professor Robin Cohen; Professor David Downes; Daphna Golan; Thomas Hammarberg Professor Harvey Molotch Chair: Margo Picken
Tuesday 10 December 2013

Greed, Humanity and the Neoliberal Retreat in International Law|
An event of the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy
Speaker: Professor M. Sornarajah, Professor John Linarelli, Dr Margot Salomon Chair: Professor Susan Marks
Thursday 31 October 2013

“Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here": the human rights struggle against Muslim fundamentalism|
Speaker: Professor Karima Bennoune. Chair: Professor Chetan Bhatt
Wednesday 23 October 2013

A Kangaroo in Obama's Court: Nashiri before the Gitmo Military Commission|
In partnership with the Department of International Relations
Speaker: Professor Lawrence Douglas Chair, Dr Jens Meierhenrich
Friday 11 October 2013

What has the European Convention on Human Rights ever done for us?|
Question Time-style panel discussion marking 60th anniversary of ECHR
Panellists: Martin Howe QC, Professor Philip Leach; Caroline Lucas MP, Professor Alan Sked, Emily Thornberry MP. Chair: Professor Francesca Klug
Tuesday 1 October 2013

What's happening in Turkey? Reflections on an uprising| 
Speakers: Dr Derya Bayir; Dr Ayça Çubukçu; Dr Zeynep Gambetti; Dr Özlem Köksal
Wednesday 26 June 2013

My Child|- film screening
Speakers: Can Candan (Director) and Metehan Ozkan (Co-Producer, LISTAG activist), chaired by Chetan Bhatt
Friday 21 June 2013

Sri Lanka and the culture of impunity: human rights challenges in a post-war and post-conflict environment
|Speakers: Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu; Asanga Welikala; Uvindu Kurukulasuriya
Thursday 20 June 2013

How civil society ended the use of the death penalty in nearly two-third of all states (no link) (Guest practitioner seminar in partnership with Amnesty International) Martin Macpherson & Chiara Sangiorgio
Tuesday 14 May 2013 

The Battle For Universal Jurisdiction: Impunity v. Justice (no link)
(Guest practitioner seminar in partnership with Amnesty International)
Hugo Relva & Christopher Keith Hall
Tuesday 7 May 2013

Reflections on Freedom of Religion in Europe and Beyond|
In partnership with the Forum on Religion
Speaker: Professor Heiner Bielefeldt
Thursday 25 April 2013

The End of Impunity for Violence Against Women? The Istanbul Convention in Europe|
International Womens Day Event
Speakers: Louise de Sousa; Elda Moreno; Pragna Patel
Thursday 7 March 2013

The Power of Literature and Human Rights|
LSE Literary Festival Event in partnership with Novel Rights
Speakers: Gabriella Ambrosio; Marina Nemat; Vered Cohen-Barzilay
Saturday 2 March 2013

Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech: What International Human Rights Law Says|
Speaker: Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Friday 15 February 2013

The Global Theft of Land: Human Rights, Dispossession and Destruction|
Speakers: Megan MacInnes, Fred Pearce, Subir Sinha
Wednesday 6 February 2013

Sexual Whiteness
|In partnership with the Gender Institute
Speaker: Éric Fassin
Wednesday 23 January 2013


UN International Human Rights Day public event:
Putting Rights Back Together Again|
Speaker: Salil Shetty. Chair: Chetan Bhatt
Thursday 6 December 2012

Student-led research workshop: 500 Days after Ruggie: Achievements, challenges and opportunities in Business and Human Rights |
Friday 23 November 2012

Cruel Britannia: A Secret History of Torture
|Speaker: Ian Cobain
Tuesday 20 November 2012

The Stateless Citizen: Irregular Migration and Cosmopolitan Citizenship|
Speaker: Andreas Kalyvas. Discussant: Ayça Çubukçu. Chair: Chetan Bhatt
Tuesday 6 November 2012

Secularism, Human Rights and the Middle East: challenges and reflections|
Speaker: Gilbert Achcar. Chair: Chetan Bhatt
Tuesday 23 October 2012

Burma's Rohingya|
Speakers: Greg Constantine and Chris Lewa. Chair: Margo Picken
Monday 16 July 2012

Tolerance in a Just and Fair Society|
10th Anniversary Conference of the Frederick Bonnart-Braunthal Trust
Wednesday 20 June 2012

Held in the Body of the State|
Speakers: Colin Dayan, Sharon Shalev
Tuesday 8 May 2012 

The Political Quarterly Annual Lecture
Citizens' Privileges or Human Rights? The Great Bill of Rights Swindle|
Speaker: Shami Chakrabarti, Respondent: Francesca Klug
Tuesday 20 March 2012

Speaking Out Against Mass Atrocities
|Speaker: Mukesh Kapila
Thursday 8 March 2012

Terrorism on Film: Propaganda and Profit|
Part of the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 
Speaker: Tony Shaw
Friday 2 March 2012

Are 'human rights' part of the problem in post-Soviet Russia?
|Speaker: Mary McAuley
Friday 24 February 2012

Dispatches from the Dark Side: On torture and the death of justice
|Speaker: Gareth Peirce
Thursday 16 February 2012 



UN International Human Rights Day public event:
Creating International Law: Gender as New Paradigm
|Speaker: Professor Catharine MacKinnon
Thursday 8 December 2011

State violence and the Responsibility to Protect: the role of the international community
|Speakers: Dr Chaloka Beyani, Ignacio Llanos, Prof Sir Adam Roberts. 
Tuesday 15 November 2011

Field Notes: Human Rights Watch defenders speak
|in partnership with Human Rights Watch UK
Speakers: Hossam Bahgat, Elena Milashina, Heba Morayef, Tanya Lokshina.
Wednesday 9 November 2011

Stolen – Uncovering Child Trafficking in the UK
|Film screening and Q&A in partnership with Unchosen and Anti-Slavery International
Speakers: Debbie Beadle, Romana Cacchioli, Colin Carswell 
Tuesday 1 November 2011

Fambul Tok: a film about the power of forgiveness
|Film screening and Q&A with Jon Lunn from Fambul Tok International
Thursday 27 October 2011

The Mau Mau Case: Abuse, Torture and Cover up under British Colonial Rule?  | 
Speakers: Professor David Anderson, Mr Daniel Leader.
Thursday 20 October 2011

Migrants and Intellectual life|
Speakers: Sir Harry Kroto, Philippe Sands QC, Mike Phillips, Gita Saghal.
Wednesday 13 July 2011

The Virtues of Violence and the Arts of Terror
|Speaker: Professor Chetan Bhatt
Wednesday 23 March 2011

Climate Change needs Climate Justice
|Speaker: Mary Robinson
Thursday 10 March 2011

Representing Atrocity: distant suffering and the politics of pity
|Speakers: Professor Lilie Chouliaraki, Professor Stjepan Mestrovic, Dr Irene Bruna Seu
Wednesday 16 February 2011 

A Bill of Rights for the UK? Colin Harvey and Conor Gearty in dialogue
|Speakers: Professor Colin Harvey and Professor Conor Gearty
Wednesday 16 February 2011

Cambodia's Case 002: Facing Genocide |(film screening and Q&A)
Speaker: Youk Chhang
Monday 31 January 2011

Remembering the Other's Others: Political Islam and International Human Rights
|Speakers: Karima Bennoune and Gita Saghal
Friday 28 January 2011   


Cambodia: Reflections of the Khmer Rouge|
An exhibition presented by the Centre for the Study of Human Rights and the Documentation Center of Cambodia
1 November - 10 December 2010, Atrium Gallery, Old Building, LSE

European democracies and human rights: from present failures to future protection|
UN International Human Rights Day Lecture
Speaker: Thomas Hammarberg; Chair: Professor Chetan Bhatt
Thursday 9 December 2010

Impunity in Cambodia|
Speakers: Brad Adams, Margo Picken, Simon Taylor; Chair: Dr Chaloka Beyani
Thursday 18 November 2010

Field Notes: Human rights defenders speak|
In partnership with Human Rights Watch UK
Wednesday 10 November 2010

Seeking Justice For Crimes Against Humanity: The case of Argentina|
Speaker: Judge Sergio Gabriel Torres; Chair: Professor Chetan Bhatt
Thursday 4 November 2010

Silencing the Classroom: Persecuted academics share their experiences|
LSE Scholars at Risk in partnership with the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics
Speakers: Mina Al Lami; Dr Marwan Naser; Dr Shumba Nephat
Chair: Dr Margot E. Salomon
Tuesday 19 October 2010

The Idea of Human Rights and Foreign Policy| in collaboration with the UCL Institute for Human Rights and King's College London
Speakers: Dr Katrin Flikschuh; Professor Henry Shue; Professor Charles Beitz; Professor Joseph Raz; Professor David Held; Professor John Tasioulas and chaired by: Professor Leif Wenar
Tuesday 15 June 2010

Speaking Out: Academic Freedom in the 21st Century|
LSE Scholars at Risk Scheme in partnership with the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics
Tuesday 23 March 2010

Anniversary: An act of memory| - part of the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival
Recitations from individual and collective memory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Saturday 13 February 2010


Broke: Voices from the Edge| - performance by Ice and Fire
UN International human rights day event, in partnership with iceandfire
Thursday 10 December 2009

Field Notes: Human Rights Defenders speak|
In partnership with Human Rights Watch
Thursday 12 November 2009

Rwandan Courage and Survival| - exhibition in partnership with SURF and LSE Arts
9 November -18 December 2009, Atrium Gallery, Old Building, LSE

Torture and Accountability: Where does President Obama go from here?|
Karen Greenberg and Professor Philippe Sands
In partnership with LSE Ideas
Tuesday 3 November 2009

Human Rights in the 21st Century|
Professor Noam Chomsky, Sir Howard Davies (chair)
Thursday 29 October 2009

Annual MSc Human Rights alumni event:
Human Rights after Darwin: Is a general theory of human rights now possible?|
Professor Conor Gearty, Dr Sigrid Rausing (chair)
Thursday 7 May 2009


Human Rights Day Event: The Right of Rights 1948-2008|
Shami Chakrabarti, Jonathan Cooper, Professor Conor Gearty, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC Professor Francesca Klug, Professor Peter Townsend and Professor Laurie Taylor (chair)
4 December 2008

An Address by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights| (in partnership with the International Humanitarian Law Project)
Navanethem Pillay, Professor Christine Chinkin (chair)
12 November 2008

Field Notes: human rights defenders speak| (In conjunction with Human Rights Watch UK)
Sunila Abeysekera, Fred Abrahams, Sarah Leah Whitson and Margo Picken (chair)
10 November 2008

The International Criminal Court ten years on: An appraisal|
Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and Professor Gerry Simpson (chair)
7 October 2008

Documenting Disappearance:| Algeria, state terrorism and the photographic image - in partnership with Autograph ABP
Dr Anthony Downey, Nassera Dutour and Tom O Mara
15 May 2008

Religious faith and human rights| - Centre for the Study of Human Rights Alumni Event with the Forum on Religion
Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
1 May 2008

Humans & Habitats: rethinking rights in an age of climate change|
Conference in partnership with Friends of the Earth, Human Rights Watch and the Guardian
26 April 2008

Human Rights and Empire| - in partnership with Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
Professor Costas Douzinas, Professor Paul Gilroy and Professor Anne Phillips FBA (chair)
5 March 2008


Human Rights Day Lecture: Human rights in the 21st century: problems and prospects|
Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, and Dorothy Q. Thomas (chair)
6 December 2007

Intolerance in the Ivory Tower: the threat to the free speech of scholars| (In association with the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics and Index on Censorship)
Ilan Pappé, Kuyok Abol Kuyok, Kate Robertson and Professor George Gaskell (chair)
29 November 2007

Iraq and the law: what went wrong?|
Rabinder Singh QC, Professor Christine Chinkin (chair)
14 November 2007

Field Notes: human rights defenders speak| (In conjunction with Human Rights Watch UK)
Mandira Sharma, Arnold Tsunga and Dr Jenny Kuper (chair)
6 November 2007

Marking a new era for equality and human rights in Britain|
Trevor Phillips, Francesca Klug OBE, Baroness Jane Campbell DBE and Professor Conor Gearty (chair)
25 October 2007

Human Rights: Environmental security and human development in Africa|
H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, and Professor Conor Gearty (chair)
4 October 2007

Do war crime trials do more harm than good?|
Richard J Goldstone, Leslie Vinjamuri, Anthony Dworkin, and Professor Conor Gearty (chair)
3 May 2007

Mental Health - A new frontier for human rights protection?|
Professor Peter Bartlett, Professor Jill Peay, Professor Nikolas Rose (chair), George Szmukler
8 March 2007

Negotiating Justice: Human rights and peace agreements| - with the Transitional Justice Institute and International Council on Human Rights Policy
Professor Christine Bell, Professor Colm Campbell, Professor Conor Gearty, Susan McCrory (chair)
March 2007

Testing New Medicines: humans for sale|
Professor John Abrahams, Professor Richard Ashcroft, Dr Sarah Edwards
15 February 2007

Legal Aid: human right or mere luxury?|
Carol Harlow, Roger Smith and Sir Geoffrey Bindman (chair)
January 2007


Human Rights Day lecture: some old truths and necessary new directions|
Professor Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture
7 December 2006

Can Human Rights Survive?|
Shami Chakrabarti, Professor Kim Economides (chair) Professor Conor Gearty, Gavin Phillipson, Professor William Twining
16 November 2006

Field Notes: Human Rights Defenders Speak - with Human Rights Watch UK|
Salih Mahmoud Osman, Beatrice Were, Iain Levine
November 2006

Refugee Solutions or Solutions to Refugeehood|
James C Hathaway
October 2006

Human rights in the 21st Century: the case of China|
Brad Adams, Bruce Gilley, Yiyi Lu
23 October 2006

Refugee Solutions or Solutions to Refugeehood|
James C Hathaway, introduced by Leslie Vinjamuri
Tuesday 17 October 2006

Reproduction: an issue of human rights|
Dr Debora Spar, Dr Stephen Minger
3 October 2006

Private military/security companies operating in situations of armed conflict: a gap in human rights and humanitarian law?|
Andy Bearpark, Dr Chaloka Beyani, Emanuela-Chiara Gillard
May 2006

Using Video for Change: WITNESS' model for human rights advocacy|
Sam Gregory, WITNESS
April 2006

Prosecuting Pinochet: the challenges and obstacles to the pursuit of justice in Chile|
Professor David Sugarman
March 2006

The human rights of persons with disabilities: extending freedom to all|
Anna Lawson, Professor Helen Meenan, Dr Nick O'Brien
March 2006

Protecting human rights in an age of uncertainty|
Louise Arbour, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
February 2006

Trying Saddam and other dictators - the limits of justice|
Kirsten Sellars
February 2006

Why the human rights and environmental movements must be allies not adversaries|
Michael Meacher MP, David Wolfe
January 2006


Human Rights Day Balloon Debate: who is the greatest of the 20th century?|
Shami Chakrabarti, Jonathan Cooper, Professor Conor Gearty, Professor Francesca Klug, Andrew Puddephatt, Professor Peter Townsend
December 2005

Human Rights and Non-judicial Remedies - The European Ombudsman's Perspective|
Professor Nikiforos Diamandouros
November 2005

Fieldnotes: human rights defenders speak (in conjunction with Human Rights Watch UK)|
Habib Rahiab; Maitre Honore Musoko; Natalia Zhukova
November 2005

Can Human Rights Survive? The Crisis of Authority|
Hamlyn Lecture series
Professor Conor Gearty
November 2005

Respect for human rights is essential to economic development|
Phil Bloomer, His Excellency Mr Isaac Osei, Alex Singleton, Professor Shujie Yao
October 2005

A New International Legal Order?: The challenge for International Law post 9/11|
Phil Shiner, Rabinder Singh QC
October 2005

Equity, protection and the incitement to religious hatred|
Dr Derek McGhee
May 2005

Torture: the ultimate abuse of human rights?|
Alain Aeschlimann, Victoria Brittain, Professor Chris Brown, Sir Nigel Rodley
May 2005

Britain in 2005 - is there any access to justice for asylum seekers and migrants?|
Maurice Wren; Sarah Cutler; Richard Stanton
April 2005

Staging human rights in prison|
Professor Paul Heritage, Queen Mary, University of London
March 2005

Equality and human rights: sibling companions or false friends?|
Trevor Phillips, Chair, Commission for Racial Equality
March 2005

Human rights under attack|
David Lammy MP
February 2005

Britain's proposed new equality and human rights commission|
Professor Francesca Klug
February 2005

Reducing poverty: how human rights can help|
Pierre Sané, UNESCO
January 2005


Rights behind bars: the conditions and treatment of those in detention|
Anne Owers, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
December 2004

Doing Justice to the Dead|
Lincoln Crawford OBE; David Ould, Dr John Torpey
November 2004

Human rights and impunity in Columbia|
Father Javier Giraldo
November 2004

Human rights and democracy is a state of transition: how the Czech Republic has fared|
Gabriela Dlouhá, David French and Tomáš Pojar
October 2004

Field Notes: an exploration of the methodology of human rights monitors|
In conjunction with Human Rights Watch UK
October 2004

Is the idea of human rights now doing more harm than good?|
Professor Conor Gearty
October 2004

Compensation for Land Acquisition of Tribals: the promise of law and a lawyer's perspective of the reality|
Anoop Kumar Mehta
June 2004

Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Occupied Iraq: current problems and future prospects|
Professor Christopher Greenwood QC, Professor Françoise Hampson, Professor Philippe Sands QC, Professor Ruth Wedgwood
May 2004

Human Rights for Women: liberation or mere rhetoric?|
Baroness Helena Kennedy QC
March 2004

Why isn't education free? Human Rights responses to commercialisation and indoctrination|
Professor Katarina Tomasevski
February 2004

Freedom in Blair's Britain|
Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty
February 2004

Human Rights, Civil Liberties And Democracy: ideas in conflict or in partnership?|
Professor Conor Gearty; Professor Francesca Klug; Andrew Puddephatt
January 2004


International Human Rights Day 2003|
Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International
December 2003

Non-State actors under international human rights law|
Professor Robert McCorquodale
Chair: Dr Gerd Oberleitner
November 2003

Economics and Human Rights: common ground or continual conflict?|
Professor Timothy Besley; Professor Geraldine Van Bueren; Mr Alfredo Sfeir-Younis
November 2003

Free speech, Human Rights and Western Values?|
Ursula Owen; Andrew Puddephatt
Chair: Dr Matthew Engelke
October 2003

Field Notes: An exploration of the methodology of human rights monitors|
In conjunction with Human Rights Watch UK
Chair: Professor Conor Gearty, Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights
October 2003

The European Convention 50 years on|
Brian Simpson, University of Michigan Law School
October 2003

Coping with the Weapons of Tomorrow: ethics and rules|
Panel discussion, moderated by Sheena McDonald and chaired by Professor Conor Gearty
May 2003

Immigration Detention in the UK - children and vulnerable people|
Bail for Immigration Detainees
May 2003

Human Rights in the Indian Tradition: the quest for a universal model|
Professor M P Singh
May 2003

Enforcement of Economic and Social Rights|
Justice Albie Sachs
February 2003

Human Rights in Africa|
Bronwen Manby
February 2003

Guantanamo - a challenge to international human rights|
Louise Christian; Andrew Coyle; Gerry Simpson
February 2003

Equality and the Canadian Charter of Rights|
The Honourable Claire L'Heureux-Dubé, Former Justice, Supreme Court of Canada
February 2003

Terrorism, morality and human rights|
Rabinder Singh QC; Professor Conor Gearty
January 2003


Protecting Human Rights in an anti-terrorist world|
Hina Jilani, UN Special Representative for Human Rights Defenders
December 2002

Seminar by Noam Chomsky|
December 2002

World Poverty: New Policies to Defeat an Old Enemy|
Peter Townsend; David Gordon; Nazneen Kanji
November 2002

Parliament and Human Rights in the UK: Two Years On|
Jean Corston, MP; David Feldman; Francesca Klug
November 2002

From Rhetoric to Reality: making human rights work|
Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner on Human Rights
October 2002

Human rights in the UK: from political aspirations to binding legal norms|
Professor David Feldman, Legal Advisor to HOP Joint Committee on Human Rights
October 2002

Field Notes: An exploration of the methodology of human rights monitors|
In conjunction with Human Rights Watch UK
Chair: Professor Conor Gearty, Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights
October 2002

Discourses of truth, trauma and reconciliation in post-conflict societies: psychologising the Nation|
Brandon Hamber
October 2002

The Return of the Native: A Critique of the Indigenous Rights Movement
Speaker: Professor Adam Kuper, Brunel University Chair: Professor Stan Cohen, LSE
June 2002

Gender Equality and Multiculturalism: Competing Equality Claims?|
Professor Anne Phillips
May 2002

The Law of War in the Age of Terror|
Panel discussion, moderated by Robin Lustig, BBC Radio and chaired by Professor Fred Halliday
May 2002

Sex Equality, Entitlements, and the Capabilities Approach|
Martha Nussbaum, Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago Law School
March 2002

Discordant notes: the problem of war crimes trials
Speaker: Mr. Gerry Simpson, LSE
Chair: Professor Christine Chinkin, LSE
February 2002

Human rights and cultural relativism
Speaker: Professor Steven Lukes
Chair: Professor Stan Cohen, LSE
January 2002


Coercive versus non-coercive implementation of international human rights|
Speaker: Professor Jack Donnelly, University of Denver
Chair: Francesca Klug, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE
December 2001

Coercive versus non-coercive implementation of international human rights|
Professor Jack Donnelly, University of Denver
December 2001

11 September: Human Rights Dimensions|
Human Rights symposium
Professor Christine Chinkin, Professor Roger Silverstone, Dr Kate Malleson, Professor Fred Halliday
November 2001

Hate speech, controversy and intolerance: Durban and beyond|
Speaker: Claudio Cordone, Amnesty International
Chair: Professor Fred Halliday, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE
October 2001

Hate speech, controversy and intolerance: Durban and beyond|
Claudio Cordone, Amnesty International
October 2001

Human rights monitors: field notes|
In conjunction with Human Rights Watch UK
Chair: Professor Fred Halliday, Centre for the Study of Human Rights
October 2001

A Rule of Law for the International community: Is it achievable?|
In conjunction with Human Rights Watch UK
Judge Richard Goldstone, Chairman of the Independent International Commission on Kosovo
June 2001

Hate speech and Xenophobia|
In conjunction with Index on Censorship
Professor Kevin Boyle; Nick Fraser; Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
June 2001

Asylum and Refugee Rights: 50 years on
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Speaker: Rachael Reilly, Human Rights Watch
June 2001

Human Rights: Cause of, or cure for, the 'moral crisis' in liberal democracies?
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Francesca Klug, Human Rights Research Unit, Kings College, London
May 2001

Preventing deadly conflict: The role and responsibility of governments and NGOs
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Hon Gareth Evans AO QC, President, International Crisis Group
February 2001


2000 International criminal justice: Is it really so needed in the present world community?
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Antonio Cassese, Professor of International Law at the European University Institute
November 2000


Human rights, the prevention of conflict and the international protection of minorities: a contemporary paradigm for contemporary challenges
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Max van der Stoel, High Commissioner on National Minorities, OSCE
October 1999