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Centre for the Study of Human Rights
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

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11th Floor, Tower 2, Clement's Inn

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The Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE is a trans-disciplinary centre of excellence for international academic research, teaching and critical scholarship on human rights.
Francesca Klug

How can those who ask us to celebrate the 800th year of the Magna Carta simultaneously threaten to repeal the Human Rights Act and take steps to withdraw from the ECHR? In two recent conversations with Conor Gearty - a 90 minute event at the LSE Literary Festival and a 5 minute interview - Francesca Klug reflected on the current debate on human rights protection in the UK. Watch the Gearty Grilling  |  
Watch / listen to the Literary Festival event|

Jane Gordon
Women's Human Rights| - 18 & 19 June 2015.  This original two day course, led by Jane Gordon|, examines the international human rights law framework that guarantees the rights of women and critically evaluates its potential to challenge the obstacles undermining the effective protection of women’s rights. Book by International Women's Day for a £140 discount on the course fee.
Hilary Stauffer
Human Rights after Charlie Hebdo|. Visiting Fellow Hilary Stauffer| was recently interviewed by Future Foreign Policy|, a student and graduate led International Affairs think tank, on the challenges in balancing human rights and national security concerns. The interview was prompted by the Charlie Hebdo attacks but explores the issues more broadly. Watch the interview|
Our Visiting Fellowship Scheme| enables human rights academics, researchers and practitioners to spend a period of time conducting research at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. Applicants may be interested in working with an established project in the Centre and are invited to express that interest in their application. Visiting Fellows are required to have secured their own funds, but an hospitable and stimulating work environment awaits.
Andrea Shemberg
TTIP: Shaping the Future of Investor−State Dispute Settlement?|  Seminar, Chatham House, 4 March 2015. The proposed TTIP between the EU and the US is intended to remove trade barriers, create wealth and promote investment, so why is it controversial? Andrea Shemberg|, co-lead of the Lab's Investment and Human Rights Project |is participating in this seminar. Register via Chatham House.
Awol Allo
"What goes on in my country is simply intolerable" 
Dr Awol Allo|, LSE Fellow in Human Rights, discusses the courtroom as a method of resistance, Ethiopia and activism in this Gearty Grilling. Watch the Interview| 
Usha Natarajan
Human Rights - help or hindrance to combatting climate change?| The latest Open Global Rights blog from the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy is by Usha Natarajan, assistant professor in the Department of Law at the American University in Cairo, and member of the Lab's Sounding Board.
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Investment & Human Rights Learning Hub|: where users can explore the connections between investment and human rights, find relevant resources in the toolboxes, watch learning videos and read expert articles on a range of investment and human rights themes. The Investment & Human Rights Project is an initiative of the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy (The Lab)|

Access to Reproductive Rights in Ireland and Northern Ireland| Thursday 19 March 2015 This conference, co-hosted with Sisters for Change and Amnesty International UK, will bring together legal and policy specialists with front line service providers to discuss access to abortion in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Ethiopia: Identity Politics, Human Rights and Democratization|  Friday 8 & Saturday 9 May 2015 This academic conference, featuring papers from scholars from a range disciplines and fields of study, will explore the recurring theoretical and empirical issues that have dominated the Ethiopian political landscape. 
Francesca Klug

Save the date: Wednesday 10 June 2015  (6.30pm) Public book launch, open to all. Chaired by Jane Gordon, Shami Chakrabarti and Professor Francesca Klug will discuss Klug's new book 'A Magna Carta for All Humanity: homing in on human rights'.


Missed an event? Download the podcast. Recordings of many of our events are online, including Defending Human Rights in Russia| from 21 January 2015.
For a full list of recordings visit the podcast index|.


LSE Human Rights student-led blog

Measuring Business & Human Rights blog (external to LSE Human Rights)






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