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Centre for the Study of Human Rights
London School of Economics and Political Science
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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.
Certificate in International Human Rights Law and Practice - book online now
12 October - 14 December 2015. We're taking bookings for our flagship executive course, taught over 10 Monday evenings by a team of leading barristers and distinguished academic experts, including Professor Christine Chinkin and Andrew Clapham Read more
Margot Salomon

15 June 2015: Legal brief prepared by Dr Margot Salomon and Professor Olivier De Schutter for the Debt Truth Committee of the Hellenic Parliament points to the responsibilities of the Eurozone states, EC, ECB, Council, EU states, IMF member states and IMF for the human rights impacts of economic conditionality. Read the legal brief (PDF)

Chetan Bhatt

Some say origin stories give people a sense of belonging, but in his TEDx talk Professor Chetan Bhatt dares us to refuse them. Instead we should develop a deeper sense of personhood, responsible to humanity as a whole. Chetan delivered ‘Visions of a Future without Origin Stories and Identity Myths’ as part of TEDxExeter’s event ‘Taking the Long View’. Watch the video 

Francesca Klug

On 10 June we hosted a very special event launching A Magna Carta for All Humanity: homing in on human rights by Francesca Klug. In an insightful and inspiring conversation with Shami Chakrabarti, Professor Klug explored the ethic behind universal human rights and decontructed the current debate in the UK on the future of human rights protection. Watch / Listen to the event recording 

Awol Allo
Washington enables authoritarianism in Ethiopia - in a recent post on Al Jazeera America, Dr Awol Allo argues that blanket US support for the Ethiopian regime risks dismantling the country’s already beleaguered opposition. In a recent Gearty Grilling  Dr Allo discussed the courtroom as a method of resistance, the current political climate in Ethiopia, and his own activism. He highlighted the central themes of his forthcoming edited volume The Courtroom as a Space of Resistance: Reflections on the Legacy of the Rivonia Trial (Ashgate, 2015). Watch the Interview 
Margot Salomon

Linking the Troika to social rights violations in Europe, the Italian newspaper La Repubblica draws on the recent work of Dr Margot SalomonOf Austerity, Human Rights and International Institutionswhere she ‘exposes a series of black holes when it comes to establishing responsibility for the violation of human rights’.  Dr Salomon was invited by the Speaker of the Greek Parliament to join the Special Committee of the Hellenic Parliament for the Audit of the Greek Debt (Debt Truth Committee). 

On 23 March 2015 Dr Ayça Çubukçu participated in a discussion on the BBC Radio 3 'Free Thinking' programme 'Culture Wars: Cosmopolitanism v the Nation State', which investigated the tension between cosmopolitanism and the nation state in Europe.
Listen / download the recording
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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)
Francesca Klug

Rhetoric and Reality: From Magna Carta to human rights today
10 June 2015. This event celebrated the launch of A Magna Carta for all Humanity: homing in on human rights by Francesca Klug and brought Klug together in a public conversation with Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty. Watch / Listen to the event recording

We're taking a break from public events for Summer. Information about events from September onwards will be posted here in early August.

Missed an event? Download the podcast. Recordings of many of our events are online, including A Magna Carta for All Humanity: homing in on human rights (27 February 2015)  Extradition and the Erosion of Human Rights (28 January 2015) and Defending Human Rights in Russia (21 January 2015).
For a full list of recordings visit the podcast index.


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