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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

With his promise to introduce a British Bill of Rights, David Cameron is really aiming at the ECHR| David Cameron has made clear that the purpose of his so-called British Bill of Rights is to avoid compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights, writes Professor Francesca Klug| in the LSE British Politics and Policy blog. 

Peter Manning
Guilty verdicts for Khmer Rouge killers – now let Cambodia’s wounds heal| More than 40 years after the Year Zero horror of Cambodia’s Killing Fields, two of the most senior Khmer Rouge leaders have been found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life imprisonment. This article, by Dr Peter Manning|, originally appeared on The Conversation. 
Ali Kadri
LAB 'views: In the third of a series of interviews with LAB affiliates, Dr Ali Kadri| unpacks a complex and violent account of financialisation, militarisation and oil in the Middle East, and explains how human rights and sovereignty over natural resources of disempowered national working classes challenge economic orthodoxy.
Read the interview| (PDF) I More about the LAB|
Awol Allo

In Ethiopia: Where conscience is constantly on trial|, on Al Jazeera.com, Dr Awol Allo| details how Muslim leaders in Ethiopia are facing an unjust trial for crimes they did not commit. Denying the charges of trying to attempting to overthrow the government and establish an Islamic state, the accused present the prosecution's case as repression resembling the totalitarian perversion of truth and justice of Stalinist and Apartheid regimes.

Woman walking carrying basket on her head
In April 2014, the Investment & Human Rights Project launched the 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)|
Ali Kadri
Tuesday 28 October (6.30pm) Arab Development Denied: Dynamics of Accumulation by Wars of Encroachment| Book launch hosted by the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy. Dr Ali Kadri and Professor John Weeks will discuss Kadri's examination of how the Arab world has undergone a process of developmental descent, or ‘de-development’ over the past three decades.
Gael Garcia Bernal

Friday 14 November (6pm), Who Is Dayani Cristal?| Film screening and Q&A hosted by the Atrocity, Suffering and Human Rights research group. Who Is Dayani Cristal? tells the story of a migrant who found himself in the deadly stretch of desert known as “the corridor of death” and shows how one life becomes testimony to the tragic results of the U.S. war on immigration. 

Lynette Chua
Thursday 20 November (6.30pm) Mobilizing Gay Singapore: Rights and Resistance in an Authoritarian State| In partnership with LSE Spectrum.  For decades, Singapore's gay activists have sought equality and justice in a state where law is used to stifle basic civil and political liberties. In Mobilizing Gay Singapore, Lynette Chua asks, what does a social movement look like in an authoritarian state?
Christine Chinkin
Thursday 11 December (6.30pm) ‘Everyone is entitled…’ The global struggle for women’s human rights'|. UN International Human Rights Day event. 66 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights stated that everyone is entitled to the same fundamental rights and freedoms, our panel will discuss the ongoing struggle for the realisation of women’s human rights worldwide.

Missed an event? Download the podcast. Recordings of many of our events are online. Visit the podcast index|.


LSE Human Rights student-led blog

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






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