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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.
Margot Salomon

Dr Margot Salomon|, Acting Centre Director, is speaking at the
Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) Conference  
'Human Rights under Pressure: Exploring norms, institutions and policies'|, which takes place in Copenhagen on 29 & 30 September 2014. Dr Salomon will provide a response to the State Secretary for Development Policy in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on
'Development and Human Rights after 2015'.  

Our Autumn term public events start on Thursday 2 October (6.30pm) with Human Rights Diplomacy: Inside the United Nations|.

What is human rights diplomacy? A strategic approach grounded in law?  An important link between the codification of human rights and public advocacy for human rights? The speaker, Ibrahim Salama, is Director of the Human Rights Treaties Division in the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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)|
Thursday 2 October (6.30pm) An insiders look at the UN Human Rights machinery with Human Rights Diplomacy: Inside the United Nations| by Ibrahim Salama, Director of the Human Rights Treaties Division in the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
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?
Saras Menon
Thursday 11 December (6.30pm) ‘Everyone is entitled…’ The global struggle for women’s human rights'. 66 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights stated that everyone is entitled to the same rights and freedoms, our panel will discuss the myriad ongoing struggles for women’s human rights worldwide. Contributors include Professor Christine Chinkin and Saraswathi Menon (pictured), Director of the Policy Division at UN Women.

Missed an event? Download the podcast. Audio recordings of many of our events are online. Visit the podcast index| for more.

We're having a break for summer, but will be back with more public events in October. Keep an eye on the website, join the mailing list or follow us on Twitter for the latest event news


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