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

Location on campus:
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.
Saskia Sassen
Our public events programme starts early in 2015, with Defending Human Rights in Russia| on 21 January and  Extradition and the Erosion of Human Rights|, with a panel including Professor Saskia Sassen (pictured) and civil liberties solicitor Gareth Peirce, on 28 January. Both events are open to all and free to attend.
 
Call for Papers: Ethiopia: Identity Politics, Human Rights and Democratization|  We invite abstracts and panel proposals (for a two-day academic conference on 8 & 9 May 2015) that explore the recurring theoretical and empirical issues that have dominated the Ethiopian political landscape. The deadline for proposals, from any academic discipline, is 31 January 2015. 
Andrew Clapham
Law, War and Human Rights| - book now to participate in our 6-week evening course (16 February - 23 March 2015). The course examines the laws of war and international criminal law from the perspective of international human rights law. The expert panel of teachers includes Professor Andrew Clapham.
 
Rachel Kurian
One step forward, two back? Dalit women’s rights under economic globalisation| The latest Open Global Rights blog from the Lab is by Rachel Kurian, Assistant Professor in the International Institute of Social Studies of the Erasmus University and member of the Lab's Sounding Board. More Lab News|
 
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. 

 
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
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)|
 
Dmitri Makarov
Defending Human Rights in Russia| Wednesday 21 January 2015 Russian laws dramatically restrict the activities of those working for civil and political rights. How do human rights defenders work under such conditions? Our panel of human rights advocates and experts will discuss the current situation and prospects for the future
 
Saskia Sassen
Extradition and the Erosion of Human Rights| Wednesday 28 January 2015 What really happens to UK citizens in US courts and prisons when they are extradited on untested charges? Join us for a public discussion with UK and US-based human rights experts: Solicitor Gareth Peirce, Professor Saskia Sassen and Professor Jeanne Theoharis. 
 
Francesca Klug
A Magna Carta for Humanity: homing in on human rights| Friday 27 February 2015  Professor Francesca Klug will map the connections between the Magna Carta and Human Rights Act, explore the ethic behind universal human rights and deconstruct the current debate in the UK on the future of human rights protection. 
Part of the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival| 
 

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

 

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