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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.
Margot Salomon

From 1 August  Dr Margot Salo|mon| will take over as Acting Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. Dr Salomon has been at LSE for 10 years where she is Associate Professor in the Law Department and at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights where she also directs the new Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy|. She will direct the Centre until early 2015.

Refugee scholars are invited to 'Reconnect with Research'| with our free academic English language course. The programme starts in October 2014 and is taught by way of 12 Tuesday evening classes over two terms. The deadline for applications is 4 September. Reconnect with Research is run by LSE Scholars at Risk (an LSE-wide initiative based in the Centre for the Study of Human Rights) in partnership with the Language Centre and supported by LSE Annual Fund.
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|
Christine Chinkin

Book now -  International Human Rights Law and Practice|. Our flagship executive course for professional participants will run over ten Monday evenings (6.30-8.30pm) from 6 October to 8 December. The classes are taught by a team of leading academics and practitioners in international human rights law, including Professor Andrew Clapham and Professor Susan Marks. The class size is strictly limited - book early.

On 27 June 2014, nine refugee scholars successfully completed a week of training at LSE as part of the the Reconnect with Research| Summer programme, run by the Scholars At Risk| scheme. The scholars, originally from Syria, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sierra Leone and Somalia, are all engaged in postgraduate study in the UK. They came from Manchester, Leicester, Lancaster, London and Wales for a week of academic english language training at LSE.
The LSE Human Rights blog |is a student-led project based in the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. It is a place for open discussion of ideas, events, and critical views on the topic of human rights. Check the blog tab for the latest posts.

Open Global Rights blog: Where the Emperor can’t enter: rethinking the case for property and housing rights in China|. Eva Pils is Associate Professor, Centre for Rights and Justice, Faculty of Law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and member of the LAB Supper Club|. Over the next two years, LAB members and affiliates will contribute articles to Open Global Rights| on a wide range of human rights themes, drawing on their expertise.

Awol Allo

In Ethiopia: Where conscience is constantly on trial|, on Al Jazeera.com, Dr Awol Allo|, LSE Fellow in Human Rights, 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.

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On 10 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 (LAB)|


LSE Human Rights Reference Library hosts the Stan Cohen Collection|. We are honoured to be housing a selection of books, reports, journals and other papers owned by the late Professor Stanley Cohen| and entrusted to the Centre by his family. The wide-ranging collection spans Stan’s interests in deviance, sociology, psychology, criminology, human rights and much more.

Save the date: Next term's public events start on Thursday 2 October (6.30pm)with 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.
Saras Menon
Thursday 11 December (6.30pm) 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. Contributers 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


LSE Human Rights student-led blog

Measuring Business & Human Rights blog






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