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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.
Christine Chinkin

Certificate in International Human Rights Law and Practice  12 October - 14 December 2015. Book now for our flagship executive course, taught over 10 Monday evenings by a team of leading barristers and distinguished academic experts. There are a limited number of subsidised places for those who would otherwise be unable to participate. Deadline for subsidised place applications: 12 Noon, Thursday 3 September.

 
We're recruiting a new Centre Manager. For full information about the post, the requirements and application process visit the LSE Jobs webpages. The deadline for applications is 20 September.
Andrea Saldarriaga
Does Europe need a new investment policy? What should be the underlying values and objectives of that policy? On 19 June 2015, Andrea Saldarriaga addressed these questions at a seminar organised by the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union on the 'Treatment of EU investors in the Single Market'. Her remarks pointed to the need to construct a European investment policy reflective of Europe's values of transparency, democracy and respect for human rights. Read the remarks on the Investment and Human Rights Learning Hub
 
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 

 
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). 

 
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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)
 
Dushyant Dave
Justice, Accountability and Human Rights in India
Wednesday 21 October 6.30-8pm
The Indian justice system has failed to protect the human rights of citizens. What can be done to ensure justice and accountability for victims? Dushyant Dave is a Senior Advocate and President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of India
 
Zoe Konstantopoulou

Fighting the Behemoth: Law, politics and human rights in times of debt and austerity Thursday 10 December 6.30-8pm
Greece is at the forefront of questions connecting human rights protection, debt and austerity. Zoe Konstantopoulou, President of the Greek Parliament will share her insights on the fight to secure social rights.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 
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