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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.
Andrew Clapham
Law, War and Human Rights| - 6 week evening course (February - March 2015) now open for booking. The course examines the laws of war and international criminal law from the perspective of international human rights law. It confronts the crucial questions: are human rights law, the laws of war and international criminal law three distinct disciplines? Is it possible to fully to understand one without some knowledge of the other?
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. 

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. 
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.

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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)|
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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