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On the 9th and 10th May, 2017, the University of Padova Human Rights Centre will play host to two seminars from the Human Rights Consortium of the University of London.
The first is presented by Dr. Corinne Lennox, who will talk about Global Governance on Minority Rights: Assessing the UN Forum on Minority Issues, which will provide insight into the role of two types of non-state actors (NSAs) in the UN’s only global governance institution on minority rights. Dr Corinne Lennox will examine how civil society organisations and epistemic communities challenge the normative boundaries set by international human rights standards for governing the rights of minority groups. She aims to illustrate the nature of participation by civil society organisations and epistemic communities. The seminar will take place at 15:00 on the 9th May in the Piergiorgio Cancellieri Library at the Human Rights Centre.
The second seminar is presented by Dr. Damien Short; he will deliver a seminar entitled ‘Redefining genocide: settler colonialism, social death and ecocide’, based on his new book of the same title (Zen, 2016). Based on his highly controversial and original work, Dr. Short systematically rethinks how genocide is and should be defined. Rather than focusing solely on a narrow conception of genocide as direct mass-killing, through close empirical analysis of a number of under-discussed case studies – including Palestine, Sri Lanka, Australia and Alberta, Canada – the seminar will reveal the key role played by settler colonialism, capitalism, finite resources and the ecological crisis in driving genocidal social death on a global scale. The seminar will take place at 15:00 on the 10th May in the Piergiorgio Cancellieri Library at the Human Rights Centre.
The Human Rights Consortium (HRC) of the School of Advanced Study, University of London was established to facilitate and promote inter-disciplinary research in human rights nationally and internationally.