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The Role of Human Rights Research: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities

University of Padova, 27th - 28th November 2017

The University of Padova Human Rights Centre, in the framework of the activities of the International Joint Ph.D. Programme 'Human Rights, Society, and Multi-level Governance', is organising an International Conference on the 'Role of Human Rights Research: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities'. The Conference will take place on 27th and 28th November 2017.

The event aims primarily at delving into the various facets of the broader debate on the potential and limits of current and future human rights research from different disciplinary perspectives, and at providing an original contribution to discuss and improve the policy- and action-oriented effectiveness of human rights research.

Any participant who attends both the full days of the conference will receive an attendance certificate.

Confirmed speakers include: Prof. Todd Landman, University of Nottingham; Prof. Linda Hogan, Trinity College Dublin, Prof. Koen De Feyter, University of Antwerp; Prof. David McCoy, Queen Mary University, London; Dr. Anna Neistat, Amnesty International; Dr. Wolfgang Heinz, German Institute of Human Rights, Dr. Antoine Meyer, French National Asylum Court.

The Conference is organised in collaboration with: UNESCO Chair 'Human Rights Democracy and Peace', University of Padova; Human Rights Consortium, University of London; School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg; European Training Centre for Human Rights and Democracy and UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security, University of Graz; UNESCO Chair ‘Woman and her rights’, Ibn -Tofail University, Kenitra; and Institut des Droits de l’Homme, Lyon Catholic University. Each of these institutes cooperate in the organisation and management of one of the conference's research panels.

The Conference is promoted in the framework of the celebrations for the 35th anniversary of the institution of the University of Padova Human Rights Centre (1982-2017). It is organised with the sponsorship of the University of Padova and of the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies, and in cooperation with the Bachelor Degree Programme in "Political Science, International Relations, Human Rights" and the Master's Degree Programme in "Human Rights and Multi-level Governance".

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