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University of Padova Human Rights Centre: International Conference “The Role of Human Rights Research: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities” Registration Open

The registration for the International Conference on "The Role of Human Rights Research: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities” is now open.

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 organizing 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. The call for papers, which ended the 24th of September, saw dozens of scholars, researchers, and doctoral students presenting more than 90 abstracts, where 32 were selected. The full programme, available on the conference page, includes two plenary sessions and six parallel panels.

The plenary sessions address the limits and possibilities of human rights research from a theoretical-methodological point of view and a series of non-academic perspectives. 

The six panels, organized and managed by several human rights institutes, will address the following specific aspects of human rights research:

  • Genocide, ecocide, and protection of minorities;
  • Social justice and public health;
  • Research from a Human Rights approach;
  • Research from a local perspective;
  • Interculturality;
  • Women's Rights;

The conference will conclude with a closing plenary speech on the dilemmas of combining political activism and academic research in Human Rights.

To register, it is necessary to complete the form to indicate the panel(s) one wishes to participate in. 

Those who follow all the sessions will be given a certificate of participation. 

All the information on the conference is on the site: https://bit.ly/HRResearchConference2017

The Conference, promoted in the framework of the celebrations for the 35th anniversary of the institution of the University of Padova Human Rights Centre (1982-2017), is organized 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".

The Conference is organized in collaboration with: UNESCO Chair 'Human Rights, Democracy, and Peace' University of Padua; Human Rights Consortium, University of London; School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg; European Training Centre for Human Rights and Democracy and UNESCO Chair of Human Rights and Security, University of Graz; UNESCO Chair 'Woman and Her Rights,' University of Kenitra; Institut des Droits de l-Homme, Lyon Catholic University.

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