Human Rights

This research cluster considers all aspects of the law relating to human rights, at the domestic, European and international levels.

Human Rights research cluster word cloudThe members of the Human Rights cluster have disparate interests within this general area. These include, but are not limited to, specific substantive fields for the protection of human rights (for example, the right to life, the right to respect for private life, freedom of religion, the extra-territorial protection of human rights, human rights and immigration, plus many others) and the means and regimes by which human rights are protected (for example, the HRA, the ECHR and work of the European Court of Human Rights, the ICCPR and the work of the Human Rights Committee, the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, and the role of NGOs).

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PhD/MPhil research topics in human rights

News and Events

Registration open! Human Rights Laws at a Crossroads: What Directions after Brexit?

Registration open! Human Rights Laws at a Crossroads: What Directions after Brexit?

Posted by csp12 at Apr 20, 2018 05:25 PM |

This one-day event will obtain a panoramic perspective, looking to the pressures and challenges associated with a human rights landscape unsettled by Brexit, facing uncertainty regarding the domestic regime for human rights protection, and a Strasbourg system that has been reshaped, yet which remains under intense pressure

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Crimes of the British Empire in Iraq and why no one gets prosecuted

Crimes of the British Empire in Iraq and why no one gets prosecuted

Posted by csp12 at Jan 11, 2018 05:25 PM |

Public seminar led by Clive Baldwin (Senior Advisor, Human Rights Watch), which will look into the international responsibility of Britain for the Bolton Massacre, the genocide in Tanzania, the massacre, Churchill and bombing of civilians in Iraq and Pakistan, and the recent crimes in Iraq. This event will be followed by a career talk about opportunities in human rights and international law.

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Leicester PhD researcher invited to deliver a lecture at Leiden Law School

Leicester PhD researcher invited to deliver a lecture at Leiden Law School

Posted by csp12 at Nov 28, 2017 12:57 PM |

Ms Aristi Volou, PhD researcher at Leicester Law School, has been invited to deliver a lecture at the 2018 Inaugural ILS PhD Workshop of Leiden Law School.

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‘Investment Law after Brexit’, 14 June 2017

‘Investment Law after Brexit’, 14 June 2017

Posted by csp12 at Jun 01, 2017 01:00 PM |

Dr Kleinheisterkamp (LSE), Ms Malik (20 Essex Street) and Dr Waibel (University of Cambridge) will discuss the legal implication for U.K.’s investment law after Brexit.

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2017 Human Rights Festival (22 May, 5 June & 19 June 2017)

2017 Human Rights Festival (22 May, 5 June & 19 June 2017)

Posted by csp12 at May 11, 2017 05:28 PM |

We are organising three movie screening on human rights related issues on 22 May, 5 June and 19 June (4pm). The upcoming screening: '14 Days in May' is about the final days of Edward Earl Johnson before his execution. It was directed by Paul Hamann, one of the founders of Reprieve who will also attend the screening in Leicester.

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