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Events in the field of human rights. Image: Maurice Harron 'Reconciliation' Carlisle Square, Derry (1991)

Human Rights at the School of Advanced Study University of London

    • Society & Culture

Events in the field of human rights. Image: Maurice Harron 'Reconciliation' Carlisle Square, Derry (1991)

    Adolfo Pérez Esquivel: The Struggle for Human Rights in Latin America Today

    Adolfo Pérez Esquivel: The Struggle for Human Rights in Latin America Today

    Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, artist, educator, author and promoter of non-violence, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980 for his defence of human rights in his native Argentina and throughout Latin America. In his talk he will reflect on the evolution and progress in the field of human rights since the military dictatorships in much of the region ended thirty years ago, analysing how these developed under subsequent democratisation. He will also pose some of the urgent challenges being faced today as many of these gains are being rolled back in Brazil, Venezuela, Honduras, Paraguay, Colombia and Argentina and elsewhere.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Human rights, Disappearances, Debt and Free Trade in Argentina and Latin America: In Conversation with Nora Cortiñas and Beverly Keene

    Human rights, Disappearances, Debt and Free Trade in Argentina and Latin America: In Conversation with Nora Cortiñas and Beverly Keene

    Human Rights Consortium

    Human rights, Disappearances, Debt and Free Trade in Argentina and Latin America: In Conversation with Nora Cortiñas and Beverly Keene

    Nora Cortiñas (Co-founder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo)
    Beverly Keene (Director of Jubileo Sur-Dialogo 2000, NGO)

    Given the forced disappearance of Santiago Maldonado, missing since he was detained by the National Gendarmerie while supporting a Mapuche community in Patagonia, the timing for this visit could not be more important. Nora will incorporate her own experiences of campaigning for justice for “The Disappeared” during Argentina’s last dictatorship, including for her own son since 1977, and offer her reflections on the human and labour rights scenario in Argentina and Latin America today in light of the return of right-wing governments.

    The discussions will also cover further human and labour rights issues, debt and trade in Latin America, as well as other global issues, especially with eyes on the fact that Buenos Aires will host a WTO leaders’ summit in December 2017 and the G20 Summit next year.

    Nora's contribution is in Spanish with an English translation.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    • video
    Human rights, Disappearances, Debt and Free Trade in Argentina and Latin America: In Conversation with Nora Cortiñas and Beverly Keene

    Human rights, Disappearances, Debt and Free Trade in Argentina and Latin America: In Conversation with Nora Cortiñas and Beverly Keene

    Human Rights Consortium

    Human rights, Disappearances, Debt and Free Trade in Argentina and Latin America: In Conversation with Nora Cortiñas and Beverly Keene

    Nora Cortiñas (Co-founder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo)
    Beverly Keene (Director of Jubileo Sur-Dialogo 2000, NGO)

    Given the forced disappearance of Santiago Maldonado, missing since he was detained by the National Gendarmerie while supporting a Mapuche community in Patagonia, the timing for this visit could not be more important. Nora will incorporate her own experiences of campaigning for justice for “The Disappeared” during Argentina’s last dictatorship, including for her own son since 1977, and offer her reflections on the human and labour rights scenario in Argentina and Latin America today in light of the return of right-wing governments.

    The discussions will also cover further human and labour rights issues, debt and trade in Latin America, as well as other global issues, especially with eyes on the fact that Buenos Aires will host a WTO leaders’ summit in December 2017 and the G20 Summit next year.

    Nora's contribution is in Spanish with an English translation.

    Defining the Contours of Activist Scholarship in Human Rights

    Defining the Contours of Activist Scholarship in Human Rights

    Human Rights Consortium

    Activist Scholarship in Human Rights: New Challenges

    Welcome and Introduction
    Dr Corinne Lennox
    (Associate Director of the Human Rights Consortium and Senior Lecturer at the School of Advanced Study, University of London)

    Opening Panel: Defining the Contours of Activist Scholarship in Human Rights

    Chair: Dr Damien Short
    (Director of the Human Rights Consortium and Reader at the School of Advanced Study, University of London)

    Professor Donatella Della Porta
    (Institute of Human and Social Sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore (via skype)

    Dr Aziz Choudry
    (Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University)

    Professor Nadje Al Ali
    (Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS)
    Choice, inevitability or survival? Reflections on being an activist academic

    Dr Ornette Clennon
    (Critical Race and Ethnicity Research Cluster, Manchester Metropolitan University)
    Scholar Activism as a Nexus between Research and Community Activism via the use of Participatory Arts

    This conference is organised by the Human Rights Consortium as part of its Human Rights Researchers' Network (HRRN) event series. The HRRN is a distinctive platform aiming to promote and facilitate research and debate on the issues concerning academics and practitioners engaging in human rights research and activism.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    • video
    Defining the Contours of Activist Scholarship in Human Rights

    Defining the Contours of Activist Scholarship in Human Rights

    Human Rights Consortium

    Activist Scholarship in Human Rights: New Challenges

    Welcome and Introduction
    Dr Corinne Lennox
    (Associate Director of the Human Rights Consortium and Senior Lecturer at the School of Advanced Study, University of London)

    Opening Panel: Defining the Contours of Activist Scholarship in Human Rights

    Chair: Dr Damien Short
    (Director of the Human Rights Consortium and Reader at the School of Advanced Study, University of London)

    Professor Donatella Della Porta
    (Institute of Human and Social Sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore (via skype)

    Dr Aziz Choudry
    (Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University)

    Professor Nadje Al Ali
    (Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS)
    Choice, inevitability or survival? Reflections on being an activist academic

    Dr Ornette Clennon
    (Critical Race and Ethnicity Research Cluster, Manchester Metropolitan University)
    Scholar Activism as a Nexus between Research and Community Activism via the use of Participatory Arts

    This conference is organised by the Human Rights Consortium as part of its Human Rights Researchers' Network (HRRN) event series. The HRRN is a distinctive platform aiming to promote and facilitate research and debate on the issues concerning academics and practitioners engaging in human rights research and activism.

    New Protection Tactics for Human Rights Defenders and Activist Scholars

    New Protection Tactics for Human Rights Defenders and Activist Scholars

    Human Rights Consortium

    Activist Scholarship in Human Rights: New Challenges

    Closing Panel: New Protection Tactics for Human Rights Defenders and Activist Scholars

    Chair: Dr Aziz Choudry
    (McGill University)

    James Savage
    (Progamme Officer, Fund for Global Human Rights)
    The Enabling Environment for Human Rights Defenders

    Dr Moataz El Fegiery
    (Protection Coordinator, Frontline Defenders)
    In Search of Safe Haven: The Challenging Task of Relocation of Human Rights Defenders at Risk

    Karen Kong
    (Senior Lecturer in Law, The University of Hong Kong)
    Human Rights Activist Scholars and Social Change in Hong Kong

    This conference is organised by the Human Rights Consortium as part of its Human Rights Researchers' Network (HRRN) event series. The HRRN is a distinctive platform aiming to promote and facilitate research and debate on the issues concerning academics and practitioners engaging in human rights research and activism.

    • 51 min

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