OxHRH Workshop for Human Rights for Oxford Graduate Research Students

by | Mar 26, 2015

Date: Friday June 5th, 2015

Venue: Mary Eccles Room, Pembroke College

This half-day workshop will bring together and foster a network of graduate students and academics working in human rights at Oxford. The aim is to give research students the opportunity to present their work-in-progress to their peers and relevant academics and to get and give substantive feedback in a supportive environment. We hope to build stronger links amongst students working in the space of human rights law, and between students and faculty members working in this area.

The half-day workshop will consist of thematically organised panels. There is no requirement to pre-circulate any papers. Each presentation will be 15 minutes. Students at all stages of their masters or doctoral work are encouraged to participate. Oxford Law Faculty members will be chairing sessions and participating to provide research insights, suggestions and advice on the presentations.

While ideas presented at the conference do not need to be ‘fully formed’, those participants who are at a developed stage in their research will be invited to publish their papers as part of the OxHRH Working Paper Series which will be published on the OxHRH website and disseminated throughout our network.

Keynote Speaker Professor Michael Newton (Vanderbilt) Proportionality and Human Rights: An Examination of Process and Policy *Joint Event with Oxford Martin School Human Rights for Future Generations Programme)

This event will focus on the myriad meanings for the proportionality concept in contrast to the varying legal contexts within which it has been developed. The discussion will focus on the implications of the human rights framing of Proportionality, particularly in juxtaposition to the prevailing jus in bello usage. The lecture will critically examine the normative roots of proportionality within the human rights dialogue with a view towards a re-examination of its usage and utility.

Half Day Workshop Programme

OxHRH Half Day Workshop Programme

I. Keynote Address 12:00-1:30pm

Proportionality and Human Rights: An Examination of Process and Policy
Professor Michael Newton (Vanderbilt)

Lunch 1:30-1:45pm

II. Opening Remarks 1:45-2:00pm

Professor Sandra Fredman, Director of the OxHRH

Professor Alan Bogg, Director of Graduate Studies

III. Pioneering New Developments in Human Rights Law 2:00-3:00pm

Tamás Szigeti, Political hate speech: a case for exception?

Kate Mitchell, The Right of States to Regulate in the Public Interest in International Investment Law: Lessons from Human Rights Law

Helen Taylor, Developing an Analytical Framework for Evaluating Remedies for Violations of Socio-Economic Rights

Chair: :Professor Alan Bogg

IV. Protecting Human Rights During Times of Transitional Justice 3:00-3:40pm

CHEAH Wui Ling, Justice for Strangers: The Singapore War Crimes Trials, 1946-1948: Defence Participation and Fair Trial Concerns

Elana Butti, Between Legal Rights and Lived Experiences: Children in Transitional Justice

Chair: Professor Fiona de Londras

V. Equality: The Most Difficult Or Most Promising Right? 3:40-5:00pm

Catherine Briddick, Gender, Discrimination and Migration

Victoria Miyandazi, Conceptualisation, Interpretation and Application of the Concept of Equality under the Constitution of Kenya, 2010

Shreya Atrey, Intersectionality and Discrimination

Menaal Munshey, Blasphemy, Law and Violence in Pakistan

Chair: Dr Barbara Havelkova

VI. Publishing your PhD as a Book: Perspectives from Publishers 5:00pm

Natasha Flemming, Oxford University Press

Sinead Moloney, Hart Publishing

Chair: Professor Sandra Fredman


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  1. Menaal Munshey

    I am a graduate student at Cambridge and would be so grateful if such events could be opened up to research students outside of the Oxford community as well. I would love to attend in the future.

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