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Trust Conference London 2019

admin 3rd November 2019

Save the date! On November 13th and 14th , the Thomson Reuters Foundation will be hosting its flagship annual event, Trust Conference. Held in the heart of London, the conference brings together some 600 delegates from diverse sectors representing more than 60 countries. Day one will address creating a fairer economic system for those left behind, and […]

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Call for Papers: Workshop on “Federalism and Socio-economic Inequalities”

admin 3rd November 2019

Call for Papers Federalism is considered one of the most promising constitutional mechanisms to help deal with the challenges posed by the process of globalization and increasing inequality, in addition to being an extraordinary tool for dealing with various forms of diversity (ethnic, religious, linguistic, etc.) To this end, the purpose of this workshop is to […]

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World Bank ombudsman raises ‘substantial concerns’ about investment in Bridge International Academies

admin 30th October 2019

NAIROBI, 25TH OCTOBER 2019. The World Bank’s independent recourse and accountability mechanism, Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO), published a report  raising “substantial concerns” regarding Bridge International Academies (BIA) and announcing their intention to conduct a compliance investigation into the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) investment in the company. This decision comes after a comprehensive appraisal of a complaint filed in April 2018 by ten […]

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First Textbook on International and European Disability Law and Policy

admin 28th October 2019

Dr. Andrea Broderick, of Maastricht University, The Netherlands, and Dr. Delia Ferri, of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, have co-authored the first textbook on International and European Disability Law and Policy: Text, Cases and Materials, which was published by Cambridge University Press in October 2019. The textbook is the product of a close collaboration […]

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Forthcoming talk: ‘Migration: The Movement of Humankind from Prehistory to the Present’

admin 28th October 2019

Migration: The Movement of Humankind from Prehistory to the Present Professor Robin Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Development Studies, University of Oxford Tuesday 12 November, 5pm – 6pm at the Oxford Martin School, followed by book signing and drinks reception Migration is present at the dawn of human history – the phenomena of hunting and gathering, […]

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MOOC on Children Deprived of Liberty: Learning from the UN Global Study

admin 23rd October 2019

MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) course dates: 18 November 2019 – 19 January 2020 Children deprived of liberty are an often invisible and forgotten group who suffer from clear violations of human rights. Frequently placed in inhuman conditions and in adult facilities, they are at heightened risk of violence, rape and sexual assault, as well […]

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Vacancies for independent United Nations experts of the Human Rights Council, with extensive professional experience in human rights

admin 15th October 2019

Vacancies to be filled from June 2019 to March 2020 The “special procedures” of the Human Rights Council (HRC) are independent human rights experts with mandates to report and advise on human rights from a thematic or country-specific perspective. Their specific functions are defined in the HRC resolutions creating or extending their mandate. Mandates can […]

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The Wiener Holocaust Library’s new exhibition: ‘Forgotten Victims: The Nazi Genocide of the Roma & Sinti’

admin 11th October 2019

The Wiener Holocaust Library’s upcoming exhibition Forgotten Victims: The Nazi Genocide of the Roma and Sinti,  opens to the public on Wednesday 30 October 2019 and draws upon the Library’s collections to uncover the story of this little known aspect of Nazi persecution. Their archives hold a wide range of relevant materials, including eyewitness accounts, […]

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Refugee Studies Centre Public Seminar Series, Michaelmas Term 2019

admin 11th October 2019

Seminars are held on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30pm in Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB. This term’s series is convened by Professor Matthew Gibney, Professor Cathryn Costello and Professor Tom Scott-Smith. For more details see here.   16 October – Professor Alexander Betts, Refugee Studies Centre The political economy of […]

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