Working Together: Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals

admin - 26th October 2018

The Sustainable Development Goals commit the world to ending poverty and eliminating gender discrimination. This echoes the legal obligations of states in human rights law to guarantee socio-economic rights and achieve gender equality. The Sustainable Development Goals and human rights contain untapped potential to achieve women’s equality and empowerment.

This workshop  organised by Professor Sandra Fredman (Oxford) and Dr Meghan Campbell (Birmingham) of the Oxford Human Rights Hub in partnership with the British Academy explores this potential. The workshop will also launch Professor Fredman’s report for the British Academy on the relationship between human rights and the SDGs. This follows on for the success of our initial workshop on the SDGs and human rights.

The workshop focuses on four overlapping themes:

  • Conceptual Foundations of Human Rights and the SDGs
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
  • Social Protection
  • The Role of Private Actors

Cross cutting themes, including stereotyping of women, the role of resources and budgeting, intersectionality and class differences will be highlighted in each panel. It aims to be an informal but rigorous discussion of these crucial issues on the implementation of the SDGs.

A provisional programme can be found here.

If you are interested in attending the workshop. Please contact Charlie Bush, International Programme Assistant at the British Academy at:


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