Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research

Forthcoming events

Rights Research Series

The Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research Seminar Series includes a range of events, including external speakers, work in progress seminars, brainstorming sessions, and doctoral debates.

Spring 2019 Rights Research Series

28 Febuary 2019, Prof Ratna Kapur: Gender, Alterity and Human Rights: Freedom in a Fishbowl

28th February at 5pm in Fulton A lecture theatre

Professor Ratna Kapur , Queen Mary University of London and Senior Core Faculty, International Global Law and Policy Institute, Harvard Law School. Her talk will present a fascinating critique of mainstream human rights and freedom and interrogate the potential of non-liberal registers of freedom in the futurity of human rights. The talk will be based on work for her recently published book, Gender, Alterity and Human Rights: Freedom in a Fishbowl, Edward Elgar, 2018.

The event is supported by the Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research, the Sussex Rights and Justice Research Centre, and the Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Sussex

The event was attended by over 100 people.

8 March 2019, Sussex Salon - Gender Pay Gap Myths and Realities

SCHRR co-director Charlotte Skeet chaired this event at The Dome, in Brighton, exploring women’s rights and UK policy on Equal Pay and Pay Gap reporting:

3 April 2019, SCHRR Work in Progress seminar

Wednesday 3rd April 1-2:30pm, Freeman F22 SCHRR work in progress seminar, with presentations from 3 current PhD students.

Ebru Demir, Women, Peace and Security Resolutions under International Law: Looking at the Resolutions with Gender Transformative Justice Approach

Abstract: Ebru looks at the UN Security Council’s Women, Peace and Security agenda, in specific Resolutions 1325 (2000), 1820 (2008) and 2242 (2015). By bringing the fault lines in the resolutions forward, Ebru discusses the extent to which the agenda provides gender transformative justice.

Moheb Mudesser, International Legal Frameworks and  Accommodation of Minorities in Divided Societies

Stanley Mwangi Wanjiru, ICL and  Representations of the black body: A post colonial perspective

10 April 2019, Elham Saudi: Fortress Europe - Threatening the Human Rights of Migrants

10 April 2-3pm in Freeman F22, Elham Saudi from Lawyers for Justice in Libya, on 'Fortress Europe: Threatening the Human Rights of Migrants'. Organised by SCHRR Doctoral Working Group.

Elham will discuss the role of EU Member States in the so called "migration crisis" and how EU policies threaten the human rights of those in Libya.

Elham Saudi is the co-founder and Director of Lawyers for Justice in Libya. She is a solicitor with expertise in human rights and international humanitarian law. She has advised a number of Libyan, European and international bodies in relation to the Libyan conflict. Prior to founding LFJL, Elham practised commercial law at Slaughter and May from 2003 to 2010 for clients including Arsenal Football Club, Cadbury plc, the Reuters Foundation, and the World Bank. Elham holds a degree in Arabic and Modern Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Oxford and an LLM in International Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. She is an Associate Fellow in the International Law Programme at Chatham House and Visiting Professor at the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice.

14 May 2019, Getting your PhD published as a monograph

14th May 2-3pm Freeman F40 Katerina Galai 'Getting your PhD published as a monograph' (PhD event)

14 May 2019, Book Launch: Regulating Private Military Companies: Conflicts of Law, History and Governance

14th May 3:30-5pm Freeman F40 Katerina Galai

Book Launch. 'Regulating Private Military Companies: Conflicts of Law, History and Governance'