Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research


UN Human Rights Council's Report on 'Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Hatred'

Dr Stephanie E. Berry was consulted by the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief in relation to his report to the UN Human Rights Council on ‘Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Hatred’. She also fed into consultations with the UN Office for the High Commissioner on Human Rights and the Equal Rights Trust on the draft guide ‘Protecting Minority Rights: A Practical Guide on Developing Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Legislation

Contribution to the UN Working Group's 2021 report on Business and Human Rights

On 10 December 2020, Dr Edward Guntrip participated in the European Regional Consultation on International Investment Agreements and Human Rights. This event was a European expert stakeholder consultation in support of the UN Working group on Business and Human Rights. The contributions from this event, in addition to other consultations, inform the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights’ 2021 report to the General Assembly on negotiating human rights-compatible IIAs.

Training at the European Asylum Support Office

Between November 2020-February 2021, Dr Carmelo Danisi, Dr Moira Dustin and Professor Nuno Ferreira were involved in the European Asylum Support Office’s training initiatives on SOGI asylum (Identification, reception and procedures), sharing findings from the SOGICA project.

Prevention of Mass Atrocity Crimes

Professor Christian Henderson contributed to a recently published guidance document focusing on the UN General Assembly and the prevention of mass atrocity crimes as one of the expert consultants.

2021 Global Roundtable on Protection and Solutions for LGBTIQ+ Persons in Forced Displacement

The SOGICA project team was invited to participate in the 2021 Global Roundtable on Protection and Solutions for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer (LGBTIQ+) Persons in Forced Displacement, organised by the UNHCR and the UN Independent Expert on Protection Against Violence and Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. The four members of the team contributed to a range of sessions with insights from the project’s findings and recommendations.

International Expert Working Group on Law and Effectiveness

The International Expert Working Group on Law and Effectiveness (IEWGLE) is an international forum that brings together scholars from around the world who are working on the impact and effectiveness of laws.

What is meant by ‘Law and Effectiveness?’ This field of study is sometimes described as ‘Impact Studies’. The members of the Working Group examine the conditions under which laws work or fail, exploring the dynamics, elements, and conditions that in combination limit law’s capacity to achieve instrumental goals.

Members gain opportunities for collaborative research, visiting research opportunities at partner institutions, presenting at our annual colloquium, and collaborating in funding applications.

For more information about the network, please visit our website.