human rights & business (and a few other things)

Intensive course at Middlesex University – “Confidence Crisis in Human Rights: Implications for the UK”

The Intensive course “Confidence Crisis in Human Rights: Implications for the UK” will be held from 9 to 13 September 2013 at Middlesex University School of Law, London.

The five-day course is divided into three parts.

On the first day, students will be introduced to the events and ideologies that have resulted in a situation where countries that once led the creation of human rights norms and monitoring mechanisms at international level, are now distancing themselves from these.

Days two, three and four, forming the second part, will focus on incendiary and divisive human rights topics that dominate intergovernmental agendas, in particular:

  • (i) the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of religion;
  • (ii) the consequences for human rights of austerity measures and migration policies;
  • (iii) a critical examination of the role of the United Nations Security Council and international law in conflict zones.

The third part, on day five, will focus on emerging themes and challenges represented by the applicability of the human rights framework, with the activities undertaken by corporations, and the relationship between development projects, the environment and human rights driving the discussion. I will teach a session on that last day.

Tuition fee: £400 (£200 for Middlesex alumni). Accommodation, travel costs and other expenses are not included.

The course is for everyone with an interest in human rights issues such as journalists, policy makers, and students.

For the application form and for further information, please visit the webpage. You can also check the course brochure.

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