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Realizing International Human Rights: Scotland on the Global Stage - Part 1

Glasgow Human Rights Network (GHRN)

Friday, 11 December 2015 from 12:00 to 13:30 (GMT)

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Glasgow Human Rights Network seminar:

Realizing International Human Rights: Scoaltnd on the Global Stage - Part 1

Sir Hugh Fraser Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical School Building, University of Glasgow

Friday 11th December, 12.00 - 1.30pm

Drawing from papers written for a special issue of the International journal of Human Rights, this seminar considers how Scotland is realizing human rights. The special issue asks the question whether a sound evidence-gathering process can shed light on some of the challenges in translating international standards into national realities.

The three main themes addressed are

• the framing of emerging individual issues and long-standing societal challenges in human rights language;

• methods of measuring effectiveness of national legislation and policy against international standards;

• and the impact of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) on the human rights landscape, on the realization of rights and the fluency with which rights are discussed.

This first seminar in the series features the following speakers:

• Power, Privilege and Justice - Intersectionality and Human Rights Colin Clark, Vicki Burns and Dee Matthew

• Identifying routes to remedy for violations of economic, social and cultural rights Katie Boyle and Edel Hughes

Do you have questions about Realizing International Human Rights: Scotland on the Global Stage - Part 1? Contact Glasgow Human Rights Network (GHRN)



Glasgow Human Rights Network (GHRN)

The Glasgow Human Rights Network aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, members of civil society organisations and policymakers who address human rights issues.

The University of Glasgow has a wide range of expertise on a variety of human rights issues, and conducts both research and teaching in this area, as do other universities in Scotland. The City of Glasgow, and Scotland more widely, also has many nongovernmental organisations involved in human rights issues. And Scotland constitutes a unique setting within the UK for addressing human rights issues within the context of devolution.

The aims of the network are to:

  • To be an internationally recognised network for human rights
  • To facilitate interdisciplinary research collaboration
  • To support interdisciplinary teaching in human rights, particularly at the postgraduate level
  • To support knowledge exchange between practitioners and researchers
  • To provide a public forum for lectures, debates, and other activities
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