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The Time(s) and Temporality of International Human Rights Law Workshop

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Queen's University Belfast - School of Law

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Belfast, Northern Ireland BT7 1NN

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This one-day workshop will bring together a diverse range of scholars to reflect on critical approaches to international human rights law and temporality.

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the seminal document which founded the international human rights law regime. Today’s context for rights, however, is markedly different. Today international human rights face increasing critique as a form of legal protection and language of emancipation. At this historic juncture, this workshop offers opportunity to take stock of this area of law and ask how critical engagement with ideas of temporality may lead to creative and innovative interventions in the present period.

To this end, the workshop poses a number of questions: How can we think about the past, present and future of international human rights law? How can we understand and make visible the diverse temporalities that exist within this area of law? How do such temporalities differ from and relate to other temporalities, such as those of state and the global economy? Do the latter marginalise human rights internationally? Can alternative ways of understanding the connection between past, present and future offer possibilities for international human rights law to be thought anew?

Participants are invited to respond to these questions, and indeed to raise others. Alongside panel sessions a keynote session will be delivered by Professor Samuel Moyn (Yale University).


PHD TRAVEL BURSARY

We are delighted to be able to offer a travel bursary to a PhD student working in a relevant field who would like to attend the workshop. Up to £400 is available to contribute towards travel and accommodation.

To apply for the travel bursary, applicants should provide a one-page statement containing the following information:

  • An overview of their area of research and why attendance at the workshop would be beneficial.

  • A breakdown of anticipated travel costs.

  • Details of any other funding (scholarships or travel funds) available to them.

This should be emailed to Dr Kathryn McNeilly (k.mcneilly@qub.ac.uk) by 30th April at 5pm. Applications will be judged on the information provided. More than one award may be made from the bursary fund.


Further event information can be found at http://law.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofLaw/times&temporality.

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