Call for Papers: What to Learn from International Human Rights Systems?

The IAHRN is inviting submissions for papers to be presented at a two-day workshop entitled “Moving Beyond the Good, the Bad and the Ugly: What to Learn From International Human Rights Systems?“. The workshop will be held at Ghent University’s Human Rights Centre on 29th and 30th January 2016.

The aim of this initiative is to look at the IAHRS and other international human rights bodies from a critical perspective and to examine which of their practices have contributed towards ensuring genuine respect for human rights; what good practices, strategies and actions to address violations of human rights could be copied from other jurisdictions; and which practices do not deserve to be repeated or replicated.

Academics, judges, and practitioners from all regions of the world are invited to discuss opportunities for improving policies and outcomes through the implementation of international decisions and the use of rights, and to address the dilemmas in the context of violence, discrimination, exclusion, inequality and/or economic constraints. Further details regarding topics to be discussed during the conference are available in the attached Call for Papers.

If you are interested in participating, please send a half page abstract of the paper you would plan to present to and as soon as possible, but no later than Tuesday 3rd November 2015. Along with your proposal, please include your name and title, institutional affiliation, and biographical statement (max. 200 words).

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