29 January 2019

Seminar: Three Liberty Trees

This paper investigates the idea of human rights at a formative moment in its history.

Gargoyle on Bartolome House

Friday 8th March 2019
4-6pm
The Moot Court, Bartolomé House

The Sheffield Centre for International and European Law will host a seminar by Professor Susan Marks the London School of Economics, UK.

Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no need to register.

Seminar description

This paper investigates the idea of human rights at a formative moment in its history. That moment is the ‘Revolution Controversy’ of 1790s England, during which the trope of the tree of liberty intersected with the concept of the rights of man in a range of revealingly divergent ways.

Professor Susan Marks

Susan Marks joined the LSE in 2010 as Professor of International Law. She previously taught at King’s College London and, prior to that, at the University of Cambridge, where she was a fellow of Emmanuel College. Her work attempts to bring insights from the radical tradition to the study of international law and human rights.

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