Human Rights Forum
Welcome to the Human Rights Forum! The Forum is the hub for all Human Rights related research at the School of Law. We host workshops, seminars and other activities that bring together human rights researchers from the School of Law, other departments and different universities. We are also keen to establish links between human rights researchers throughout the university and beyond. If you would like to discuss potential activities or collaborative projects feel free to contact the Forum’s Director: Dr Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg (D.A.Gonzalez-Salzberg@sheffield.ac.uk).
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Human Rights Workshop 2017
Human Rights research beyond the traditional paradigm
21 September 2017
This was a one day conference to explore human rights, legal theory and methods. It brought together researchers from different research backgrounds who have a shared interest in human rights.
|Human Rights Day 2016||
Human Rights Day - 12 December 2016
We welcomed workshop participants for a 1 day conference to listen and participate in the following programme of presentations.
|Human Rights Day 2015||
60 years of struggle for LGBT human rights under the European Convention on Human Rights, 1955-2015.
Thursday 17th December 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the first decision on a human rights case relating to sexual orientation discrimination. This one-day workshop on LGBT rights under the European Convention on Human Rights reflects on and debates the past, present and future of LGBT Human Rights.
A public debate will be held in the afternoon focused on three current topics concerning LGBT rights and the European Convention on Human Rights:
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History of the Forum
The Human Rights Forum was launched on 12 December 2012 and every year the forum celebrates Human Rights day with an event.
Human Day 2014 - 10 December 2014
The theme for this event was to make Human Rights part of every day life for everyone
Human Rights Day 2013 - 11 December 2013
This event celebrated the 20th anniversary of the mandate of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and this forms the broad theme for the School of Law’s 2nd Human Rights Forum. The past two decades have seen much progress in the human rights sphere… but many challenges remain. To what extent has the UNHCHR fulfilled its mandate? What are its prospects for the next twenty years?
There was varied and interdisciplinary programme with presenters and participants from across the University community. Download the programme (PDF)
Performance by Rafiki Jazz
Rafiki Jazz the world music collective performed a Rafikian babble of international voices & instrumental mixing and texts from the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights... Listen to some of the music they have been working on here... Sound Cloud
International Law Association Seminar and Human Rights Forum Launch - 12 December 2012
In order to mark that day and to launch the Human Rights Forum, over 50 people from accross the University of Sheffield attended the event in the School of Law's Moot Court in Bartolomé House on Wednesday 12th December.
The launch begin with a ILA British Branch Seminar by Dr Marko Milanovic, University of Nottingham.