Human Rights, Development and Global Justice
Our series aims to create an open, interdisciplinary academic platform for the discussion of issues related to human rights, development and global justice.
We hope to generate exchanges furthering academic insight and creativity, to strengthen the School’s connections with scholars around the world, and to enrich undergraduate and postgraduate teaching curricula among the School’s wide offering of modules related to the jurisprudence of human rights, transnational human rights, and global justice more widely.
The events series is currently convened by Dr Eva Pils. It is supported by funding provided by The Dickson Poon School of Law.
The High Road or a Race to the Bottom? Transnational Labour Law and Development on the Belt and Road
Thursday 25 January 2018
Speaker: Mimi Zou
Details and registration information here Brazil's Drug PolicyTuesday 30 January 2018Speaker: Cristiano Avila MaronnaDetails and registration information here
China and Global Governance: Towards a Low-Cost Global Legal Order?
Wednesday 14 February 2018
Speaker: Matthieu BurnayDetails and registration information here From Seligman to Paradise Lost: Reflections on Tax and Transnational Governance in Light of the Paradise PapersThursday 1 MarchSpeaker: Ann MumfordDetails and registration information here The turn to localism in Hong Kong’s democratic movementThursday 8 March 2018Speaker: Luke CooperDetails and registration information here Details and booking information coming soon
Thursday 15 March China’s Moral Crisis and the Rise of ChristianityWednesday 21 March 2018Speaker: Roger GarsideDetails and registration information here
- Dr Perry Keller, The Radical Transparency of Cities, 7 December
- Dr Ernest Caldwell, Transitional Justice Legislation in Taiwan: A Tale of Two Governments, 9 November
- Fu Hualing, China's National Security Concern and Hong Kong, 27 September
- Hermann Aubié 'Liu Xiaobo's Struggle and the Future of Human Rights in China' Thursday 14 September
- Professor He Jiahong 'Corruption and Anti-Corruption', 8 September 2017
- Qi Jianjian, ‘China's Anti-Domestic Violence Law,’ 11 May 2017
- Jeff King, ‘The social dimension of the rule of law,’ 3 May 2017
- Corinna-Barbara Francis, ‘Alive and Kicking: The Work Unit in Post-Mao Political Campaigns - The Case of the anti-Falun Gong Campaign,’ 28 April 2017
- Jedidiah Kroncke, ‘China and the death of American Comparative Law,’ 9 March 2017
- Corinne Dettmeijer, ‘Combatting Human Trafficking: Prevention, Protection and Prosecution,’ 6 March 2017
- Gearóid Ó Cuinn, ‘Innovating Justice: Promoting human rights protection transnationally,’ 14 February 2017
- Elena Consiglio, ‘The Doctrines of Human Rights in China,’ 10 February 2017
- Gaia Pergolo, ‘Seeking Justice for Torture Victims /Introduction to the NGO REDRESS, ‘ 23 January 2017
- Ewan Smith, ‘Party norms and constitutional conventions in the UK and China, ‘ 16 January 2017
2015 - 2014
- ‘Negotiating authoritarianism and its limits: the rise of worker-led collective bargaining in China,’ by Chloé Froissart, 20 May 2016
- ‘Repression in China: challenges for activists, advocates, journalists and scholars,’ interdisciplinary, collaboratively organised with Lau China Institute, 19 May 2016
- ‘Brexit and the CJEU: Judicial protection for the UK in the Court of Justice of the European Union,’ with Maria Kendrick (PhD candidate), 29 March 2016, King’s College London
- ‘The Individual in International Law: Perspectives from International Human Rights Litigation,’ with Rishi Gulati, Dickson Poon Scholar & PhD student, 17 March 2016
- ‘The Criminalisation of Homosexuality: Human Rights Law on Trial,’ with Peter Laverack, 16 March 2016 at King’s College London
- ‘ New Threats to Global Civil Society -- Some Views from the Ground,’ 10 February 2016, co-organised with Emily Barrit
- ‘Equality and the City: Discrimination, Cultural Identity and Street Art in Rio de Janeiro. Followed by Capoeira,’ 27 January 2016, organised by Octavio Ferraz in collaboration with the Brazil Institute
- ‘The Marikana Massacre -- Justice and Accountability,’ by Lawson Naidoo, Executive Secretary of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC), 3 November 2015
- ‘Transnational legal actions: a networked approach to accountability for human rights violations,’ by Gearóid O Cuinn, Lancaster University, 2 November 2015
- ‘Introducing the KCL Pro Bono Society,’ 21 October 2015, King’s College London
- ‘China's international relations at a time of rising rule of law challenges,’ 1 October 2015, co-organised with the Lau China Institute
- ‘The past, present and future of foreign investment in China,’ with Knut Benjamin Pissler (Hamburg Max Planck Institute), 12 August 2015
- ‘Contested Spaces during transition: regime change in Myanmar and its implications for women,’ with Amy Barrow (CUHK), 15 July 2015
- ‘Russian influences on Chinese Law’ with William Partlett (Melbourne University), 25 June 2015., co-organised with Jane Henderson
- ‘Dignity Takings in South Africa’ with Bernadette Atuahene, 13 May 2015. Co-organised with Aruna Nair
- ‘Land disputes in Burma/Myanmar’ by Elizabeth Rhoads, 5 May 2015, co-organised with Aruna Nair
- ‘The Human Rights Act: the Bill of Rights for the 21st Century?,’ with Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Martin Howe QC, Dr Colm O'Cinneide, Reader in Law at University College London, John Wadham, senior visiting research fellow in the Law School and former chief executive of Interights and Liberty; chaired by Professor Aileen McColgan, Professor of Law at King's College London, held at the Inner Temple, 24 March 2015 4:30-6 pm
- ‘Academic Freedom and the Crackdown on Higher Education in China,’ with Teng Biao, Visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School, 18 March 2015, co-organised with Perry Keller
- ‘Challenging employment discrimination in China: Advocacy in and beyond the courtroom’ with Yu Fangqiang and Liu Wei, two human rights lawyers from China, and Tim Pringle (SOAS), 13 February 2015'
- A Comparative and Empirical Study of the Ethical Values of Law Students in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan: Their Similarities and Differences,’ by Richard S. Wu, Hong Kong University,15 January 2015
- ‘China's rights advocates: challenges and prospects,’ with five lawyers visiting London at the invitation of The Rights Practice, 27 November 2014'