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Professor David Feldman gives a guest lecture in the Human Rights and Democracy Forum

Professor David Feldman QC (Hon.), Rouse Ball Professor of English Law at the University of Cambridge, closed the first two terms of the Forum’s activities with a lecture entitled 'Democracy and Human Rights in a Changing Constitution'.

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Dr Stephen Skinner presents a paper at the British Academy on Core Values in Times of Crisis

Dr Skinner was invited to participate in a British Academy conference on 8-9th March convened by Dr Yvonne McDermott Rees (Swansea) and Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos (Brunel). 

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Kingsley Abbott gives speech on human rights and the rule of law in south-east Asia

Kingsley Abbott, Senior International Legal Adviser with the International Commission of Jurists and an Associate Member of the Human Rights and Democracy Forum, gave a keynote speech on human rights and the rule of law in Asia at the Asia News Network annual symposium in Bangkok on 16th March. 

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Catherine Dupré awarded ESRC Impact Cultivation Award

The award was for her project on ‘Human Dignity in UK Legal Practice: Realities, Challenges and Potentials’

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Icelandic constitutional reform 2010-2017: visit of expert from Iceland

The Human Rights and Democracy Forum hosted prominent Icelandic constitutional law expert, Ágúst Thór Árnason, University of Akureyri, for a three day visit in November.

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Democratic Governance and International Law

Catherine Dupré was invited to present a research paper at a workshop on ‘Democratic Governance and International Law: 25 Years later’ convened by the Manchester International Law Centre (3-4 Nov 2017).

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Human Rights Workshop with University of the Third Age

On 29 November the Human Rights and Democracy Forum ran a workshop for the Exeter branch of the University of the Third Age (U3A) on current research questions in the area of human rights law

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Christine Bicknell presents conference paper on prison oversight in Europe

At the recent Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (September 2017), Christine Bicknell delivered a presentation in which she mapped the complexity of prison oversight in Europe. 

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Dr Duggan-Larkin presents a paper on the international action of states

On 27 January 2017 Dr Jess Duggan-Larkin presented a paper on human rights and the international action of states at a University of Sussex conference on Challenging Human Rights Disenchantment.

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Stephen Skinner co-convenes International Experts Meeting on Police uses of Lethal Force

A two-day discussion about ways of recording, evaluating and comparing information about deaths following police uses of force around the world.

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Prof Catherine Dupré co-convened 'Human Dignity and Constitutional Crisis in Europe' conference in Florence.

In the face of multiple and unprecedented challenges to European democracy, an international team of scholars convened at the European University Institute to explore ways out of these crises.

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Launch of global Dignity Rights Project

Professor Catherine Dupré, author of The Age of Dignity, took part in a virtual launch workshop of the Dignity Rights Project at Widener University Delaware Law School on 12 May 2017. Read Professor Dupré’s closing remarks.

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Dr Stephen Skinner co-convenes a conference panel to explore how law structured and supported totalitarian regimes in the first half of the twentieth century

On 29th June Dr Stephen Skinner, together with Dr Cosmin Cercel of the University of Nottingham, jointly convened a panel on ‘Law, Totalitarianism and the Modern World’ at the European Society for Comparative Legal History conference in Gdansk.

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