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Philippa Collins discusses her research on employer surveillance of people working from home

The research was published on the Each Other UK human rights charity website.

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Stephen Skinner presents his research on the philosophy of legal history and the rule of law in Europe

The paper was entitled 'Fault Lines in the Rule of Law and the Shadows of History: Europe’s Present and the Presence of its Past'.

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Swati Gola publishes paper on the right to health in GATS

Swati Gola publishes an article in the Pace International Law Review entitled 'Right to Health in GATS: Can the Public Health Exception Pave the Way for Complementarity?'

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Dr Ben Hudson provides expertise to UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Internal Displacement

The aim of the High-Level Panel is to identify innovative and concrete solutions to the plight of internally displaced persons.

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Mollie Gascoigne issues press release about her research on reforms to the Gender Recognition Act

Research suggests that introducing a third legal gender option is popular with the majority of trans and non-binary people

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Stephen Skinner participates in seminar marking McCann judgment anniversary

The online seminar was organised by the Human Rights Centre of Queen’s University Belfast to mark the 25th anniversary of the European Court of Human Rights judgment in the case of McCann and Others v. United Kingdom (1995).

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Philippa Collins publishes blog post on software surveillance and the home workplace

The blog post discusses the implications for privacy of home working and the ways in which software can be used by employers to undertake surveillance of their employees

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Blog post examines Hungary's treatment of trans rights

Mollie Gascoigne publishes a post on the European University Institute (EUI) blog about the recent attack on trans rights in Hungary.

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Christine Bicknell takes part in international Prison Oversight Conference

Christine Bicknell was an invited expert participant in an international Conference convened by the 'Prisons: the Rule of Law, Accountability and Rights' (PRILA) research group at Trinity College Dublin.

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Catherine Dupré co-convenes conference panels on human dignity.

Discussion panels will be held at the annual conference of the Socio-Legal Studies Association in April 2020 at the University of Portsmouth.

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Catherine Dupré joins board of directors of new human dignity organisation

Dignity Rights International uses legal and educational tools to advance the dignity rights of vulnerable people around the world.

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Stephen Skinner presents a research paper on law under totalitarianism

The paper was presented on 5 January 2020 at the 134th annual conference of the American Historical Association in New York

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Christine Bicknell publishes an article on the standard of proof in ECHR law

The article was published in International Human Rights Law Review

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Dimitrios Kagiaros publishes two book chapters

One on the redistributive dimension of ‘vulnerability’ and the other as a contribution to the Scottish Feminist judgments project.

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Catherine Dupré gives keynote address on human dignity and legal practice

The keynote address was at the annual conference of the Law Centres Network on 7 November 2019.

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Stephen Skinner’s latest book on criminal law under authoritarian regimes published by Hart

Stephen Skinner’s second edited collection on criminal law under Fascist, National Socialist and other authoritarian regimes was published by Hart on 5 September.

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Stephen Skinner’s book on the right to life and lethal force published by Hart

Stephen Skinner’s latest book, Lethal Force, the Right to Life and the ECHR: Narratives of Death and Democracy was published by Hart in August.

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Catherine Dupré guest-edits a special issue of the European Human Rights Law Review focusing on human dignity in the UK.

The special issue provides essential insights to understand and use human dignity-based arguments in order to protect some of the most vulnerable members of society.

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Professor Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos presents his research on criminal justice and human rights

The HRDF welcomed Professor Giannoulopoulos, Inaugural Chair in Law at Goldsmiths, University of London and Associate Academic Fellow, Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

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Dimitrios Kagiaros contributes chapter to an edited volume on European Consensus in the European Court of Human Rights

The chapter examines the use of European consensus as a tool to interpret the ECHR.

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Tom Lowenthal presents research paper on children’s rights

Paper entitled ‘Children’s Rights in Independent Schools: Private Law as the Locus for Public Duties.’

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Preventing Torture in Europe

The Council of Europe publishes a book co-authored by Christine Bicknell.

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Christine Bicknell appointed Academic Fellow to the Inner Temple

The scheme recognises the academic and teaching excellence of its Fellows and is intended to strengthen links between barristers and legal academia.

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Catherine Dupré gives key note address in Reykjavik

Entitled ‘We the People: the Constitutional Promise and Icelandic Drafters’, it reflected on the reform process between 2009 and 2017.

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Catherine Dupré awarded fellowship at Max Planck Institute for Public International and Comparative Law

She was part of the international team that commented on the LM ruling by the European Court of Justice on the Verfassungsblog.

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Stephen Skinner presents conference paper on law and the state in Fascist and democratic systems

The paper was presented in June 2018 at the 5th biennial conference of the European Society for Comparative Legal History, held in Paris.

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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 29 June  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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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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