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Law and Global Justice (LGJ)

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Law and Global Justice visit United Nations, Geneva

(19 Jun 2014) » More about Law and Global Justice visit United Nations, Geneva


LGJ PGR Seminar: Comparing Historical Trauma in Autobiography: Bolshevik Russia, the Holocaust and Martinican Slaves’

World Heritage Centre on the 21st May from 5-7pm

 

Law and Global Justice is pleased to welcome Sara Louise Cooper from the University of Oxford as invited speaker for the final LGJ PGR Seminar of the year to take place in the World Heritage Centre on the 21st May from 5-7pm. Sara Louise Cooper will be delivering a paper entitled: ‘Comparing Historical Trauma in Autobiography: Bolshevik Russia, the Holocaust and Martinican Slaves’

(23 Apr 2014) » More about LGJ PGR Seminar: Comparing Historical Trauma in Autobiography: Bolshevik Russia, the Holocaust and Martinican Slaves’


PGR Conference: Managing Rights and Freedoms: the UK, Europe and the World

1st May 2014, 09:00 to 2nd May 2014, 17:00, Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College, Durham

On May 1 and 2, 2014 the Human Rights Centre will co-host a PGR conference, which will take place in Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College, Durham.

(22 Apr 2014) » More about PGR Conference: Managing Rights and Freedoms: the UK, Europe and the World


Crimea: EU, Human Rights and Public International Law: North East Rapid Response Round Table

Durham Law School PGR Conference

1 May 2014 , 13:30—15:00, St Mary’s College, Durham University

Durham Law School PGR Conference, 1st-2nd May, 2014

The organisers of the upcoming PGR Conference of three research centres of Durham Law School, the Durham European Law Institute, Law and Global Jus-tice and the Human Rights Centre, are inviting external Postgraduate Researchers, especially those studying in the North East, to participate in a Round Table discussion concerning European, Human Rights and Public International Law perspectives on the crisis in the Crimea

(2 Apr 2014) » More about Crimea: EU, Human Rights and Public International Law: North East Rapid Response Round Table


Prosecutions, Politics and Transitions

Prosecutions, Politics and Transitions

06th May, 4pm to 6pm, Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre.

Supported by:

Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Law and Global Justice

Islam, Law and Modernity

Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School | Santander Bank

The dramatic uprisings that ousted the long-standing leaders of several countries in the Arab region have set in motion an unprecedented period of social, political and legal transformation. Prosecutions of former leaders and other high-ranking government officials have emerged as the single most pursued route of transitional justice - something which was almost non-existent prior to the uprisings in the Arab region.

(27 Mar 2014) » More about How criminal justice in the Arab Spring is shaping transitional justice


Conference: Law and Negotiation in Conflict: Theory, Policy and Practice

Law and Negotiation in Conflict: Theory, Policy and Practice

Thursday March 20th & Friday March 21st 2014

Venue: Hatfield College, Durham University

Supported by the Modern Law Review and Durham Global Security Institute

Increasingly at the forefront of global agendas, the relationship between law and politics plays a key role in providing guidance and legitimacy for peace agreements while also emphasising the complex political task of negotiation. Tension between peace and justice underlies efforts at peace making seen daily in Syria, Egypt, Sri Lanka, or Afghanistan. International actors acknowledge law's normative constraints on the practice of peace-making and mediation including on questions of consent, inclusivity and local ownership. However to date, academic scrutiny of the relationship remains scant as focus centres on facets such as human rights in peace agreements or setting transitional justice priorities. 

(23 Jan 2014) » More about Law and Negotiation in Conflict: Theory, Policy and Practice


Modern Law Review Funding Success

Convenors Catherine Turner and Aoife O'Donoghue have successfully secured Modern Law Review Funding for the upcoming conference, Law and Negotiation in Conflict: Theory, Policy and PracticeThis award will ensure the success of the conference and further collaborations on the topic into the future.

(23 Jan 2014)


Former LGJ Deputy Convenor and PhD Candidate awarded prestigious UN Fellowship in Jerusalem

Law and Global Justice congratulates PhD Candidate and former deputy convenor Alice Panepinto who was awarded a prestigious UN Fellowship in Jerusalem starting in January 2014. Alice's doctoral study explores transitional justice for Islamic settings; in her new post in Jerusalem she will provide technical cooperation on human rights issues as part of the Palestinian national development strategy. 

(26 Nov 2013)


New Blog Post from Deputy Co-Convenor, Konstantina Tzouvala and Rumy Grozdonova

Blog Post on Theresa May's proposals to intention to repeal domestic legislation in order to be able to deprive terrorism suspects of their UK citizenship on humanrights.ie 

(26 Nov 2013)


New Blog Post from Ruth Houghton

Ruth Houghton has just published a blog post on humanrights.ie on the Elections to the United Nations Human Rights Council and the ‘democratic deficit’

(26 Nov 2013)


Law and Global Justice Seminar Series 2013/14

Location: University College MCR

Tues 2nd Sept, Martin Waehlisch 'The Imperfect Peace: State Transitions, Power-sharing and International law'

Weds 30th Oct, 4:00-5:30 Mr Henry Jones (Debate on current issue to be finalised next week)

Thurs 5th Dec at 4:00- 5:30 Dr. Sarah Williams 'Sexual Violence and the ECCt'

Weds 22nd January 3.30-5:00 Prof. Jo Fox 'Propoganda, Film and Prosecuting Nazi Filmmakers'

Weds 26th February 4:00 - 5:30 Dr. Neelam Srivastava 'The Battle of Algiers and Burn, Colonialism and Film

(13 Nov 2013)


LCD Workshop (2013) What Role for International Law in the Policy of Post-Conflict Reconstruction?

2013's workshop will take place on 7th June 2013, 12:30 to 17:30 in the Pennington Room, Grey College and will focus on post-conflict reconstruction and the impact of changing policy and what is considered best practice. This debate has produced a host of best practice postulates on topics such as local involvement in decision making, accountability for past atrocities, sensitivity to context, and the construction of democratic institutions of governance. Full details may be found here.

(6 Mar 2013)


Prof Mary Footer Comes to Durham

26th April 2013, 16:00, Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Prof. Mary Footer

Prof. Mary Footer will present a paper entitled "Changing Ideologies in Trade, Technology and Development: The Challenge of China for International and European Trade Law" on Friday 26th April in the Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, at 4:00 pm.

This event is co-organised by DELI and LCD. For more details see here.

(6 Mar 2013)


Postgraduate Research Opportunities

A number of generous funding opportunities have opened for applications to undertake doctoral research in Durham University, including at LCD.

As a research intensive and world leading institution, Durham University is committed to the recruitment of the very best doctoral students engaged in innovative and highly original research towards award of the degree of PhD. Two schemes to fund incoming doctoral students have now opened in Durham University through which new researchers in the field of human rights might also be supported. These are the Durham Doctoral Studentships funded by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health and ESRC Studentships funded through the North East Doctoral Training Centre for which people undertaking interdisciplinary research (primarily with social science and politics/government/international affairs) may be eligible.

(5 Dec 2012) » More about Postgraduate Research Opportunities


LCD Seminar Series

Thursday 25 October 2012, 4.30-6.00: Introductory Session and Nobel Peace Prize

Thursday 15 November 2012, 6.00 -7.30: Colin Murray, Newcastle University

Thursday 6 December 2012, 4.30 - 6.00: Special LCD-GLAD collaboration on the feminist critique of international law

Thursday 24 January 2013, 4.30-6.00: Lars Waldorf, York University

Thursday 14 February 2013, 4.30-6.00: Alan Greene, University College Dublin

Thursday 7 March 2013, 4.30-6.00: Catherine O'Rourke, Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster

Thursday 9 May 2013, 5.30-7.00: Phil Clark, School of Oriental and African Studies

Thursday 6 June 2013, 5.30-7.00: Philippa Webb, King's College London

(21 Nov 2012)


Law and Conflict at Durham Hosts Interdisciplinary Dialogue

(26 May 2011) » More about Law and Conflict at Durham Hosts Interdisciplinary Dialogue


Discussion Group Meetings


(9 May 2011) » More about Discussion Group Meetings


Durham Academic Trains Ukrainian Supreme Court.

(4 Apr 2011) » More about Durham Academic Trains Ukrainian Supreme Court.


Dr Matthew Saul publishes new article on local ownership of post-conflict reconstruction in international law

(24 Jan 2011) » More about Dr Matthew Saul publishes new article on local ownership of post-conflict reconstruction in international law


Professor Schmitt speaks at US Naval War College Conference

(25 Jul 2010) » More about Professor Schmitt speaks at US Naval War College Conference


Law and Conflict at Durham goes to Azerbaijan

(16 Jul 2010) » More about Law and Conflict at Durham goes to Azerbaijan


Dr James Sweeney invited to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

(23 Apr 2010) » More about Dr James Sweeney invited to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


James Sweeney discusses immigration on BBC Radio Tees

(21 Apr 2010) » More about James Sweeney discusses immigration on BBC Radio Tees


LCD begins project

New research group Law and Conflict at Durham (LCD) begins project in Estonia

(9 Feb 2010) » More about LCD begins project