Human Rights


New research on the Scottish census data shows that 1 in 6 of Scotland’s households of two or more people are multi-ethnic. Ethnic diversity is increasing throughout Scottish society, as immigrants have settled in new areas, and the mix of ethnic groups has grown. A comparison of recent censuses in […]

How has ethnic diversity changed in Scotland?






On Thursday 3rd of April, we hosted a public debate about equalities and the referendum debate. We were delighted to welcome as speakers; Dr Lesley Orr – Woman of Influence of the Year 2012, , academic, feminist historian Roza Salih – VP Advocacy & Diversity, Student Representative Council , Strathclyde University Nazed […]

Equalities and the Referendum debate


Ruth McKenna is a postgraduate researcher at the University of Glasgow, working towards an ESRC funded PhD entitled ‘Imagining Russia in British political, media and popular discourses post-1999: the impact upon Russian-speaking migrant integration in the UK’ What is the purpose of this project? In September 2013 I began working towards […]

The impact of perceptions of Russia upon Russian-speaking migrant communities ...



By Clare Frances Moran, PhD candidate, University of Glasgow  The recent revolutions in the Middle East and the subsequent conflicts in Libya, Tunisia and Syria raise interesting questions about the enforceability of human rights norms during times of transition between one type of regime and another. Human rights obligations are […]

Revolutions and civilians


By  Dr John Walls, Prof. Joseph Murphy and Prof. Bill Sloan One of the Global Challenges of our time is to ensure the world has a steady supply of safe drinking water.  A new five year flagship  project ‘Synthetic Biology Applications to Water Supply and Remediation’ funded by the Engineering […]

Promoting Responsible Innovation in Synthetic Biology to Improve Global Water ...


Ahead of the series of events about LGBT lives in Russia and Lithuania, Marc David Jacobs of Edinburgh Film Guild New Cinema, discusses the way in which Russian and Lithuanian film-makers have explored the experiences and challenges LGBT communities in Russia and Lithuania.    This month, in Edinburgh and Glasgow, there is […]

Film and the struggle for LGBT rights



The Glasgow Human Rights Network presents: Human Rights in Uncertain Times: Global Lessons for and from Scotland 29th and 30th May 2014 University of Glasgow Call for Papers The Glasgow Human Rights Network (GHRN) are hosting a 2-day conference in May 2014  and invite contributions from researchers and practitioners working on the status and […]

Call for Papers: Human rights in uncertain times: global essons ...


This programme of screenings and talks presents a close glimpse into the state of LGBT cinema and culture in Russia and Lithuania today – cinemas and cultures which aren’t supposed to exist.  Our aim is to present them through the exact opposite of the ‘propaganda’ which everyone talks so much […]

Event series: LGBT lives in Russia and Lithuania, 11-23 February ...


The Gender and Sexualities Forum, in association with Central and East European Studies and the Glasgow Human Rights Network, is pleased to announce the following event: LGBT equality and the geopolitics of human rights: insights from Russia Date: Tuesday 11 February 2014, 5:00-6.30 pm Venue: University of Glasgow, Sir Charles Wilson […]

EVENT: LGBT equality and the geopolitics of human rights: insights ...



The Family, Sexuality and Human Rights in Global Perspective: Joint Book Launch,  Joint event of Glasgow Human Rights Network and the Gender and Sexualities Forum. Date: 23rd January Time: 5-8pm Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Building Basement Seminar Room, 1 University Avenue, University of Glasgow In a joint event hosted by the University of Glasgow Human […]

EVENT: The family, sexuality and human rights in global perspective, ...



http://youtu.be/o32WHlzf0AI Dr Matthew Waites, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Glasgow, talks about his new book, ‘Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change’ Corinne Lennox and Matthew Waites, eds. (2013). The book is has been published on a not-for-profit basis […]

Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity in the Commonwealth




By Linda Ekblom Jacobsson – “We are concerned, but we are not afraid, and that’s why we are here today”, Nazek Ramadan, founder of Migrant Voice said and kicked off the Migrant Voice third annual conference ‘The immigration debate: the facts, the rhetoric and the voices; initiating an inclusive debate and […]

I’m a migrant, get over it


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Should we ban discrimination based on how a person looks? Judging others on their appearance may be human nature, but if stereotypes about “blonde bimbos” and “fat slobs” influence decisions in job interviews, estate agencies or DWP offices, the law should step in to play a protective role. Appearance-based discrimination, […]

Lookism: the case for prohibiting appearance-based discrimination?