Equalities and the Referendum debate

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 Ramadan – Director of Migrant…

The impact of perceptions of Russia upon Russian-speaking migrant communities in the UK

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 an ESRC funded PhD entitled…

Revolutions and civilians

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 generally not owed from one…

Call for Papers: Human rights in uncertain times: global essons for and from Scotland

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 role of human rights in evolving political,…

EVENT: LGBT equality and the geopolitics of human rights: insights from Russia

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 building, 1 University Avenue, Seminar…