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…

EVENT: The family, sexuality and human rights in global perspective, 23rd January

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 Rights Network and the Gender…

Migrants’ voice: new migrants experience of social security in Scotland

New research project by our colleagues from the Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet), ‘Experiences of Social Security and Prospects for Long Term Settlement amongst Migrants from Central Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union’.  A new ESRC-funded research project started in November 2013 and will run for four years. It arose out of previous research…

Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity in the Commonwealth

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 by School of Advanced Study,…