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Third-year PhD student Inga Thiemann has been awarded a Modern Law Review Scholarship for her research exploring ‘A victim-based approach to Human Trafficking - hindered by patriarchal stereotypes'. She is one of two UCL Laws PhD students in receipt of the prestigious scholarship which is awarded annually to doctoral research students whose research is expected to make a substantial contribution to their field.
Published: Jul 11, 2014 12:19:59 PM
This year the UCL Graduate Law Society launched
a project to give students an opportunity to make submissions to
parliamentary inquiries under guidance from Faculty Advisor Colm
O'Cinneide. In particular, the project seeks to contribute a unique
perspective to UK law reform debates from a
comparative point of view, exploiting the diversity of nationalities in
the LLM cohort.
Published: Jul 9, 2014 12:35:27 PM
On Saturday 31 May 2014 the UCL Institute for Human
Rights had the honour of hosting Professor Martha Nussbaum for a
workshop on her laterst book, Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for
Justice (Harvard University
Press, 2013). The
workshop began with a brief description by Professor Nussbaum of
the aims of Political Emotions and was followed by four half-hour
presentations on some of the book's key themes. You can watch the day's events in full below.
Published: Jun 10, 2014 1:39:03 PM
Debate & Analysis
Read experts views and commentary on current human rights issues and policy news.
Prisoners' Right to Vote
- Read Dr George Letsas' opinion piece on prisoners' right to vote in defense of the European Court of Human Rights.
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Lord Sumption’s Attack on Strasbourg: More Than Political Rhetoric?
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:03:11 +0000
George Letsas Co-Director, UCL Institute for Human Rights In a lecture delivered on the 20th of November, Lord Sumption, the United Kingdom Supreme Court judge, mounted a direct attack on the legitimacy of the European Court of Human Rights. The Strasbourg Court, he claimed, makes new law by continuously expanding the scope of the rights [...]Read more...
Against Modern Slavery by Dr Virginia Mantouvalou
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:11:05 +0000
On Tuesday 25 September, US President Barack Obama gave a powerful talk on human trafficking, describing abuses of workers’ rights as modern slavery. Obama undertook the commitment to make this a matter of priority for his administration. ‘We see you’, he said. ‘We hear you. We insist on your dignity’. Setting workers’ rights at the [...]Read more...
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