Students Staff

3 April 2014

New online forum for human rights

Filed under: Latest news, Research impact — Tags: , , , — Communications Office @ 2:16 pm
Lorna McGregor, Director of the Human Rights Centre

Lorna McGregor, Director of the Human Rights Centre

Our Human Rights Centre has this week launched a new blog that will help break down disciplinary barriers and provide a forum for our experts to learn more from each other.

In its opening post, Director of the Centre Lorna McGregor and Managing Editor of the blog Daragh Murray highlight how the blog will help “the development of new and innovative solutions to human rights challenges.”

Describing how human rights inherently cut across many different disciplines they add: “translating this desire for inter-disciplinary activity into practice is often difficult to achieve. We all have our own unique histories and experiences: we speak different disciplinary languages. This blog is intended to help break down these disciplinary barriers, and to provide a forum where we can learn about each other’s research, work, and activities.”

The first post, by Professor Michael Freeman of the Department of Government, discusses this inter-disciplinary approach to human rights. Future posts will explore artistic representations of the death penalty (Robert Priseman) and the transition from dictatorship to democracy (Natasha Ezrow).

Keep up-to-date with the discussion through the Human Rights Centre blog.

The University of Essex will moderate comments and there will be a delay before any posts appear.