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The Ecocide Project 

Launched in June 2012, The Ecocide Project of the Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, is a unique academic forum that provides a national focal point for leading, facilitating and promoting research into the problem of ecocide through a programme of conferences, workshops, seminars, short courses and other activities.

Groundbreaking research into the law of Ecocide will be announced on 19 July 2012 where a panel will debate Human Rights Consortium’s first research paper for The Ecocide Project entitled Ecocide is the missing 5th Crime Against Peace. Register for this event

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Dr Damien Short

Dr Damien Short is the Director of the Human Rights Consortium and Senior Lecturer in Human Rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. Damien’s interests include sociological and anthropological approaches to human rights, indigenous rights, the ecological crisis and human rights, reconciliation initiatives and genocide studies, with specific reference to North America and Australasia. Damien has published many articles on indigenous peoples, reconciliation and on the social construction of land rights and is an academic consultant for the Soil Association and War on Want.

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Reconciling Rwanda: unity, nationality and state control

Reconciling Rwanda: unity, nationality and state control

Melvin, Jennifer

In July 1994, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) set out to stabilise and secure Rwanda, a country decimated by genocide.  This mandate was later extended to include the herculean task of promoting unity and reconciliation to a population torn apart by violence.  More than two decades ...


MA in Human Rights 20th Anniversary

We are organising a celebratory conference to mark the 20th anniversary of the MA in Human Rights!

Bringing together current and former students and faculty.