Aboriginal Rights in the Arctic

Sunday 18 September 2011
Human Rights Consortium
The Institute for Study of the Americas (ISA), School of Advanced Study, University of London will host a lunchtime talk by former Yukon Premier Tony Penikett on the subject of “Aboriginal Rights in the Arctic” on Tuesday 27 September. Click here for more information.

Invitation to Participate in Rights and Humanity's Global Leaders Congress

Friday 2 September 2011
Human Rights Consortium
Professor Julia Häusermann MBE, Founder and President of Rights and Humanity, has great pleasure in inviting you or your colleague to participate in the Global Leaders Congress, September 11-14, Liverpool, UK. We are currently offering discounts for the Congress to Academic, NGOs and faith groups. The prices are £90 for participation of the 4 days, which includes lunch for 3 days. We currently have places for our dinner on the Sunday 11th September with Justice Albie Sachs and price for dinner is £70.

Striking a Balance: Peace Mediation and Human Rights

Friday 2 September 2011
Human Rights Consortium
03 October 2011, 18:00 - 19:30 Event Type: Seminar Speakers Speakers: Katia Papagianni and Francesc Vendrell Chair: Iavor Rangelov, LSE Katia Papagianni is head of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue's Mediation Support Programme. Before joining the HD Centre, she worked for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UNDP. Francesc Vendrell was the EU special representative for Afghanistan, 2002-2008, and the UN secretary general's personal representative for Afghanistan, 2000-2001. Description

Professor Philip Murphy profiled on British Scholar

Thursday 25 August 2011
School of Advanced Study
The US-based website British Scholar is running a profile of Professor Philip Murphy, Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, as their ‘Featured Scholar’ for July-August 2010. Read more on

University of York - Human Rights Centre Coordinator required

Monday 22 August 2011
Human Rights Consortium
The University of York is seeking a Centre Coordinator to work at the Centre for Applied Human Rights.  The closing date for applications for the role is 31st August 2011.  Please follow this link for further information:

University of York - Lecturer in Human Rights required

Tuesday 16 August 2011
Human Rights Consortium
The Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York (UK) is recruiting for a new Lecturer to take the lead in developing its work with human rights defenders, and contribute to its research on human rights practice, postgraduate and undergraduate teaching, and practitioner training. The post is available for a period of three years from 1 January 2012.

Report on the 'History in schools: what is the future?' debate

Wednesday 10 August 2011
School of Advanced Study
A major public debate on the future of history in schools was held at the Institute of Education on Monday 19 July, chaired by Professor Sir David Cannadine, School Distinguished Senior Fellow and former Director of the Institute of Historical Research. This report highlights some of the main themes that emerged during the 'Question Time'-style event. A podcast will soon be available on the website of the Historical Association. Download the report here

European Refugee Fund - 2011 Call for Proposals Launched

Friday 5 August 2011
Human Rights Consortium
The 2011 Call for Proposals under the European Refugee Fund for Community Actions has now been launched. The indicative budget for this Call is €3.6 million. All applicants must request a minimum of €300,000 EU co-financing, and a maximum of €2 million if the applicant is a National Authority or the UNHCR; or €750,000 for other applicants. Co-financing is available for up to 90% of eligible costs. Proposals for this Call must address at least one of the following five priorities: