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March 2017

British Institute of Human Rights offers summer internship programme
3 March 2017

October 2016

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC pens article 'The class ceiling: why aren’t there more academics like me?' for THE
20 October 2016

November 2015

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren asks, where do we draw the line on restricting academic freedom? in opinion piece for Times Higher Education
27 November 2015

July 2015

10 academic lawyers, including Dr Ruth Fletcher, publish IHR-compliant abortion legislation for Ireland
31 July 2015
New abortion legislation for Ireland has been drafted by legal experts and published by the open access journal Feminists@law on 29 June. The model law is intended to be a contribution to public discussion of abortion law reform in Ireland and internationally.

Professor Rosemary Hunter discusses a 'Magna Carta for Women' at the British Library
20 July 2015

Dr Ruth Fletcher, Dr Daniel Wang and Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC among 25 signatories to letter on Irish abortion law
2 July 2015

June 2015

Holding the Government to Account for England's Housing Crisis through the ICESCR Parallel Reporting Process
16 June 2015
The United Kingdom is approaching its 6th Periodic Report to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), which will assess its performance and compliance with its obligations under ICESCR.  Reading the Government’s Report, there is no acknowledgement of the housing crisis unfolding across England.

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC 'In defence of the European Convention on Human Rights'
15 June 2015

May 2015

TTIP and CETA: the trade deals threatening British democracy
21 May 2015
In this post, Sam Fowles, postgraduate research student at QMUL's School of Law, argues that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a threat to British democracy, and should not be ratified.

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC - It's now time for Israel to grow up and join up
20 May 2015

Time for binding United Nations rules on violence against women and girls
12 May 2015
The United Nations must adopt binding international rules to help eliminate violence against women and girls, according to Professor Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women.

Professor Geraldine van Bueren to chair roundtable discussion on Constraint of Sovereign Power
9 May 2015

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC - Amnesty Magazine: 800 Years of Human Rights
5 May 2015

April 2015

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC to give London Society of Jews and Christians Lecture 'Freedom from Poverty as a Human Right' 13 May
29 April 2015

Dr Jessie Hohmann's report and quote in The Guardian 'UK housing crisis 'in breach of human rights'
28 April 2015
The UK is in breach of its own United Nations human rights commitment to provide people with adequate homes because the housing crisis is so serious, according to a report authored by QMUL’s Dr Jessie Hohmann.

March 2015

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC to speak at 'Children and International Human Rights Law' in Strasbourg 6-24 July
25 March 2015

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC to speak at The Future of Human Rights in the UK after the next election
23 March 2015

February 2015

Professor Eric Heinze 'MP exploits defamation law to sue journalist'
12 February 2015

UK Judge on European Court of Human Rights says Court must change to remain effective
6 February 2015
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) must continue to change if it is to remain effective, according to Judge Paul Mahoney, the UK Judge on the ECHR. Judge Mahoney was speaking at an event organised by the Human Rights Collegium at Queen Mary University of London.

January 2015

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren to speak at 'Placing Children's Rights at the Heart of UK Law' conference
30 January 2015

Torture Allegations, Racial Conflicts… and Leadership on Human Rights?
21 January 2015
In this article, Professor Eric Heinze of QMUL's School of Law, argues that the United States, whose government has "has committed grave violations" in the area of human rights, has placed its leadership role in question.

December 2014

Professor Eric Heinze comments on Senate CIA torture report release
11 December 2014

November 2014

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren to chair: Celebrating 25 years of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
19 November 2014

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC to speak at Amnesty's Convention on the Rights of the Child, 25 Years on...
6 November 2014

October 2014

Professor Eric Heinze writes article on Human Rights in the Media conference
6 October 2014

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren pens letter to The Times on Conservative plans to leave the European Convention of Human Rights
6 October 2014

August 2014

Professor Eric Heinze 'Anti-Semitism is not held to account in the same way as other forms of bigotry'
18 August 2014

July 2014

Dr Ruth Fletcher comments on UNHRC hearing into Ireland’s observance of human rights
21 July 2014

Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas on Privacy and Mass Surveillance
16 July 2014

Shazia Choudhry: 16-year-old twins 'join ISIS'
15 July 2014

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC 'We ought to back this move' in The Jewish Chronicle
11 July 2014

June 2014

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC 'Magna Carta's lost sister' in The Times
19 June 2014

Professor Eric Heinze 'Are all forms of prejudice equal?' in Left Foot Forward
6 June 2014

May 2014

Professor Elspeth Guild: What does mass surveillance do to Human Rights? on openDemocracy
29 May 2014

Campaign launches to end sexual violence in war zones
28 May 2014
Leading female campaigners, human rights lawyers – including Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC – and UNICEF UK joined the Foreign Secretary William Hague this week to discuss how to drive forward international action to end the rape and abuse of children in war zones.

Merris Amos interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live 'UK courts and the European Court of Human Rights'
2 May 2014

April 2014

Professor Eric Heinze to host a documentary screening about sexual diversity
13 April 2014

March 2014

Professor Van Bueren QC in The Times: "Sexual violence in conflict is preventable, not inevitable"
7 March 2014

Professor Eric Heinze - Are we really wedded to gay rights?
6 March 2014
For British gay rights campaigners, 2014 already looks like a year to remember. England and Wales will join the small club of nations that allow same-sex couples to marry. Meanwhile, the Sochi winter Olympics have sparked global outrage against Russian homophobia. Surely reasons to celebrate?

February 2014

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC appointed as an expert by UNICEF in Consultation on Children's Equitable Access to Justice
14 February 2014

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC invited to speak at Amnesty International and Irish Human Rights Commission seminar
6 February 2014

December 2013

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC to speak at the launch of the UK Common Rights Project
18 December 2013

Boat Refugees and Migrants at Sea - Integrating Maritime Security with Human Rights
13 December 2013

Rights against democracy - recalling International Human Rights Day
10 December 2013
Human ‘rights’ have emerged progressively, over centuries. They have transformed millennia of thinking about politics, culture and law. They paint a portrait of individuals as, by nature, equal holders of inalienable rights. (Many protagonists have countered with notions of group rights, but those remain controversial in theory and practice.)   

November 2013

Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax chairs a panel discussion on refugee law and human rights
15 November 2013

On the heart in the body politic: Professor Geraldine Van Bueren reviews Martha Nussbaum's 'Political Emotions'
11 November 2013

UK Human Rights Blog Post: Should we have an enforceable right to food? Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC
6 November 2013
Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC writes on the UK Human Rights Blog:"People are going hungry in England because England, to the detriment of the poor, has forgotten its legal history.Nearly eight hundred years ago, in 1216 English law first recognized a right to food. Yet between April and September this year over 350,000 people received three days’ emergency food from the Trussell Trust food banks, triple the numbers helped in the same period last year..." Read the full post on the UK Human Rights Blog.

October 2013

Law professor turns to theatre to highlight the human rights abuses committed by global businesses
9 October 2013
A series of thought-provoking plays, aimed at raising the awareness of the controversial issue of human abuses carried out by international businesses working in developing countries, will be premiered across the UK.

August 2013

Dr Jessie Hohmann's book on Housing Law is shortlisted for Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship 2013
23 August 2013

July 2013

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC to take part in Oxford Union debate “This House Believes University Education is a Right, Not a Privilege” on 31 October 2013
15 July 2013

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC 'Making Waves: Should boat-race protestor Trenton Oldfield be deported?' Times Higher Education
12 July 2013

June 2013

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC to chair the UCL / Bindmans Debate on International human rights breaches on 19 June
3 June 2013

May 2013

Dr Jessie Hohmann to speak on 'Making a Claim, Making a Person? Investigating the Role of Human Rights Claims in Human Personhood' at Lancaster University on 13 May
1 May 2013

April 2013

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC - Fees: A human rights issue
25 April 2013

March 2013

Dr Jessie Hohmann's book 'The Right to Housing Law, Concepts, Possibilities' is published
4 March 2013

February 2013

Double success as law professors appointed as honorary QCs
28 February 2013

Leading light in construction of post-Apartheid South Africa launches Human Rights Collegium at Queen Mary
28 February 2013

A Conversation with two former death row inmates
25 February 2013

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren to speak on 'Are Human Rights Selfish' at Kellogg College, Oxford
13 February 2013

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