CfP: AHRI Human Rights Research Conference @ Edinburgh Law School [September 7-8]: Submit by March 5

The Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) calls for the submission of proposals for papers to be presented at the general AHRI Human Rights Research Conference to be hosted by the Global Justice Academy at the University of Edinburgh Law School in Edinburgh, Scotland, on September 7-8, 2018 on the topic ‘Renewing Rights in Times of Transition: 70 Years of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). At the time of its adoption, none of the drafters nor the UN General Assembly could have calculated the movement, norms, and practice relating to human rights for people across the globe that would grow from the document.

Submission of Abstracts and Panel Proposals:

Interested participants should submit by email one unified document including:

1) title of paper or panel,
2) a clear indication of the track to which the paper belongs,
3) an abstract of no more than 300 words (per abstract in the case of panels),
4) author name, affiliation and short biographical details,
5) contact details.

Papers can be presented on any topic related to human rights and should be unpublished. Interdisciplinary projects and jointly-authored papers are welcomed (with the proviso that only one person will be allowed to present). Proposals for entire panels are equally welcome, indicating the title, abstract and author of each paper.

Note: a panel consists of 3 speakers and 1 proposed discussant may be indicated. Alternatively, panels of four speakers (without a discussant, so as to allow sufficient time for discussion) might be

To ensure diversity in all respects, panels which are a mix of male-female and consist of researchers from different research institutions will be given precedence. Researchers at all career stages, from PhD students to full professors, are invited to submit.

Deadline For Submissions:

The deadline for submission of abstracts and panel proposals is March 5, 2018. Submissions should be sent to

All abstracts will be reviewed by the AHRI Programme Committee and selections announced no later than April 6, 2018 with completed papers of approximately 6000 words due at the end of July (date to be confirmed by panel chairs). Formal registration for the conference will be possible from mid-March onwards.


Global Justice Academy, University of Edingurh, School of Law, Scotland.



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