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Northern UK Human Rights Network - Works in Progress Session (Rescheduled)

Northern UK Human Rights Network Works in Progress Session


Edinburgh Law School
Old College
South Bridge


Mon 20 February 2023
09:00 - 17:00

The Northern UK Human Rights Network, Global Justice Academy and AHRI present

Works in Progress Session (Rescheduled from 13 Dec 2022)

The Northern UK (NUK) Human Rights Network brings together researchers working across the broad range of human rights in the universities of the northern UK, predominantly in law and associated fields. The NUK initiative was conceived as a spinoff of the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI). 

This works in progress session will see presentations from individuals in the network, including doctoral students, early career academics and seasoned academics, who will showcase the widely varying projects taking place across the network. Registration is free but places are limited. 

Event Programme

9:00 – 9:30 Arrival and coffee

9:30 – 11:00 Panel 1: Human Rights Obligations (15 min per presentation - 30 min Q&A)

Chair: Kasey McCall-Smith

Elaine Webster. ‘Outrages upon personal dignity’: An international human rights law perspective on ‘humiliating and degrading treatment’ in international humanitarian law.

Luke D. Graham. (Some) Benefit Sanctions as Inhumane or Degrading Punishment.

Sigrun Skogly. An obligation to prevent human rights violations – Its nature and characteristics.

Amanda Cahill-Ripley. Permissible Limitations on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Conflict Affected Settings: An Analysis of the scope and applicability of ICESCR Art 4 in Transitional and Post-Conflict Societies.

11:00 – 11:15 Comfort break

11:15 – 12:45 Panel 2 Current challenges to Human Rights(15 min per presentation - 30 min q&a)

Chair: Elisenda Casanas-Adam

Susanne Stuehlinger. The expansion of carbon markets – Is there a place for HRs?

Vivek Bhatt. Food for Thought: Highly Processed Food and the right to Culture.

Tetyana (Tanya) Krupiy and Martin Scheinin. A test for discrimination tailored to the context of the use of artificial intelligence decision-making processes.

Dimitrios Kagiaros (co-authored with Dr Mathilde Pavis). A right to deepfake in Europe? Assessing the regulation of deepfakes through the lens of Article 10 ECHR.

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch

13:45 – 15:15 Panel 3 Incorporation (15 min per presentation - 30 min q&a)

Chair: Elaine Webster

David Scott. Litigating Poverty Under the Sottish Human Rights FW.

Samuel White and Susannah Paul. Using Human Rights Treaties in Scottish Courts.

Katie Morris. ‘Right to Food’ Cities: the role of local governments in the fight against hunger.

Kate MacKenzie. Imagining girlhood: conceptions of girlhood in two francophone African novels and in International Human Rights Law.

15:15 – 15:30 Comfort break

15:30 – 16:35 Panel 4 Human rights, Immigration and refugee law (15 min per presentation - 20 min q&a)

Chair: Alison Seaman

Ayse Yildiz Demir. The Legal Liability of the EU and its Member States at the Libyan Migration Detention Centres.

H. Sare Temel. Immigration due to Global Justice.

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Loi. Protecting the human rights of refugees in camps in Thailand: the complementary role of International Law on Indigenous Peoples.

16:35 – 17:00 Final Reception

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