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Book launch: Towards Convergence in International Human Rights Law

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START DATE 14 March 2017
START TIME 05:30pm
END DATE 14 March 2017
END TIME 08:30pm

The School of Law launches an edited collection entitled 'Towards Convergence in International Human Rights Law Approaches of Regional and International Systems'

We live in an era of proliferating international legal domains and institutions, not least in the human rights field. For some, normative pluralism within human rights is inevitable, and even desirable. Others view it as a threat to the integrity and coherence of international human rights protection.

How far do human rights standards and their interpretation by different regional and international human rights systems diverge?

To what extent do human rights bodies ‘borrow’ from or influence each other in respect of their case law, practices and procedures?

Is global human rights protection fragmenting or heading towards greater coherence?

Towards Convergence in International Human Rights Law: Approaches of Regional and International Systems is an edited collection which addresses these questions through the insights of leading scholars and jurists with first-hand experience of human rights adjudication and litigation.

Edited by Carla M Buckley (University of Nottingham), Dr Alice Donald (Middlesex University) and Professor Philip Leach (Middlesex University), it features chapters from Middlesex colleagues Dr Nadia Bernaz, Dr David Keane, Professor Joshua Castellino and Dr Elvira Dominguez-Redondo.


5.30pm - Tea on 2nd Floor mezzanine

6.00pm - Talk in C219-20

7.00pm - Buffet on 2nd Floor Mezzanine


To register your place at the book launch please visit the Eventbrite page.

For more information please contact Christiana Rose.

Biographical note

Philip Leach is Professor of Human Rights Law at Middlesex University and Director of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC). He researches and publishes widely in the field of international human rights law.

Carla M. Buckley is a Research Fellow at the Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham, and Associate Editor of the Human Rights Law Review. She is co-author (with David Harris, Michael O'Boyle and Ed Bates) of Harris, O’Boyle & Warbrick: Law of the European Convention on Human Rights (3rd ed, Oxford University Press, 2014).

Alice Donald, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Law and Politics at Middlesex University. Her current research focuses on the implementation of human rights judgements. She is co-author (with Philip Leach) of Parliaments and the European Court of Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2016).

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