Understanding human rights in practice

Opportunities, challenges and the need for a contextual approach

  • Wed 12 Jul 17

    10:30 - 17:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Senate Room 4.722

  • Event speaker

    Professor Lydia Morris, University of Essex (keynote)

  • Event type


  • Event organiser

    Human Rights Centre

  • Contact details

    Sara Bailey
    +44 (0) 01206 873333

This one-day conference on the sociology of human rights will bring together some of the UK’s leading sociologists to discuss and debate their work with scholars, practitioners and postgraduate students in the field. The conference is for you if you're interested in human rights as a tool for social change, and the ‘real world’ effects of human rights-based strategies.

This event is hosted by the Department of Sociology and the Humans Rights Centre at the University of Essex.
This event is funded by the British Sociological Association.


  • Professor Lydia Morris, University of Essex (Keynote)
  • Dr Samuel Okyere, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Alice M. Nah, University of York
  • Dr Kirrily Pells, University College London
  • Professor Colin Samson, University of Essex
  • Dr Damien Short, Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study

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