Jun 30 - May 5, 2014
9:00am - 5:00pm    |    University of Essex Human Rights Centre, Colchester Campus

The Human Rights Centre is running a pioneering six-day summer school on methods for human rights research:

Dates: 30 June to 5 July 2014

Location: Colchester Campus

Keynote lecture

Professor Harold Hongju Koh, 22nd Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State and Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School


Despite the level of research on human rights that is carried out by academics, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and intergovernmental organisations such as the United Nations, very little attention has been paid to the methodology used. Yet, methodology has a direct bearing on the strength, persuasiveness and legitimacy of research findings and their impact on policy and practice. The absence of a strong methodology can also affect ability to attract funding even to the most innovative of proposals and activities.

Teaching Team

The Essex Summer School in Human Rights Research Methods will be taught by a combination of leading Essex and external human rights academics and practitioners. The teaching method will draw heavily on examples and case-studies, including the academics’ and practitioners’ own research and practice in the field, and draws on multidisciplinary strengths of the teaching team, which includes Professor Margaret L. Satterthwaite, Professor of Clinical Law and Faculty Director, Center for Human Rights & Global Justice, New York University School of Law.

Read more and register here.


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