Human Rights Centre
Brunel Human Rights Centre is committed to the advancement of human rights as potential tools for reform, empowerment of marginalised groups, pursuit of environmental sustainability and achieving social justice. It conducts research, produces publications and engages with organisations, academics, students and civil society.
Dr Eleni Polymenopoulou presented a paper at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland (Rovaniemi, Finland), which took place from 3-4 March 2014. The Conference topic was ‘Cultural Resilience and Human Rights - Perspectives of Northern Indigenous Peoples’.
"Africa and International Law - Reality and Desire" 18 African Yearbook of International Law pp.1-310
Sharmin Chowdhury Hamvas presented on 28 October 2013 at the UK Network on Minority Groups and Human Rights Annual Conference.The theme of the conference was: Contrasting Indigenous and Minority Rights in Practice
"The Dilemma of the Three Wise Monkeys? Transnational Law as a Tool of Constitutional Interpretation and the US Supreme Court" has been published in Transnational Legal Theory Volume 4, Number 2, 2013 , pp. 227-257
Professor Benedict Tendayi Chigara warns the UN of the dangers of 'sleepwalking' into the crystallisation of a customary international law norm authorising a 'human rights protection exception' to the prohibition against the use of unilateral coercive measures under international law. See UN docs. at: http://www.refworld.org/pdfid/522d764c4.pdfc