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

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’.

Dr de la Rasilla's new co-edited special journal issue on Africa has been published at the African Yearbook of International Law

"Africa and International Law - Reality and Desire" 18 African Yearbook of International Law pp.1-310

A Legal and institutional analysis of the effect of European Union Law in protecting the rights of Roma minority - a focus on Hungary

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

Dr de la Rasilla del Moral publishes new article on the role of transnational legal sources in constitutional interpretation

"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

Brunel University Professor informs UN Human Rights Council proceedings at 24th Session while compiling a Report for UN General Assembly consideration

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:

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