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 Ayesha Shahid has been appointed as National Co-ordinator for Pakistan to write a country report on "Incorporating 'Best Interest of the Child Principle' in Custody and Guardianship Cases", for the Max Planck Institute's International Working Group on Child Law project.
More than 50 people attended the discussion on Immigration and Asylum organised under the aegis of the BLS Human Rights Centre on the 10th December, the Human Rights Day as proclaimed by the UN General Assembly. The event sparked a very lively debate.
Alexandra Xanthaki reminded international policy makers, civil servants, and lawyers that indigenous peoples of the Arctic must be ensured Free, Prior and Informed Consent. In an event organised by BIICL on the Arctic, Xanthaki stressed the importance of including indigenous rights in the discussions and indigenous representatives in policy making.
At the European Society of International Law tenth anniversary conference, the Society announced the creation of a new interest group on the history of international law. Those interested in becoming members should contact Ignacio de la Rasilla and Randall Lesaffer. The interest group's website is here: http://esilhil.blogspot.be/