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.
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/
CALL FOR PAPERS The Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law (JISPIL)is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its December 2014 edition. The journal comprises of three sections – (1) Articles (2) Recent Developments, and (3) Book Review.
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’.