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On 16 November 2012, IKV Pax Christi, together with the Foundation for Peace Sciences, and sponsored by the ASN Bank, will award the 2012 thesis prize.

Please be reminded that the deadline for submitting a thesis to the selection committee is 31 August 2012.

Students who are eligible for the prize can find further information for submitting their paper via a special website.

The criteria are as follows:

Call for Papers for a Special Issue in the Journal of Human Rights Practice on:

The Protection of Human Rights Defenders

Publication Date: November 2013  /  Deadline for Abstracts: 1 November 2012

Guest Editors:

Alice M. Nah, Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York;

Karen Bennett, Human Rights and Social Justice Research Institute, London Metropolitan University; James Savage, Amnesty UK; and

Danna Ingleton, Amnesty International

Over the past two decades, there has been growing recognition of the significance of human rights defenders as agents of change, and of the importance of protecting their rights in order to enable them to work safely and effectively. In 1998, the General Assembly adopted the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. Since then, states have developed a number of international, regional and national mechanisms for the protection of the rights of human rights defenders.


International Institute of Social Studies

Human Rights is a specialization within the Human Rights, Conflict and Gender Studies MA Major in Development Studies. This blog provides a platform for discussion for researchers, students and others interested in this field of studies. The blog is administered by the Human Rights teaching team.