» Archive for: March, 2013

Thanks to ISS Alumni (HDS) Jane Shuma for drawing this opportunity to our attention:

2013 Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing

Call for Applications


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With thanks to ISS-SJP student Joyce Nyame, who passed along this information … the ISHR posted the following announcements:


1. 2013 Human Rights Essay Contest Winners
2. The Irish Centre for Human Rights Summer Schools


1. Call for Papers: Re-Imagining Human Rights –The Challenge of Agency, Creativity, and Global Justice
2. Yale School of Public Health, Research Assistant
3. NYC Op-eds on sexual assault: writing contest
4. Internship Opportunity: Mary N. Bassiouni Foundation


1. New New York Leaders: Empire State Fellows Program
2. International Expert(s) in Human Rights Education, OSCE Office in Tajikistan
3. Freelance Commissioning Editor, “The future of human rights: A global debate”
4. Asia Forum, Executive Director
5. Oxbridge Academic Programs: SUMMER TEACHERS REQUIRED

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To coincide with Women’s History Month this March, as well as International Women’s Day on March 8th, this Special Focus collection highlights articles, essays, interviews, and documents from our Journal of Palestine Studies pertaining to Palestinian women – their experiences, struggles, and evolving roles in the Palestinian national movement, in the Diaspora and in a global context.

These articles will be available free of charge March 1 – 31, 2013 after which they will be available for purchase on JSTOR by the University of California Press on behalf of the Journal of Palestine Studies and the Institute for Palestine Studies.

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Suharto (HDS Alumni 2010) received an Australia Leadership Award Scholarship, funded by AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development) that has given him the opportunity to continue his studies in Australia and maintain his leadership activities. He has just commenced his program towards a doctoral degree at Griffith University Logan Campus, Queensland in Australia, supported by Pat Dorsett and Pim Kuipers. In this path he will continue to focus on civic-state interactions. In this research, he will examine interactions between NGO’s, community-based rehabilitation programmes and local government policies.

Pursuing Elusive Justice: Mass Crimes in India and Relevance of International Standards

Foreword by Upendra Baxi

Edited by



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Is your Master’s thesis on peace and security issues? Then you can compete for the thesis prize ‘’VISIONS ON PEACE’’ and win 1500 Euros!

Deadline for submission:  31 August 2013

For more information and submission criteria, visit www.visionsonpeace.nl


A number of very intersting activities will take place at this year’s Movies that Matter film festival, sponsored by the Dutch Section of Amnesty International, including a Masterclass (with Professor Liesbeth Zegveld) and a Symposium (with Professor Katherine Sikkink and others).

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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.