» Archive for: September, 2016


ul_logo_printStarting in October 2016, this monthly speaker series will feature renowned Dutch and  international socio-legal scholars.

Each speaker will give an hour long lecture about their own social-legal research in which specific attention will be paid to the use of socio-legal research methods.

Over the course of 9 months, there will be 9 speakers from different countries, addressing 3 questions, each critically focusing on different areas of the law (criminal law, migration law, torts law, etc.)

The Leiden Socio-Legal Lecture Series is part of the multidisciplinary research profile area Interaction between Legal Systems.

Questions to be addressed are:

(1)    what does socio-legal research mean to you (theoretically and/or methodologically speaking)?,
(2)    why can the study of the law benefit from such a perspective and how did it help you in your own research?  and – to make it a realistic series and not just a picture perfect representation –
(3)    what were the challenges of doing socio-legal research?

After each lecture there will be plenty of time and room to engage in discussion with the speaker and with each other.

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ISS Alumni Suharto Suharto (HDS 2010) has co-published an article with colleagues Pim Kuipers and Pat Dorsett entitled “Disability terminology and the emergence of ‘diffability’ in Indonesia” in the A-rated Journal, Disability and Society.

Suharto_BlogSuharto is a PhD Candidate at Griffith University in Australia in the School of Human Services and Social Work as part of the university’s Population and Social Health research programme.

Zeid warns against populists and demagogues in Europe and the U.S.

THE HAGUE / GENEVA (5 September 2016) –  In a hard-hitting speech in the Hague on Monday, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called for action to confront European and U.S. demagogues who blend a fictional halcyon past  with a classic propagandist mix of half truths and oversimplification, resulting in “the banalization of bigotry” and an atmosphere thick with hate that may descend into violence.

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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.