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This week’s event announcement is below.


Call for Papers

Durham Annual Postgraduate Law Conference
Theme: ‘Rights in the Modern World’

The Centre for Ethics and Law of the Life Sciences (CELLS) and The Human Rights Centre (HRC) of Durham Law School invite submissions for a two-day conference on the topic ‘Rights in the Modern World’. The conference will be held in Durham on 10-11 May 2018 and provides a fantastic opportunity for postgraduate researchers to present their work and receive valuable feedback.

We would be delighted to receive papers in the fields of human rights, medical law, bioethics, inter-disciplinary or multi-disciplinary research relating to wider debates over global justice and both national and international law. The scope of the conference is not limited to the sub-themes mentioned and submissions from all legal and interdisciplinary fields are welcome.

On May 11th there will be a panel session reflecting on the discussions of the conference and more generally on the theme of the conference, chaired by the Directors of three Durham Law School Research Centres: Professor Gavin Phillipson (HRC) and Dr Aisling McMahon (CELLS), as well as Dr Annika Jones from the Law and Global Justice Centre at Durham. The presentations will be organised in panels and a wine reception will be available for both nights of the conference. The event will include a self-funded conference dinner on the night of May 10th.

Submissions of abstracts of no more than 300 words along with a brief biography should be e-mailed to the organising committee by Friday, 23 March 2018. The selection of the papers will be finalised by Friday, 06 April 2018, and the selected postgraduate researchers are requested to send a copy of their completed papers or a 2,000-word summary by Friday, 27 April 2018.

Submissions and any enquiries can be made to: law.pgrconference@durham.ac.uk