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Prisoners of war and Human Rights in Europe before Geneva: 17th-19th centuries, International workshop, 2 February 2018, University of Warwick

Between the 17th and 19th centuries new political conceptions of Human Rights developed. In a context of effervescence of political and philosophical conceptions and conflicts, through the contributions of recognized experts in the field from different countries, we will come to know how they affected those who were also almost anonymous protagonists in armed conflicts: the prisoners of war.

This workshop aims to highlight the social perspective and focus on human rights before becoming law. Every delegate will have 20 minutes to speak, and then some time to discuss, compare ideas and points of view among all.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Law and Human Rights.

- Development of Ius bello between 17th-19th centuries towards captives.

- Different kinds of captivity

- Women and captivity by war.

- Health care and humanity towards prisoners of war.

- Relationship civil population-prisoners of war

- Relationship local authorities-prisoners of war.

Confirmed delegates:

- Prof. Lucien Bély, Université Paris-Sorbonne

- Dr. Elodie Duché, York St. John University

- Dr. Erica Chartes, University of Oxford

- Prof. Charles Esdaile, University of Liverpool

- Dr. Antonio José Rodríguez Hernández, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED, Madrid).

- Dr. Ángel Luis Cervera Fantoni, ESIC Business & Marketing School (Madrid).

- Dr. Katherine Astbury and Devon Cox, University of Warwick.

- Dr. Margaret Charleroy, University of Warwick.

- Dr. Evaristo C. Martínez-Radío Garrido, University of Warwick.

If you require any further information please contact

Dr. Evaristo C. Martínez-Radío Garrido at

Deadline for proposals Friday, 1 December 2017.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme 
under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 746995
Regarding the schedule

We will start at 10:00 at RADCLIFFE HOUSE (see: with a welcome coffee, and the first part at 10:30, five delegates until 11:35, when we'll have a coffee break until 12:00, when we'll start again. Break for lunch at 13:00 (and rest a bit who needs it), and then start the second part at 14:00 until 15:20, whe we'll have a short coffee break to get the strenght back, until 15:45 when finally we could have a round table.

If you're coming from abroad...

When you get to Birmingham airport, you need to follow the signs to the trains - there's a little shuttle monorail that takes you to Birmingham International rail station. You'll need to buy a single ticket to Coventry. It's 10 min on the fast train, 20 min on the slow train. At Coventry station, you can either get on the number 11 or 12 bus from outside the station or get a taxi - it's about 7 or 8 min in a taxi, 20 min on the bus to the University of Warwick. Bus 12X or 11. 12X is faster. They both go to the main bus station on campus, which is outside the Arts Centre.
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