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Race, Religion and Human Rights


Fernne Brennan

Call for Papers

Abstracts may only be submitted via the Easy Chair system. They must be no longer than 300 words and must include your title, name and institutional affiliation and your email address for correspondence.

The deadline for the submissions is Monday 19 January 2015.

This call for papers seeks to examine law in the context of race, religion and/or human rights in its political, social, economic or cultural context. The stream seeks to encourage papers that either adopt a traditional and theoretical approach to race, religion or human rights or a stance that is cross-cutting and can also be interdisciplinary. Papers are welcomed that provide a novel approach to the subject matter of race, religion and/or human rights.

For informal discussion please email the stream convenor, Fernne Brennan at the e-mail address above

Session Programme (Papers and rooms are subject to change)

Wednesday: Session 3: Social Sciences S1.14

Session Title: Multiculturalism and human rights

Papers: Paper: The Cultural Concept of “Incompatibility in Lineage” and the Rights of Women in Saudi Arabia. - Adal Almoammar.

British Muslim women: Pursuing divorce in a multicultural society, in light of human rights and religion - Islam Uddin

'Living Together' after SAS v France: Interculturalism or Assimilation? - Stephanie Berry

Wednesday: Session 4: Social Sciences S1.14

Session Title: Rights and Human Rights

Papers: ‘Right’ on the Margins: the misplaced right to food in the UK - Ben Warwick

Taking Human Rights and Equality Seriously in Public Authority Decision-Making in an Age of Austerity - James Harrison and Mary-Ann Stephenson

Wednesday: Session 5: Social Sciences S0.09

Session Title: Discrimination and Human Rights

Papers: Constructions of Religious Symbols at the European Court of Human Rights: Assertions, Evidence, and the Power of Language - Anna Jobe

Poverty as a prohibited ground of discrimination: theory and the Irish example - Ben Mitchell

The Punishment of those who Ill-treat Detainees during Police Questioning in Breach of Article 3 ECHR - Neil Graffin

Wednesday: Session 6: Social Sciences S0.09

Session Title: Theory and Human Rights

Papers: Human Rights and the Fall of the Platonic Guardians - Alan Greene

Explaining the Universality of Human Rights from Ontological and Epistemological Perspectives - Azadeh Chalabi