Date: 2015-01-23
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Category: Call for Papers
Subject: Call for Papers - The Social Practice of Human Rights: 
Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

Call for Papers

The Social Practice of Human Rights: 
Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy
OCTOBER 1-3, 2015


In 2013, the first Social Practice of Human Rights conference brought together a wide variety of actors from the human rights community to critically reflect on the movement from within. Experts from academia, human rights, humanitarian and development NGOs, as well as inter-governmental organizations like the United Nations, fruitfully and critically assessed the current state of human rights advocacy. They offered ways in which to translate the often abstract world of human rights into effective advocacy strategies and focused upon root causes of human rights violations. Throughout the conference, the charge of bringing about transformative change to systemic patterns of injustice was patently clear.


Our first Social Practice of Human Rights conference illustrated the need for new thinking about human rights advocacy and the importance of bringing together scholars and practitioners to create a global human rights research and advocacy community. The second Social Practice of Human Rights conference will continue the dialogue and constructive critique that we began as a human rights research and advocacy community in 2013. In that light, we seek papers from scholars across the disciplines, practitioners, policy-makers and advocates on a broad array of human rights topics. These may include, but are not limited to:



To Apply


Please submit a proposal to Kristy Belton (humanrights@udayton.edu) by February 27, 2015. Proposals must contain:



We encourage the submission of individual papers, complete panels, roundtables, workshops and practitioner presentations, as well as interdisciplinary and scholar-practitioner collaboration. Applicants will be notified of the status of their proposal by May 8, 2015.


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