Monday, January 07, 2008

Call for Papers - Postgraduate Conference


Hosted by the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University College Cork.
Thursday 1st May 2008.

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights is pleased to announce the second postgraduate conference on criminal justice and human rights.
This one-day international conference will attract postgraduate research scholars whose work pertains to criminal justice and human rights. In addition to exploring topics specific to the scholarship of criminal justice or human rights, the conference aims to consider the intersections of both fields. The conference will serve as a forum for discussion and debate among researchers within both fields and between the two fields of study themselves.

The keynote address will be delivered by Michael O'Flaherty, Professor of Applied Human Rights and Co-Director of the Human Rights Law Centre in the School of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Education at the University of Nottingham. Professor O’Flaherty is also an elected member of the United Human Rights Committee.

The organisers invite abstracts from postgraduate students working in these areas. The presentation of ongoing work is especially welcome.

The conference will be organised into streams, including but not limited to the following topics:
• Discourses of rights and crime.
• New directions in human rights enforcement.
• Human Rights, Criminal Justice and the War on Terror.
• Transitional justice.
• ECHR and domestic law.
• Asylum and immigration.
• Multiculturalism, minority rights and human rights.
• New trends in International criminal justice.
• Gender and Human Rights.
• Policing.
• Victimology.
• Juvenile justice.
• Punishment and penal policy.

Please submit an abstract (max. 300 words) to the organising committee by Friday February 15th 2008. Successful conference submissions will be notified by February 29th 2008. Submissions and further enquires should be directed to