Europaeum Lecture : The Changing Character of Human Rights

Key current Human Rights issues and concerns including the frontiers of human rights protection, the application or Human Rights to armed groups such as Isis and Boko Harem and to corporations such as Shell, as well as the relevance of Human Rights in times of armed conflict, especially in the case of states taking action abroad, will feature in the next Europaeum Lecture coming up in Oxford on November 23rd. Dr Andrew Clapham, Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, will give a major lecture on “The Changing Character of Human Rights”, in our continuing series of Oxford-Geneva Programme lecture series. Professor Clapham is a very distinguished legal academic and practitioner who has worked with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (2006-14) and as representative of Amnesty International at the UN in New York (1991-97). Professor Clapham has also worked as Special Adviser on Corporate Responsibility to Higher Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, and Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to Sergio Vieira de Mello, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Iraq. His expertise focuses on the International obligations of non-state actors under human rights law and under international humanitarian law. The lecture will take place at 17.00 at St Antony’s College and will be open to all. It will be chaired by Professor Sir Adam Roberts, Emeritus Professor of International Relations at Oxford University.  For more information, please view the poster here. Last year’s lecture assessing the work of Henry Kissinger, given by Jussi M. Hanhimäki, Professor of International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute, is to be published soon and will be available on our website.