International Conference on Human Rights, Citizenship and Democratisation

The Centre for the Study of Human Rights (CSHR), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, is organising an international conference to celebrate its 25th Anniversary in the field of human rights, citizenship and democratisation. The CSHR acknowledges the value of continued discussions on human rights, with prominence being accorded to citizenship

Start

August 26, 2016 - 12:00 AM

End

August 26, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Address

Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, No. 94, Cumarathunga Munidasa Mawatha, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka.   View map

The Centre for the Study of Human Rights (CSHR), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, is organising an international conference to celebrate its 25th Anniversary in the field of human rights, citizenship and democratisation. The CSHR acknowledges the value of continued discussions on human rights, with prominence being accorded to citizenship and democracy

As a human rights organisation established since 1991, within the Faculty of Law of the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, the CSHR has been engaged in human rights education, research, capacity building and providing knowledge services to a wide group of persons and institutions in Sri Lanka.

Being a university based organisation, the CSHR due to its unique position has been very successful in being a human rights trainer to the armed forces, the police and prison department officers across the country. The CSHR has also imparted human rights knowledge and skills to legal and medical professionals, rural and plantation communities, secondary school and university students, pre-service and in-service teachers, academics and non-academics, quazis, prison inmates, media persons, NGO workers and the general public.

Through this conference, the CSHR aims to further enhance human rights protection and promotion towards entrenching human rights values at the global level; to provide an opportunity for academics, civil society, students and others to attend the conference as presenters or participants and demonstrate or share the challenges faced in the quest for safeguarding human rights; to promote goodwill and the founding of useful links among each other for future partnerships in creating a human rights culture for all.

  • Theoretical and Conceptual Issues of Human Rights
  • International Human Rights Protection Mechanisms
  • Good Governance and Rule of Law
  • Citizenship and Democratisation
  • Transitional Justice and Peacebuillding
  • Human Rights in Reconciliation and Peacebuilding
  • Regional Human Rights Protection Systems
  • Emerging Trends in Human Rights
  • The Role of Social Movements/Civil Society in Protecting and Promoting Human Rights
  • Domestic Legal System and Fundamental Rights
  • National Redress Mechanisms
  • Human Rights of specific Groups; women, children, indigenous people, differently abled citizens, LGBT
  • Human Rights Education and Activism
  • Environmental Rights
  • Constitutional Reforms and Human Rights
  • State Sovereignty and Human Rights Protection

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Official Web: http://cshr.cmb.ac.lk/ichr2016