CRUCiBLE Centre for Human Rights Research

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Welcome to the CRUCiBLE Centre for Human Rights Research's website, hosted by the Department of Social Sciences. The Centre is an interdisciplinary University Research Centre which is home to international experts conducting research, training and teaching in the field of human rights, social justice and international relations.


Corin Redgrave Memorial Lecture 2020

The Corin Redgrave Memorial Lecture is held every year in memory of the great human rights campaigner and political activist, and of course star of stage and screen, on a topic relevant to human rights and social justice. This year's lecture will be delivered by David Andress, Professor of Modern History at Portsmouth University, on "Justice in a Broken World". It will be held on Saturday 14th March 2020 at 2:30 in Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Click here for more information on the talk, including booking details.

Talk on Audiovisual Translation and Human Rights hosted by the Centre for Research in Translation and Transcultural Studies

The Centre for Research in Translation and Transcultural Studies at the University of Roehampton is hosting an event on Tuesday 10th March 2020 which will be of interest to CRUCiBLE members and supporters. Gian Maria Greco (Autonomous University of Barcelona - University of Vigo) will present on "Audiovisual Translation, Media Accessibility and Human Rights in Multilingual Contexts". The talk will be held in QB143 at 3 o'clock.

MA Human Rights and International Relations Students 2020 Graduation

Congratulations to our students graduating on 23rd January at the Royal Festival Hall. Some photos of graduates with programme convener and CRUCiBLE director Darren O'Byrne can be found here.

Susie Alegre - "Rethinking Freedom of Thought in the Digital Age"

Disturbing food for thought from our honorary fellow, Susie Alegre, in her CRUCiBLE talk on 23rd September 2019. A link to the recording of the talk can be found here.

CRUCiBLE Professor Presents Report to U.N.

Professor Jérémie Gilbert has presented his research at the United Nations headquarters in New York, at a meeting focussed on indigenous people’s rights to land.

His report, which was presented in 2018, centred on the phenomenon of ‘land grabbing, which has increased encroachment on indigenous peoples’ territories, one of the major threats faced by indigenous peoples.

Find out more about Jeremie's work here

Plenary Address by Darren O'Byrne to International Conference

CRUCiBLE director Darren O'Byrne delivered a keynote address to the eleventh annual Global Studies Conference, held at the University of Granada in Spain on 30-31 July 2018. Dr O'Byrne's presented on the theme of 'Globalization and the Apocalypse'. Previous plenary speakers have included George Ritzer, John Urry, Ulrich Beck and Annabelle Sreberny.



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