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Projects 2011

Reports and Studies on Legal Issues, Promotion and Protection of Fundamental Rights in the EU (FRALEX)

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2008 - 2011

Nottingham

European Human Rights Law

David Harris, Caroline Przybylla (to 2009), Carla Buckley, Agnes Flues (2010-2011)

European Union Fundamental Rights Agency

 

Project summary

Between 2008-2012, HRLC was part of the network of Legal Experts of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRALEX). Through the FRALEX network, HRLC regularly produced legal studies and reports on specific fundamental rights issues in the UK. These publications not only included updates on developments in the thematic areas for which the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) is responsible and analysis of UK laws and practices according to fundamental rights and principles of EU law, but also served to alert the Agency to key national developments.

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Private Military and Security Contractors (PMSCs) and Human Rights Law

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Nottingham

Security and Human Rights

Professor Nigel White, Dr Aris Georgopoulos, Kerry Senior

European Union

 

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This project investigated the regulation and accountability of PMSCs, as well as States and organisations employing or hosting PMSCs, under human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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Designing Mental Health Law in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Lesotho

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Nottingham and Maseru

Peter Bartlett and Emilie Hunter (2008-2009)

Nuffield Foundation 

 

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This project looks at the complexities of mental health reform in environments with limited economic and other resources, using Lesotho as a case study. The project involved two consultations, both involving discussions with stakeholders regarding the direction of a reformed mental health law and also visits to locations where people with mental disorders are accommodated. Intended outputs are a draft mental health bill for Lesotho, development and distribution of a guidance document for those interested in mental health law reform in sub-Saharan Africa, and academic papers relating to mental health law reform in Africa. Funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

Download Professor Bartlett's most recent related publication: Thinking about the Rest of the World: Mental Health and Rights Outside the 'First World', in McSherry, Weller (eds.), Re-Thinking Rights-based Mental Health Law, Hart, 2010.


 

Human Rights Reporting Skills Training for Iraqi Government Officials

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May - July 2011

Erbil, Iraq

United Nations and Capacity Building

Michael O'Flaherty, Bailey Grey, Halim Shebaya

Michael O'Flaherty, Mervat Rishmawi

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

 

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Building on the success of its project Human Rights Treaties: Maximising the Engagement of Iraqi Civil Society, HRLC delivered two workshops to Iraqi Government officials on State reporting to United Nations human rights treaty bodies.  The two identical five-day workshops focused on equipping Government officials with the skills necessary to draft high quality national human rights reports. Participants were provided with a solid understanding of international standards and the general legal obligations imposed on State Parties under the different human rights treaties. Furthermore, they were equipped with a number of useful tools and skills that will enable them to further develop their writing and analytical skills in their daily work.

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