School of Law

Inaugural lecture: Human rights in times of economic crisis

Thursday 5th February 2015 (18:00-19:00)

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Speaker: Professor Aoife Nolan

Chair: Professor Paul Heywood

There has never been such extensive recognition accorded to human rights, but how can we ensure that they have meaning in times of economic crisis?

This lecture will focus on the negligible role that human rights have played in preventing and challenging the impacts of the recent economic crisis on the most vulnerable in global society. It will consider why this has been the case, and outline how we need to change our understanding of and approach to human rights in order to make them more effective tools of protection in the case of future crises.

Admission is free and all are welcome to attend

School of Law

Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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