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Hummus & Human Rights Part 6: Social Justice post COVID-19

Wednesday 8 July 2020 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm BST

How can we make post-Covid UK a more equal society? To do so, we need to look at the UK’s forgotten history of social justice and look at how we can implement its international obligations. Human rights, including the right to dignity and to an adequate standard of living, food, education, healthcare and housing will be explored to see what added value they would bring.

Join us to explore this together with Professor Geraldine van Bueren QC.

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Geraldine van Bueren is professor of international human rights law at Queen Mary University of London and Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford. She is a barrister and an Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers and was appointed an honorary Queen’s Counsel in recognition of her scholastic contributions to national and international law. She is also a Bencher in the Middle Temple, and has served as a Commissioner on the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Geraldine is one of the original drafters of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and also contributed to the drafting on several UN rules and 1guidelines concerning children.

Geraldine co-founded INTERIGHTS, represented Amnesty International for ten years at the UN on children’s rights and is a member of the Advisory Boards of Human Rights Watch (Children’s Rights Project), Child Rights International, the British Institute of Human Rights and René Cassin.

Recently, Geraldine has started the Association of Working Class Academics, aimed at widening the class backgrounds of British academics.

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Wednesday 8 July 2020
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm BST
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Online – via Eventbrite & Zoom


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