On 2nd July 2018 the School will host an international workshop titled 'The Time(s) and Temporality of International Human Rights Law'.
This event brings together scholars with expertise in human rights, legal theory and temporality to reflect on critical and interdisciplinary approaches to time in this area of law. Alongside panel sessions, the event's keynote session will be delivered by Professor Samuel Moyn (Yale University).
On the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the seminal Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this workshop offers opportunity to take stock of this area of law and ask how critical engagement with ideas of temporality may lead to creative and innovative interventions in the present period. To this end, the workshop poses a number of questions: How can we think about the past, present and future of international human rights law? How can we understand and make visible the diverse temporalities that exist within this area of law? How do such temporalities differ from and relate to other temporalities, such as those of state and the global economy? Do the latter marginalise human rights internationally? Can alternative ways of understanding the connection between past, present and future offer possibilities for international human rights law to be thought anew?
Further information on the workshop can be found on the event's webpage, including details of how to register: http://law.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofLaw/times&temporality/