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Civil Liberties and Human Rights Section

The Civil Liberties and Human Rights Section invites participation from members interested in a wide range of issues related to its remit: this includes international human rights law, comparative human rights and all areas of domestic human rights protection. It welcomes papers concerned with the philosophical foundations of human rights and in recent years has had a particular concern with the constitutional protection of human rights, focusing on the Human Rights Act. It provides a forum for members interested in any of these areas to meet and give papers, generally of work in progress, with a view to stimulating debate. The emphasis is placed on providing plenty of space for lively discussion, rather than receiving long, formal papers.  The Section always meets at the Annual Conference and in some years has held an additional meeting at another time of year. It aims to be inclusive and so contributions from any academic angle or point of view are very welcome, as are members at advanced or early stages in their academic careers.

Section Convenor

Dr Ruvi Ziegler

School of Law
University of Reading
Foxhill House
Whiteknights Road
Reading RG6 7BA


York 2015

Further details on the Civil Liberties and Human Rights Section programme can be found on the Conference Website:

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Annual Conference: York 2015

The Society's Annual Conference in 2015 will be held on 1 - 4 September at the University of York. Further details are available here.

Call for Papers

Calls for papers have now been issued (Feb'15). Further details may be found here and on the Subject Sections home pages.