Human Rights Day sees the establishment of a new working group

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December - the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. At the University of Dundee, we celebrate this important day by establishing the Dundee Human Rights Working Group.

The working group builds on the recent expansion of human rights-related research capacity across the University of Dundee. As such, it builds on the strong foundation of human rights expertise and on research taking place across many disciplines at the University of Dundee, and will provide an excellent forum for future projects.

Among the members of the working group are Professor Kurt Mills (Politics) works on human rights, humanitarianism, humanitarian intervention, international criminal justice, and international organisations, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa, and has published widely in these areas; Dr Sophie Rigney (Law) works on indigenous peoples, international law, and international criminal law; Dr Martine Van Ittersum (History) specialises in Dutch overseas expansion in the early modern period, especially its implications for political thought and practice; Dr Lars Waldorf (Law) works mostly on transitional justice and legal empowerment with a focus on Rwanda and Sri Lanka; Dr Golnar Nabizadeh (Humanities) works on comics, memory, trauma and graphic justice; Dr Fernando Fernandes (School of Education & Social Work) explores theoretical and conceptual dialogue between the 'North' and 'South', addressing urban marginality and criminalisation of the poor; Dr Edzia Carvalho (Politics) works on public attitudes, and human rights measurement; and Dr Jacques Hartmann (Law) works on general issues of public international law, international humanitarian law, and human rights.