Regarding Rights

Academic and activist perspectives on human rights

Centre for International Governance and Justice

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The Centre is delighted to welcome its final two Visiting PhD Scholars under the auspices of Hilary Charlesworth’s “Strengthening the International Rights System: Rights, Regulation and Ritualism” ARC Laureate Fellowship.

Siobhán Airey is a doctoral candidate at the University of Ottawa, where she is a member of its Human Rights Research and Education Centre. She has previously held a number of positions in the areas of rights and social justice. Siobhán’s research focuses on the role of international law in overseas development aid, and asks how international development co-operation law acts as an instrument of global governance.

Yesim Yildiz is currently undertaking a PhD in sociology at the University of Cambridge. Her work looks at the ways in which memories of traumatic violent events in modern Turkey emerge in government discourse, and the extent to which the current ruling party’s politics of memory have achieved truth, reconciliation, and justice. Yesim has also worked in rights-related areas, as well as with the BBC World Service.

We look forward to hearing more about Siobhán and Yesim’s research in Regarding Rights!


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