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Centre of Governance & Human Rights (CGHR)


December 2014

Asylum Monologues
Performed by Ice and Fire (Script by Sonia Linden)                                            

What is being targeted when women become the victims of anti-Muslim hate crime? Religion, or gender, or both? 
Julian Hargreaves (Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge)            

November 2014

International mediation as the management of complexity 
Professor Laurie Nathan (Centre for Mediation in Africa, University of Pretoria)     

Sovereignty rules! Human rights regimes and state sovereignty 
Professor Laurie Nathan (Centre for Mediation in Africa, University of Pretoria)

Presidential succession crises in Africa: lessons from South Africa and Namibia
Dr Ian Cooper (POLIS, University of Cambridge)

We Are Many: Film screening and Q&A 
Amir Amirani

The workers' movement and Egypt's long revolution: Book launch 
Dr Maha Abdelrahman (Centre of Development Studies, POLIS, Cambridge), Dr Anne Alexander (CRASSH, POLIS, Cambridge) and Moustafa Bassiouny (Correspondent for Al-Safir, Lebanon)                   

The future in mind: aspirations and forward-looking behaviour in rural Ethiopia
Kate Orkin (Research Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge and CGHR Associate)

June 2014

Unlawful Killings in Africa: Launch of a CGHR Study for the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions
Professor Christof Heyns, UN Special Rapporteur.

"Autonomous Weapons Systems: The Future?" | A Public Lecture
Professor Christof Heyns, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.

May 2014

Suspending Rights: The State of Emergency in armed conflicts, legal exception and case-law practice
Federico Zumpani, University of Palermo

Internet Communication Technologies Guarding the Truth in 2013-14 Ukraine
Anna Bilous (Associate at Beyond Violence)

20 years after the genocide in Rwanda: Presentation and reflections on the judicial process
Martien Schotsmans, Hélène Morvan (RCN Justice & Démocratie) and Andrew Swindells

Human rights education and training programmes in Mexico: A cross-case analysis of practitioners' professional knowledge and practice.
Gabriela Martínez Sainz (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge)

March 2014

CGHR Practitioner Series: Dr Imogen Parsons, Lead Humanitarian Advisor at DFID

Advocacy Groups and the New Political Dispensation in Kenya and Zambia
Bonfas Owinga, City University London

February 2014

A staging of Wole Soyinka's 'Jero's Metamorphosis'
Goldsmith's College London in collaboration with Cardboard Citizens

CGHR Practitioner Series: David Whitty, Producer at BBC World Service Radio

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and the African Fingerprint: An ethnographic re-visitation.
Dr Niklas Hultin (Research Associate, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge)

January 2014

CGHR Practitioner Series: Polly Rossdale, Life After Guantánamo Project Coordinator at Reprieve.

Conflict and Crisis in South Sudan: Roundtable
Dr Sharath Srinivasan (CGHR/POLIS, University of Cambridge), Peter Ajak (PhD Student, POLIS) and Dr Laura James (Independent Consultant and Former Economic Adviser to African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan)

CGHR Practitioner Series: Ken Banks, founder of, FrontlineSMS and Means of Exchange, and an Ashoka Fellow, PopTech Fellow and National Geographic Emerging Explore.


Unlawful Killings Launch Event poster (rev)



Heyns Public Lecture Event poster (rev)




Soyinka Poster



Polly Rossdale



South Sudan Roundtable Poster



Ken Banks