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Sharath Srinivasan, Mariéme Jamme and Rob Burnet on Africa's digital revolution: power to the people? 

Hay Festival University of Cambridge 

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Citizen media research and verification: an analytical framework for human rights

Christoph Koettl, Senior Analyst, Amnesty International



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Hiding in plain sight: Putin's wars and the power of open source

Eliot Higgins (Bellingcat, Kings College London) and Maksymilian Czuperski (Atlantic Council)



Africa's peacemakers: Nobel peacemakers of African descent

Dr Adekeye Adebajo (Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town)


ICTs and Human Rights Practice - CGHR report launch

Dr Ella McPherson (CGHR/Dept. of Sociology, Cambridge)  and Dr Thomas Probert (CGHR/OHCHR)




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CGHR 5 year anniversary event

CGHR's first five years; CGHR's research themes; launch of Africa's Voices; 'Valuing Voices in the Digital Age' (Dr Sharath Srinivasan).


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Ujamaa: from 1960s Tanzania to 21st century Europe

Selma James (Global Women's Strike)


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Launch of ICTS and Human Rights Tumblr Blog:



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#ICT4HR - Expert panel on the uses of ICTs to foster accountability for human rights violations


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The future of human rights in the UK

Professor Sir David Edward 


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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.



20 years after the genocide in Rwanda: Presentation and reflections on the judicial process

Martien Schotsmans, Hélène Morvan (RCN Justice & Démocratie) and Andrew Swindells


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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)


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Africa's Voices Project Seminar

Dr Sharath Srinivasan and Dr Claudia Abreu Lopes (CGHR); Dr Dominique Chadwick (Independent Film-maker)


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Reflections on the Kenyan Elections - A Panel Discussion

Prof. John Lonsdale (Trinity College, Cambridge), Prof. Bruce Berman (Queen's University, Ontario; Smut Visiting Research Fellow), Njoki Wamai (PhD Student, POLIS)



When Authoritarianism Fails in the Arab World: Understanding the Recourse to the Muslim Lexicon

Dr Francois Burgat (Director of research at the CNRS, National Centre for Scientific Research)


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ExPRESSion RePRESSion: Expert panel organised by CGHR and UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, on international efforts to protect journalists at risk.


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Beyond Revolutions - The Use of ICTs for Political Mobilization and Participation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Conference organised by CGHR and CRASSH



A Quiet Media Revolution? Mediatization, Altered Media Geographies and Insurgent Citizen Tactics

Prof. Thomas Tufte (Roskilde University)


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State Control over Private Military & Security Companies in Armed Conflict

Dr. Hannah Tonkin (UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda)





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The Comparative Politics of Human Rights

Dr Todd Landman (University of Essex)






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Climate Change in Africa: Impact and Adaptation

Dr Camilla Toulmin (Director, International Institute for Environment and Development)


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The Integration of Human Rights into Official Development Assistance: Towards Reorienting South Korea's ODA Policy

Ms Soo Hee Choi (Visiting Associate at CGHR and International Relations Officer, Communications and Cooperation Division, National Human Rights Commission of Korea)



State of Anxiety: Ongoing Research on Security and Sovereign Practices in Indonesia

Dr Laurens Bakker (Radboud University Nijmegen; University of Leiden); co-author, Dr Lee Wilson (Cambridge)



Reordering South African Townships

Dr Laurent Fourchard (Researcher, Sciences Po)






Preventing Violent Attacks on Education in Afghanistan: Considering the Role of Community-Based Schools.

Professor Dana Burde (Assistant Professor of international education, New York University)





New media

New Media Alternative Politics: Communication Technologies and Political Change in the Middle East and Africa. A two-day international conference convened by CGHR and CRASSH. Convenors: Dr Anne Alexander, Sharath Srinivasan


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What Explains Diverging Paths of Genocidal Violence? Evidence from Rwanda, Sudan, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Chad and Senegal 

Dr Scott Straus, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison


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Scholars at Risk: Human Rights and Academic Freedom 

Ms Leila Alikarami (Iranian lawyer, human rights scholar and defender of women’s and children’s rights); Ms Mina Al-Lami (An Iraqi Visiting Fellow under the LSE Scholars at Risk scheme); Mr Gladston Chikwa (PhD student, University of Sheffield; formerly a lecturer in the Faculty of Reproductive Health and Family Sciences at Women's University in Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe); Chaired by Sir Martin Harris (President, Clare Hall)


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About the Centre of Governance and Human Rights

Dr Sharath Srinivasan (Director)



A Matter of Life or Death: The Struggle for Ugandan Gay Rights 

David Cato, Advocacy/Litigation Officer at Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)



SMS Uprising: How Mobile Communications are Changing the Public Sphere in Africa 

Sokari Ekine ( and Ken Banks (






Truth be Told? Debating the Human Rights records of Exiled Liberation Movements in Southern Africa 

Prof Jocelyn Alexander (Oxford), Prof Saul Dubow (Sussex) and Prof Stephen Ellis (African Studies Centre, Leiden & Free University Amsterdam) with Paul Trewhela, author of Inside Quatro: Uncovering the Exile History of the ANC and SWAPO







Launch of the Centre: Inaugural Lecture by Francis Deng







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