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Read more at: McPherson, Guenette Thornton and Mahmoudi Receive the International Studies Association’s 2021 Human Rights Best Paper Award

McPherson, Guenette Thornton and Mahmoudi Receive the International Studies Association’s 2021 Human Rights Best Paper Award

13 April 2021

We are delighted to announce that co-Director Dr Ella McPherson, along with colleagues from The Whistle, Isabel Guenette Thornton and Dr Matt Mahmoudi , received the International Studies Association’s 2021 Human Rights Best Paper Award. This was for their co-authored piece, ‘ Open Source Investigations and the Technology-...


Read more at: In Memory of Professor Christof Heyns (1959-2021)

In Memory of Professor Christof Heyns (1959-2021)

31 March 2021

All at CGHR were immensely saddened to learn over the weekend of the sudden passing of Professor Christof Heyns. A thoughtful scholar of the African human rights system, an incredibly popular teacher of the next many generations of human rights activists, and a universally-respected and impactful UN human rights expert...


Read more at: Sharath Srinivasan delivers keynote at <Programming> 2021

Sharath Srinivasan delivers keynote at <Programming> 2021

30 March 2021

Sharath Srinivasan, Co-Director of CGHR delivered the keynote at <Programming> 2021, an annual international conference on the art, science and engineering of programming. You can view the talk below. Abstract : "Technology, it is often said, is ‘neither good, nor bad. But nor is it neutral’. Technology does not of...


Read more at: Making and Breaking Peace in Sudan and South Sudan

Making and Breaking Peace in Sudan and South Sudan

16 February 2021

CGHR Associate Dr Sarah Nouwen (Deputy Director at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law) and CGHR Co-Director Dr Sharath Srinivasan have collaborated with former CGHR Associate Dr Laura James on finalising an edited book, Making and Breaking Peace in Sudan and South Sudan published by Oxford University Press. Sudan...


Read more at: COVID-19 Response in Africa
COVID-19 Response in Africa

COVID-19 Response in Africa

16 February 2021

RCCE: Perceptions, Misinformation, and Concerns in African Countries in the time of COVID-19 Sharath Srinivasan, CGHR Co-Director was an expert speaker for the READY weekly webinar on 29 April 2020. This webinar discusses the work CGHR is doing to understand the concerns, perceptions, misinformation and barriers to...


Read more at: The Justice of Visual Art: Creative State-Building in Times of Political Transition

The Justice of Visual Art: Creative State-Building in Times of Political Transition

18 January 2021

Eliza’s book, entitled The Justice of Visual Art: Creative State-Building in Times of Political Transition , has recently been published with Cambridge University Press. The book demonstrates that there are aesthetic and creative ways to pursue transitional justice — ways which have the capacity to address identity...


Read more at: CGHR Co-Directors Spoke at the 30th University of Cambridge Alumni Festival

CGHR Co-Directors Spoke at the 30th University of Cambridge Alumni Festival

9 November 2020

On 22 September CGHR Co-Directors Sharath Srinivasan and Ella McPherson joined a panel with Beth Singler and Luke church to discuss the state of technology and democracy around the world. If you missed the event, catch up by clicking below. image_09-11-2020_at_11.48.jpeg


Read more at: UN Human Rights Committee publishes interpretation on the right of peaceful assembly, supported by CGHR research

UN Human Rights Committee publishes interpretation on the right of peaceful assembly, supported by CGHR research

2 August 2020

The UN Human Rights Committee has recently published its official interpretation on the right of peaceful assembly (Article 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)) in General Comment 37. Recent developments, including the COVID-19 pandemic and worldwide protests in support of Black Lives...


Read more at: Human Rights in the Digital Age: CGHR Practitioner Paper
Human Rights in the Digital Age: CGHR Practitioner Paper

Human Rights in the Digital Age: CGHR Practitioner Paper

10 March 2020

The Human Rights Center at the UC Berkeley School of Law launched its Human Rights Investigations Lab in Fall 2016 as a pilot project. The first university-based effort of its kind, the Lab trained a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students in open source investigations.


Read more at: The Right of Peaceful Assembly Online: Research Pack
The Right of Peaceful Assembly Online: Research Pack

The Right of Peaceful Assembly Online: Research Pack

10 March 2020

This Research Pack on the right of peaceful assembly online, is the outcome of an interdisciplinary collaboration between staff and students at Cambridge's Centre of Governance and Human Rights and the University of East Anglia Law School.