Event Date: 22 March 2013
The Institute of Advanced Study
Millburn Hill Road
University of Warwick Science Park
The Kent Law School presents:
An ESRC Seminar Series
Legal scholarship on the relationship between private law and human rights is dominated by (i) ‘constitutionalisation’; the idea that private law will absorb human rights norms over time (ii) the instrumental use of private law to enforce compliance with human rights norms. But in many respects private obligation stands apart from human rights law, and as an alternative to it, because it encompasses notions of interpersonal care, reliance and responsibility over time (and indeed, of blunt economic efficiency) which may sit uneasily with traditional liberal conceptions of human rights. How should we conceive of the relationship between private law and human rights? In thinking through these problems, our focus will be on the use of private law to seek reparations for human rights abuse.
Daniel Leader (Barrister, Leigh, Day & Co), Catherine Gilfedder (Reprieve), Maeve O’Rourke (Justice for Magdalenes, Barrister at Four Paper Buildings), Carolina Olarte (CERAC, Bogota), Nikki Godden (University of Newcastle), Andrew Williams (University of Warwick), Tsachi Keren-Paz (Keele University) and others.
Andrew Williams – Personal Injury Claims in the context of Systemic Human Rights Violations: the case of Britain in Iraq
Catherine Gilfedder – Private Law Litigation: Reprieve’s Practice
Nikki Godden – Tort Law, Human Rights and Rape: Beyond the Enforcement of Criminal Justice
Carolina Olarte – New property regimes and the function of (corrective) constitutionalism
Tsachi Keren-Paz – Private law in the service of human rights: the sex trafficking case study
All discussions are HERE [password protected]