Events

Conferences, Expert Workshops, and Talks

We have initiated, coordinated, and participated in many conferences, expert workshops, seminars, and talks. You can find our upcoming events and information on registration here​, and a full list of our events below:

 

  • Expert Workshop, ‘Human Rights Behind Bars‘, Ghent University, February 2022 (   forthcoming);

  • International Conference, ‘6th Coimbra International Conference on Human Rights a Transdisciplinary Approach’, Coimbra University, Portugal, 12-14 October 2021;

  • Turkey Tribunal - Public Hearings, Prof Dr Burbano Herrera appointed Registrar, the Judges are Prof. Em. Dr. Françoise Tulkens (Belgium), acting as President; Adj. Prof. Angelita Baeyens (Colombia/Belgium); Prof. Dr Ledi Bianku (Albania); Prof. Em. Dr. Giorgio Malinverni (Switzerland); Dr. John Pace (Australia); Prof Dr Justice Johann Van Der Westhuizen (South Africa), Geneva, 19 - 26 September 2021; Video

  • Third Expert Meeting, 'Urgent Measures' Principles and Guidelines', Participants Prof C. Burbano-Herrera, Human Rights in Context; Prof Y. Haeck, Human Rights in Context; Prof C. Flinterman, Maastricht University, former member UN Human Rights Committee (HRCtee) and Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW); Ms B. Griffey, Amnesty International; Prof J. Harrington, University of Alberta; Prof P. Leach, Middlesex University, European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC); Dr R. Möhrlein, University of Amsterdam; Ms R. Pillay, International Commission of Jurists; and Prof E. Rieter, Radboud University Nijmegen; 26 May 2021;

  • Roundtable 'Regionalisation of Children's Rights' with the participation of Prof C. Burbano Herrera, Prof Y. Haeck and Prof B. Menzur (Member UN Committee on the Rights of the Child),  organised by Prof  K. Hanson and Prof R. Ruggiero, University of Geneva, 20 May 2021;

  • Roundtable 'Human Rights-Based Approaches to Development' with the participation of Prof C. Burbano-Herrera (chair), organised by Prof  W. Vandenhole, University of Antwerp, 4 May 2021;

  • Second Expert Meeting, 'Urgent Measures' Principles and Guidelines', Participants Prof C.Burbano-Herrera, Director Human Rights in Context; Prof Y. Haeck, Director Human Rights in Context, Ghent University; Prof C. Flinterman, Maastricht University, former member UN Human Rights Committee (HRCtee) and Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW); Ms B. Griffey, Amnesty International; Prof J. Harrington, University of Alberta; Prof P. Leach, Middlesex University, European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC); Dr R. Möhrlein, University of Amsterdam; Ms R. Pillay, International Commission of Jurists; and Prof E. Rieter, Radboud University Nijmegen, 29 April 2021;

  • Expert Meeting, 'Urgency and Human Rights', Panelists Prof C. Burbano-Herrera and Prof Y. Haeck, organised by Prof E Rieter and K Zwaam, Radboud University Nijmege, 5 February 2021 (virtually);

  • Expert Meeting, 'Latin-American Ius Commune on  Human Rights in Context: Meeting the Constitutional Court of Ecuador', with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg, Germany) and the Ecuadorian Constitutional Court, 11 December 2020  (virtually);

  • International Conference, ‘The ECHR Turns 70 – Taking Stock, Thinking Forward’, with the Human Rights Centre, Ghent University, 21 November 2020 (cancelled);

  • International Conference, 'Rule of Law from Below', with Utrecht University, 29-30 October 2020 (virtually);

  • Expert Workshop, 'Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations', with Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 27-30 September 2020 (virtually);

  • Workshop, ‘Human Rights Defenders in Colombia: The Context after the Peace Agreement’, with Amnesty International and NGO Broederlijk Delen, March 2020, Ghent University, Belgium;

  • Workshop, ‘The Right to Water as a Human Right’, Ghent University & De Krook, November 2019, Ghent University, Belgium;

  • Roundtable, ‘Challenges and the Future of Regional Human Rights Courts‘, October 2019, with University of Pretoria, South Africa;

  • International Conference, ‘Families Beyond Borders: Migration with or without private international law‘, coordinated by Institute of Private International Law, March 2019, Ghent University, Belgium;

  • International Conference, ‘Needs and Care Practices for Refugees and Migrants‘, with CESSMIR, September 2018, Ghent University, Belgium;

  • Expert Workshop, ‘The Impact of Urgent Measures in the Case Law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights‘, October 2018, University of Bologna, Italy;

  • Roundtable, ‘Comparative Perspectives on Regional Human Rights Courts‘, with University of Pretoria, South Africa, October 2018;

  • Summer Course, ‘The Role of Human Rights Defenders and the Situation of Vulnerability in the Americas‘, Fondation René Cassin, Strasbourg, France, July 2018;

  • Expert Meeting, ‘Socio-environmental conflict and Women Human Rights Defenders in Latin-America: Recommendations for the European Union’, European Parliament, Belgium, 10 January 2018 (Prof. Burbano-Herrera acted as an expert);

  • Expert Workshop on ‘The Role of NGOs in International Human Rights Litigation’, Université libre de Bruxelles and Universite Catholique de Louvain, 15 November 2017, Belgium;

  • AHRI Conference 2017, ‘Evaluating the Impact of Provisional Measures from a Comparative Perspective: Could They Guarantee Safe Pregnancy in Kenya?’, Leuven University, 27 April 2017, Belgium

  • International Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy Research, ‘Examining High Rates of Preventable Maternal Mortality in Kenya’, Ghent University (Belgium), 2 December 2016;

  • International Conference on Regional Tribunals of Human Rights, ‘The Impact of Supervision of Compliance of Judgments of the Regional Tribunals of Human Rights’ , Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg 7–18 July 2016, Germany; 

  • Discussion forum held by the Washington Policy Roundtable, together with the Inter-American Human Rights Network (IAHRN) and the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL),  April 2016, Washington;

  • Expert Workshop, ‘Moving Beyond the Good, the Bad and the Ugly: What to Learn From International Human Rights Systems?’, with the Human Rights Centre, 29-30 January 2016, Ghent University;

  • Expert Workshop International Conference on 'the Impact of Supervision of Compliance of Judgments of the Regional Tribunals of Human Rights', Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, 7-18 July 2016, Heidelberg (Germany);

  • Expert Workshop, 'The Impact and Compliance of Precautionary Measures in the Americas', Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, 12 May 2016, Heidelberg (Germany);

  • Expert Workshop “What can be learned from International Human Rights Systems”, Ghent University, 29-30 January 2016, Ghent (Belgium);

  • Expert Workshop “From the Paradigm of the Fragmentation to the Paradigm of the Dialogue: the Ius Constitutionale Commune in Human Rights in Latin-America and the International Economic Law / Del Paradigma de la Fragmentacion al Paradigma del Dialogo: el Ius Constitutionale Commune en Derechos Humanos en America Latina y el Derecho Economico Internacional”, 4 Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, , 4-5 December 2015, Heidelberg, Germany;

  • International Conference, IV Latin-American Legal Congress on Reproductive Rights, 'Legal and extra-legal strategies to guarantee or impede the right to legal and safe abortion', Organised by: Association of Judges for Justice and Democracy (JUSDEM), Andean Community of Jurists (CAJ), the International Committee, Planned Parenthood Global, and the Center for the Promotion and Defense of Sexual and Reproductive Rights (PROMSEX), Lecturer within the Session organized by FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University, 2 - 4 November 2015, Lima, Peru;

  • Expert Workshop, 'Right to Health in International Human Rights Law', Judicial Colloquium in Adjudicating the Right to Health, Judicial Training Institute, World Bank, Harvard University, 30 April 2015, Nairobi, Kenya;

  • Expert Workshop, 'VI Encuentro Multidisciplinar sobre Pueblos Indígenas. Tensiones y oportunidades generadas por la interrelación entre visiones indígenas y no indígenas', June 2015, Ghent University;

  • International Conference, 'Looking at the Impact and Compliance of Interim Measures on Detainees in the Americas', Paper Presentation given at the International Conference ‘Urgency and Human Rights,’ 29 May 2015, Radboud University, The Netherlands

  • International Conference, Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Conference with the IAHRN, May 2015, San Juan; Puerto Rico;

  • International Conference, 'Urgency and Human Rights', Radboud University, Ghent University, and University of Naples, Nijmegen, May 2015, The Netherlands;

  • Expert Workshop, 'The IAHRS: Law and Politics of Institutional Change', with the Institute of the Americas, University College London, October 2015, United Kingdom;

  • Expert Workshop, 'Leverhulme International Network Launch Workshop: Assessing the Impact of the Inter-American Human Rights System', Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México​, October 2014, Mexico

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