Human Rights and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Challenges and prospects

Past Event

24 November 2014, 11:00am 25 November 2014 - 5:30pm

The Pichette Auditorium
Pembroke College</br> Pembroke Square</br> Oxford, OX1 1DW</br>

This conference is co-organised by the Oxford Martin School Human Rights for Future Generations programme and the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (University of Oslo)

This two-day conference provides a forum for academics, practitioners and government representatives to evaluate the current debate and future shape of the post-2015 agenda from a human rights perspective. It is focused on both theoretical and practical aspects of integrating human rights in the post-2105 agenda, with a particular focus on poverty, environment and peace and security.

The approach at the conference will be multidisciplinary, and the event will include panels with experts on law, philosophy, political science, and economics. The conference aims to facilitate a constructive dialogue on the topic between scholars and policy-makers. The conference will particularly ask:

1) What criteria must a post-2015 agenda meet from a human rights perspective

2) What are the challenges for the integration of human rights, and

3) How do we evaluate the emerging proposals for a post-2015 development agenda?

Speakers include:

  • Ian Goldin, Director of the Oxford Martin School
  • Mac Darrow, Chief, Millennium Development Goals Section, UN OHCHR
  • Malcolm Langford, University of Oslo and Metrics for Human Rights
  • Sandra Fredman, Professor, University of Oxford
  • Henry Shue, Professor, University of Oxford
  • Simon Caney, Professor, University of Oxford
  • Ricardo Fuentes, Head of Research, Oxfam
  • Ngaire Woods, Professor, University of Oxford
  • Olivier de Schutter, Professor, University of Louvain, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
  • Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, Former UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty
  • Jennifer Welsh, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General for the Responsibility to Protect and Professor of International Relations, EUI
  • Sarah Cliffe, Director, World Bank
  • Siobhán McInerney-Lankford, Senior Counsel, LEGAM, World Bank
  • Margot Salomon, Director, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE
  • Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor, Columbia University (via video)

The conference will be held in the Pichette Auditorium at Pembroke College, it is free to attend, and lunch will be served on both days.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED, please do contact us via the email below as spaces may become available due to late cancellations. The event will be filmed and the videos will be posted via thereafter.

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Conference programme