• Inter-American Human Rights Network two-day workshop on “Moving Beyond the Good, the Bad and the Ugly: What to Learn from International Human Rights Systems?”
  • Abstracts due November 3, 2015
  • Final paper due January 15, 2016
  • Workshop held at Ghent University, January 29-30, 2016.
  • For more information see the call for papers.


The Inter-American Human Rights Network is inviting submissions for papers to be presented at a two-day workshop entitled “Moving Beyond the Good, the Bad and the Ugly: What to Learn From International Human Rights Systems?“. The workshop will be held at Ghent University’s Human Rights Centre on 29th and 30th January 2016.

The aim of this initiative is to look at the IAHRS and other international human rights bodies from a critical perspective and to examine which of their practices have contributed towards ensuring genuine respect for human rights; what good practices, strategies and actions to address violations of human rights could be copied from other jurisdictions; and which practices do not deserve to be repeated or replicated.

Academics, judges, and practitioners from all regions of the world are invited to discuss opportunities for improving policies and outcomes through the implementation of international decisions and the use of rights, and to address the dilemmas in the context of violence, discrimination, exclusion, inequality and/or economic constraints.

Papers may be presented in any of the network’s working languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese) and the deadline for submission of titles and abstracts is Tuesday 3rd November 2015. For further information on the topics to be examined, and submission guidelines, please see the attached call for papers.