Conference on Human Rights at 70: Shrinking or Growing

Thursday 10th – Friday 11th May 2018 at the Byre Theatre Studio, St Andrews

A conference occasioned by the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and hosted jointly by the Centre for Ethics Philosophy and  Public Affairs and the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews.


Thursday 10th May

10:15 opening remarks

Theron Pummer (Director CEPPA)

10:20 – 11.00  Where are we now?

Chair: Theron Pummer (St Andrews)

Nick Rengger (St Andrews)

Adam Etinson (St Andrews)

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee

11.30 – 13.00 The Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights

Chair: Patrick Hayden (St Andrews)

Elizabeth Ashford (St Andrews)

John Milbank (Nottingham)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 The Institutionalization of Human Rights in the International System after 1948

Chair: Vassilios Paipais (St Andrews)

Chandra Sriram (UEL)

Kurt Mills (Dundee)

15.30-16.00 Tea


18.15 – 19.15 Reception. The Byre Foyer

19.15 – 21.30 Conference dinner (for participants). The Byre Restaurant


Friday 11th May

09.30 – 11.00  Gender and Post-Colonial Rights

Chair: TBC

Sophia Dingli (Glasgow)

Jasmine Gani (St Andrews)

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee

11.30 – 13.00 Indigenous rights (Joint session with the Third Generation Project)

Chair: Adam Bower (St Andrews)

Mark Brewer (Sheffield Hallam)

Bennett Collins (3GP)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Closing RoundTable: Where are we going?

Chair: Nick Rengger (St Andrews)

Bertrand Ramcharan

(former acting Commissioner for Human Rights)

Kurt Mills (Dundee)

John Milbank (Nottingham)

Natasha Saunders (St Andrews)