Call for Papers 4th Joint Conference on Human Rights and Justice 8 – 10 June 2015

This joint conference will ask researchers and policymakers from academia, think tanks, IOs and NGOs to deal with various aspects of justice and human rights. Papers should highlight how and to what extent human rights in all aspects and levels of governance, law and decision making allow or deny access to justice. This may include questions regarding whether and to what extent the international human rights regime can address adequately the challenges of human rights implementation and justice, as well as how regional, national, and local mechanisms may address human rights challenges. Paper and panel proposals that also address the issues such as climate justice, transitional justice or cyber justice as well as access to justice and global distributive justice are welcome. Some of the questions to be addressed at the conference include:

•Are human rights and justice always compatible?

•How do we conceptualize the relationship between human rights and justice?

•What role does global distributive justice play in advancing human rights?

•How do we ensure that domestic justice systems address a wide range of human rights issues?

•Are international justice institutions (e.g. International Criminal Court, European Court of Human Rights, Inter-American Court, African Court on Human and People’s Rights) adequate for addressing human rights issues?

The deadline for submissions is 14 November 2014.

•How have norms regarding justice and human rights evolved?