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Human Rights PhD Triangle

Doctoral students from University of Essex, London School of Economics and University of Cambridge

At 09:30 in 5S.6.25 Human Rights Seminar Room, Human Rights Centre, Thursday 27 November 2014.

The next Human Rights PhD Triangle takes place at the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex on Thursday 27 November. This one-day event offers a multidisciplinary forum in which doctoral students can present and exchange their research and ideas in a critical but supportive environment.

The Human Rights PhD Triangle was established in 2011 as a collaborative venture between the University of Essex, the London School of Economics and Cambridge University. It is held at least twice a year with hosting rotating between each partner institution.

We invite anyone with an interest in doctoral human rights research to attend. For further information please contact Dr Andrew Fagan at or Maria Elena Heed at


  • Human Rights PhD Triangle programme, 27 November 2014

    • Location: Room 5S.6.25 (Human Rights Seminar Room), Human Rights Centre, University of Essex


    • Welcome to the Human Rights Ph.D. Triangle, Dr Andrew Fagan
    • Coffee and tea

    10.00–11.30am, Session 1

    • Meadbh McIvor (LSE), 'Do Christians have rights?” Conservative evangelical responses to rights-based legal activism'
    • James Jarrett (Essex), 'Theatre and human rights: A comparative analysis of Harold Pinter’s One for the Road and Tricycle Theatre’s Guantanamo: Honour Bound to Defend Freedom'
    • Marcos Zunino (Cambridge), 'The emergence of transitional justice'

    11.30–11.45am, break

    11.45am–13.15pm, Session 2

    • Lena Barrett (Essex), 'How long is a piece of chain? The challenges of measuring torture'
    • Yesim Yildiz (Cambridge), 'Truth and reconciliation: confessions of state officials on human rights violations in Turkey'
    • Pilar Elizalde (LSE), 'Human rights foreign policy: explaining states’ behaviour under the UPR'

    13.15–14.15pm, lunch

    14.30–16.00pm, Session 3

    • Sophie Roborgh (Cambridge), 'The precarious position of local, civilian health workers in modern day conflict'
    • Afonso Seixas-Nunes (Essex), title to be announced
    • Evelyn Pauls (LSE), 'The list of shame – naming and shaming of the use and recruitment of child soldiers'

How to get here

This edition of the Human Rights PhD Triangle takes place at our University's campus in Colchester. Colchester is an hour away from London by train. See our information pages for further details of how to get here: