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Associate Fellows

The Human Rights Consortium has invited a number of academics working on human rights to become Associate Fellows of the Consortium. 

Name and affiliation Research interests
Dr. Tawhida Ahmed, University of Reading   Minority rights; international human rights; European Union Law; international organisations.
Dr Julian Burger Human rights advocacy, UN institutions, the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities, impacts of extractive industries on indigenous peoples and local communities and land rights. Special interest in Latin America.

Dr. Pilar Domingo, Overseas Development Institute              

Accountability, rule of law, and justice sector reform; rights-based citizenship and legal empowerment for vulnerable groups through rights claims; transitional justice issues, and democratization, institution-building and state reform. Her region of expertise is Latin America, with a special interest in Bolivia.
Dr Rachel Ibreck Human Rights in Africa; the politics of memory and commemoration in Rwanda; transitional justice; conflict and civil resistance. 
Professor Susan James, Birkbeck College                                                                                 The history of political philosophy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, including debates about the nature of rights; contemporary political philosophy, including the relations of rights and powers; women's rights.
Dr. Éadaoin O'Brien, University of Essex                   The use of the forensic sciences in the protection of human rights; mass grave exhumations and the use of forensic evidence in international criminal trials; enforced disappearances; genocide, armed conflict and memorialisation; transitional justice; anthropology and human rights; science, society and the law
Dr Malayna Raftopoulos Research interests include tourism studies, development and globalisation, environmental sustainability and community participation
Professor Philippe Sands, Professor of Law, University College London                                                                  

Public international law, the settlement of international disputes (including arbitration), and environmental and natural resources law.

Professor Heather Widdows, University of Birmingham Global ethics; moral theory; virtue ethics; Iris Murdoch; bioethics, global bioethics and public health and health policy; genetics, reproduction, commodification and international research and governance; communication across value-frameworks and belief systems, including issues about the possibility and desirability of global ethics and issues of moral neo-colonialism and multiculturalism; women's rights and reproductive rights; the application of moral theory to policy and practice
Dr. Alexandra Xanthaki, Brunel University Minority and indigenous rights; international human rights; public international law; aspects of European law; discrimination law

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