Sarah Trotter is an Assistant Professor of Law at the LSE
In recent years, the notion of a ‘right to hope’ has emerged in European human rights law. Yet what does it mean, to experience hope? And how is this experience made the object of a right as a matter of European human rights law? These are the questions that will be the focus of this seminar, which will examine the way in which hope has been constructed as a right in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights.
The seminar will consider the origins of the ‘right to hope’ in European human rights law, the meaning of hope in this context, and the relationship that is depicted between hope and dignity. I will argue that the conceptualisation of hope that emerges in European human rights law is an individualised one in which a relationship of dependency is established between the individual and European human rights law and hope itself is constructed as an individual responsibility.
Sarah Trotter is an Assistant Professor of Law at the LSE. Her research is primarily about how particular categories (like ‘the child’ and ‘the individual’) are constructed in law and about the assumptions that are made in European human rights law and domestic law about relationships.
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|18 Mar 2021
|5:00pm - 7:00pm
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