Events 2002-2004


'Out of Conflict: Peace, Change and Justice'

Colloquium, 6 November 2002.

Organisors: Dr Kirsten Campbell and Dr Vikki Bell, Unit for Global Justice. 
Sponsored by the journal Social and Legal Studies.

This one day event on interdisciplinary approaches to Peace and Transitional Justice addressed peace processes, the role of law in transitional justice, criminal justice, dealing with the past. Countries in focus included: South Africa, Northern Ireland and former Yugoslavia.

Speakers: Colm Campbell, University of Ulster; Kirsten Campbell, Goldsmiths college; Emilios Christodoulidis, Edinburgh University; Cahal McLaughlin, Royal Holloway; Vanessa Pupovac, Nottingham University.

See: 'Out of Conflict', Special issue, Social and Legal Studies, 13: 3 (2004), edited by Vikki Bell and Kirsten Campbell.


States of Violence

Seminar Series, 2004

Organisers: Dr Kirsten Campbell, Law, Justice, and Social Change Research Unit, Department of Sociology, and Dr James Martin, Governance and Democracy Research Unit, Department of Politics.

This series of seminars explored the contemporary challenges to conventional understandings of the relationship between states and violence. The seminars addressed international and national conflicts, ranging from Palestine to former Yugoslavia, and the failures and successes of attempts to address them.

'Harms in the Laws of War', Kirsten Campbell, Department of Sociology 'Death and Politics: Empire and a "New" Politics of Resistance, Pal Ahluwalia, Department of Politics
'Law against Genocide: Cosmopolitan trials', David Hirsh, Department of Sociology
Scholarly Approaches to the Disintegration of Yugoslavia, Jasna Dragovic-Soso, Department of Politics


The Sociology of Human Rights: Researching Human Rights

Workshop, 2004

Organisers: Andrew Barry, Kirsten Campbell, and Kate Nash, Department of Sociology.

Sociologists have traditionally been sceptical of human rights but a recognisable field called 'the sociology of human rights' is now emerging. This workshop explored what a sociological notion of human rights might mean. The workshop considered themes such as: the relationship between law and human rights, the category of practices we call 'human rights', the relationship between human rights and identity, and how we research human rights.

Speakers: Meltem Ahiska, Joanna Ewart-James, Andrew Barry, Kirsten Campbell, David Hirsh, and Kate Nash