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SAVE THE DATE: Law, Culture and Human Rights in Asia and the Middle East

International Annual Conference

14th February 2020

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

In conjunction with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), Coventry University and the editors of the Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (AYBHRHL) invite submissions for the above conference to be held at the British Institute of International & Comparative Law, Russell Square, London. The conference will focus on the topic of Culture and Cultural Heritage in Asia and the Middle East, addressing culture and cultural heritage in times of peace and armed conflicts in the region.

The conference themes include inter alia the following areas:

  • Cultural Rights as Human Rights in Asia and the Middle East
  • Challenges to Cultural Identity in Asia and the Middle East
  • Minority cultural rights in Asia and the Middle East
  • Islamic Law, Cultural Rights and Cultural Diversity
  • Asian Perspectives on Safeguarding Cultural Heritage
  • Managing Cultural Sites in Asia and the Middle East
  • Protection of Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflicts in Asia & the Middle East
  • Combatting Trafficking in Cultural Objects from Asia and the Middle East
  • Intangible Heritage in Asia and the Middle East

Culture and Cultural Heritage appear as the featured theme for volume V of AYBHRHL (2021). AYBHRHL is published annually by Brill-Nijhoff and is edited by Professor Javaid Rehman (Managing Editor and Coordinator), Dr Ayesha Shahid and Dr Steve Foster (Editor in Chiefs). The Yearbook invites submission on a wide variety of human rights and humanitarian issues including those focusing on contemporary socio-economic, legal and political developments impacting upon human rights and humanitarian law within Asia and globally. The Yearbook also welcomes submissions based on theoretical perspectives on human rights and humanitarian law with specific relevance to Asia.

Selected papers will be published in volume V AYBHRHL (2021) and will be invited to be presented at the 2020 conference in London. Abstracts (for conference papers) should be no more than 500 words in length and should be submitted to Prof Javaid Rehman and Dr Ayesha Shahid.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 30 July 2019.

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