New Publication: Visualising Human Rights

This new publication may be of interest to H-Japan readers

Jane Lydon (ed.) Visualising Human Rights, Crawley: University of Western Australia Press, 2018.

When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948, photography was considered a ‘universal language’ that would communicate across barriers of race and culture. 70 years later it is timely to examine the cultural impact of the framework of human rights through visual culture.

Call for Proposals: Symposium on Disability Rights


"Disability Rights are Human Rights"

February 21 and 22, 2019

UAB - The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Co-hosted by the UAB Institute for Human Rights, UAB Center for Disability Health and Rehabilitation Science, and Lakeshore Foundation

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2018

Call for Papers: World Conference on Statelessness & Inclusion

Dear Colleagues,

The call for proposals for the World Conference on Statelessness & Inclusion, which takes place at The Hague from June 26-28, 2019 is now open and will remain so through October 15, 2018. Conference themes include development, security, discrimination, children's rights and migration. For further information and/or to submit a proposal, please visit:


New Research Tool for Human Rights History

The latest addition to Canada's Human Rights History website ( is a complete collection of briefs to Canada's Special Joint Committee on the Constitution (1980-1). The committee solicited feedback from Canadians about the government’s proposal to patriate the constitution and entrench a Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


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