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Professor Subedi invited to launch a new human rights research network in the Netherlands

14 November 2017 | Rebekah Bradley

Professor Subedi invited to launch a new human rights research network in the Netherlands

Professor and Barrister Surya P. Subedi OBE, QC, Professor of International Law, was invited to launch a new Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research established at the Asser Institute in The Hague by eight leading Dutch universities.

As the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony, he delivered the inaugural keynote speech on ‘The Effectiveness of the UN Human Rights System: Reform and the Judicialisation of Human Rights’. In his speech, he presented a critique of the workings of the UN human rights institutions and offered his ideas for reform of the UN system and argued for the judicialisation of human rights at the international level.

The ceremony was attended by academics and researchers from universities across the Netherlands, human rights defenders and diplomats based in The Hague. During his visit to The Hague, Professor also delivered a Master class at the Asser Institute for PhD scholars from universities across the Netherlands on ‘The Shift of Power to the East and the Resurgence of the BRICS and its Impact on the International Human Rights Agenda.’

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