March 04, 2006

IDLHR Student Conference, 29 March 2006

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The International Development Law & Human Rights Programme is proud to present its 2006 Student Conference
Human Rights & Development: The Future of Law?

  • Session 1: Articulating Rights Agendas through Social Movements
  • Session 2: Economic Goods or Fundamental Rights?
  • Session 3: Law in Activist Contexts
  • Session 4: Open Panel and Plenary Session in Cooperation with the Human Rights and Global Justice Conference

Visit link for more info.
Register by emailing m.g.w.eriksson AT

January 17, 2006

One World Week

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This week, 13 January – 21 January is 'One World Week' at the University of Warwick.

In the words of our student union "One World Week is the World's Largest Student Run International Event. It brings together students from across the University in a celebration and exploration of cultures and diversity."

I have attended three events so far in One World Week, all three of them Forum Talks:

  • The Trade of Tears: Human Trafficking in the 21st Century;
  • Crisis Management: Crisis Becoming Chaos?; and
  • Anti-Terrorism: Freedom vs. Security?

Today I will attend the talk, 'Is Foreign Aid Effective?'

So far, all the talks have been worth going to. In addition, I've been able to make links with my MSc in Development Management and with the modules I am taking at Warwick in International Development Law and Human Rights.

If you are looking for something to do this week, check it out!

January 13, 2006

2006 and back from Canada

Am now back from Canada and back in Classes. Unfortunately my week in Canada was not met with Sundogs and Cold weather, instead I had inclement weather comparable to what I see everyday here in the midlands: overcast, damp and on average -2'C to +8'C. I didn't see the blue skies that I am accustomed to, not even once!

I've submitted my first two assessments and will start this week on the next two, which are due on the 10th of March. These are for the courses Civil Society and Activism and Global Law in the Making. So far, CS&A is covering much of what my case studies in the courses I took for my MSc in Development Management covered. GLiM is covering new materials and is consequently more interesting.

Ironically perhaps, both assessments will focus on social movements.

So far it has been hard to distinguist the Globalization Cluster from the Governance Cluster and I wonder if they shouldn't be merged somehow into a Global Governance cluster. I may write up my suggestions for next year's presentation in a later Warwick Uni-only post.

October 25, 2005

Interesting Weblink

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A friend of mine forwarded me this link and I thought I'd post it here on my blog. It's a free online journal of International Law.


October 24, 2005

Monday, Monday, so good to me….

I thought I'd title this thread with the Mammas and the Pappas' hit song "Monday, Monday" since I've gotten ahead in Empire so well. I've now read half the book, up to page 204 and think I'll tackle the rest next weekend… unless of course we're assigned specific chapters again and then I'll just read those!

I guess now I'll read the articles assigned for IHL: International Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict and do some more background readings on "Reparations for Slavery" part of the group work for Approaches to Global Justice. Then some "pleasure" reading, i.e. extra readings related to IDLHR! Oh the day when I have time to read a novel again!

October 23, 2005

One month on….

Well, one month on and my blog is virtually empty – only the welcome message sent weeks ago. This is my attempt to rectify that!

So far, things are going well. Both Abdul and George provided invaluable help on module choice and I am now going for a specialisation in Globalisation with courses in the Governance and Human Rights modules. Right now I hope to write my dissertation on something that relates Globalisation and Governance, but we're only one month in and I am open to anything. I think it has to be in Globalisation though, if I am to declare a specialisation anyway.

I've now written my final exam for my course in 'Ecology, Justice and Citizenship' and on Thursday I sent in my dissertation for the Global Programme in Development Management. I should know by December if I've achieved the MSc, fingers crossed!

Having finished the work for the MSc I now feel like I have ample time for the readings for the LLM and even time for other things. I have three courses running simultaneously (the core module plus two electives) right now and I managed to do the assigned readings for two of these already (on Friday and Saturday) and am going to use Monday and Wednesday to do the readings for the Third. Tuesdays and Thursdays I have group work & lectures.

Anyway, I am going to use the extra time that I feel I have towards getting ahead in our assigned textbooks and/or reading one of the five books I've bought on eBay. I think tomorrow I might read ahead in EMPIRE and start reading more on IHL, who knows.

Better go make dinner!

September 12, 2005

Hello Everyone!

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Just a short message to say Welcome to my Blog

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