2023 Knowledge Laboratory for Doctoral and Post-doctoral Students: Human Rights and Sustainability

Human rights are essential for protecting the inherent dignity and worth of every individual, promoting social justice by identifying and challenging social inequalities, discrimination, and oppression. Human rights also strengthen sustainability and advocate for transformative change by contributing to more just and equitable societies. We face a range of environmental, social, and economic challenges that threaten our ability to continue living and thriving on this planet. It is more important than ever before that we conserve and protect our natural resources ecosystems; ensure that everyone has access to basic necessities such as clean water, food, and shelter; promote economic growth and stability; promote the efficient use of resources and the development of renewable resources to reduce waste and preserve resources for future generations, and mitigate against climate change. Rights based strategies are fundamental to address these threats to human dignity and well-being. This knowledge lab intends to bring together like minded individuals and enthusiasts to address the topical matters of human rights as well as sustainability through a variety of conceptual and methodological classes specifically catering to a better understanding of how to analyse these concepts through comparative research.

This year’s school took place virtually from 28 August to 08 September 2022.

Call for application is now open! The deadline is 15 July 2023.

More details about the application procedure, requirements, attendance etc. can be found here: Knowledge Lab 2023

Schedule to follow soon