Measuring human rights: the politics of quantification

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 18 March 2015


Seminar Room 3, Hedley Bull Centre #130, ANU
ANU Canberra


Sally Engle Merry


Julia Wee
+61 (0)2 6125 3948

The Centre for International Governance and Justice in conjunction with the Department of Gender, Media & Cultural Studies, School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific, are hosting a masterclass, Measuring Human Rights: The Politics of Quantification, by renowned legal anthropologist, Professor Sally Engle Merry (NYU).

The masterclass will open with a talk by Sally on a major project she has been involved in on the measurement of human rights. Participants will then make a brief presentation on their work, followed by a round table conversation.

We invite ANU PhD students and early career researchers to participate in this masterclass. Observers are also welcome. Places are limited by room capacity and RSVPs by completing this webform are essential. All fields marked with an asterisk are mandatory.

Those intending to participate are asked to attach a one paragraph description of a human rights-related project you plan to discuss by COB Friday 27 February 2015 when completing the webform below. We will confirm all attendees in the week of 2 March.

Copies of articles by Sally on measuring human rights are available for download below.

The deadline for registration has passed and the webform is now closed. For any further enquiries please email Julia Wee.  

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