We cordially invite you to come and join us on Thursday 14th of October at 16.15-18.00 and raise a glass with us to celebrate the publication of a new edited collection, Poverty and Human Rights: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, which came out with Edward Elgar in April 2021.

During the event, we will have a ‘tour de table’ with the contributing authors, chaired by Dr. Guy Aitchison, and we will then invite the audience to participate and ask questions on the many themes and debates that emerge from this Collection. 

Drawing on insights from philosophy, history, economics and politics, contributors consider a range of questions concerning the nature of human rights and their possible relationship to poverty, inequality and development. Chapters interrogate human rights-based approaches and question whether the normative human rights framework provides a sound foundation for addressing global poverty and equitable distribution of resources. Probing practical questions concerning the extent to which international human rights institutions have been effective in combating poverty, this thought-provoking book considers possible strategies in response to the challenges that lie ahead. 

See here for more details about the book.

Contributors: Vittorio Bufacchi, Anna Chadwick, Alan Connolly, María Dalli, Aoife Daly, Suzanne Egan, Graham Finlay, Su-Ming Khoo, Julia McClure, Nita Mishra, Lonneke Peperkamp, Ronald Tinnevelt, Jesse Tomalty, Wouter Vandenhole.

Chair: Guy Aitchison.

To register to join us at this great event, please visit our Eventbrite page https://bit.ly/3iCPkq5 .


Please join us for what are sure to be two hours of lively discussion!

Suzanne and Anna (The Editors)