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IPSA 2016 Call

The Research Committee on Human Rights (RC 26) of IPSA encourages its members, and other interested scholars of human rights, to consider a panel or paper proposal for the 2016 IPSA meeting, scheduled for July 23-28, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The main theme of the conference will be Politics in a World of Inequality. Proposals may focus on this main theme or on other human rights issues, some of which are listed in the conference announcement.

The call for papers opens on May 20, 2015.

The RC 26 will propose a number of panels to be listed under its heading. Proposals for papers/panels should follow IPSA guidelines; please inform the RC by e-mail to its current chair, Anje Mihr ( a.mihr@uu.nl ) and the current secretary, Henry Krisch henrykrisch@gmail.com.

Further information will be available at IPSA’s web site for the conference, http://www.ipsa.org/world-congress-istanbul-2016

Participants will need to be IPSA members.


Human Rights and Change: Program announced!

The complete program of the "Human Rights and Change" conference that will take place in Istanbul in June 2014 can be accessed through the following link: http://www.isanet.org/Conferences/HRIstanbul2014/Program.aspx


The St. Petersburg Conference

RC-26 has successfully organized an interim conference entitled "Protection of Human Rights: Institutions and Practices", in St.Petersburg, Russia, on 13-14 June 2013. The Russian Political Science Association Human Rights Research Committee and the St. Petersburg branch of the National Research University Higher School of Economics have contributed to the organization and hosted the conference at the Kochubey Dacha, in Pushkin. Twenty-six scholars and practitioners have come together with a view to analyze and compare governmental and non-governmental human rights protection mechanisms within stable and "young" democracies. Five panels were organized around the following themes: national and regional human rights policy, the Russian ombudsman system as a case study, human rights in post-conflict and transitional societies,IGO-NGO interaction in human rights, and the Arab Spring from the perspective of human rights.


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Executive Board for 2012-2014 elected at the 21st IPSA World Congress in Madrid:

Chair: Füsun Türkmen (Turkey) Associate Professor of International Relations, Dept. of International Relations Director, Center for Research and Documentation on Europe Galatasaray University Ciragan cad. 36, Ortakoy, Istanbul 34357-TURKEY Tel: +90 212 2274480/377 Mobile: +90 532 785 99 85 Fax: +90 212 258 22 83 fturkmen@gsu.edu.tr; fusun@ifturkmen.com

Chair-elect: Anja Mihr (Germany, the Netherlands) Associate Professor, Netherland Institute of Human Rights (SIM) Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance, Utrecht University Drift 15, NETHERLANDS-3512 BR-Utrecht Tel: +31 30 253 8405 Mobile: +31 68 1345346 Fax: +31 30 2537168 A.Mihr@uu.nl

Secretary: Mikyoung Kim ( South Korea, Japan) Associate Professor, Hiroshima City University-Hiroshima Peace Institute Otemachi Heiwa Bldg. 9-10F 4-1-1 Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, JAPAN Tel: +81-82-544-7608 Fax: +81-82- 5447-573 mkkim_33@hotmail.com

Members at large:

Alexander Sungurov (Russia) (2nd term) St. Petersburg Center for Political Science Strategy Izmailovsky pr. 14 of. 424 St. Petersburg- 190005 RUSSIA Tel: (812) 712-66-12, (812) 714-00-47 asungurov@mail.ru

Katharine P. Gelber (Australia) Associate Professor Australian Research Council Fellow School of Political Science and International Studies University of Queensland St. Lucia Queensland 4072 AUSTRALIA Tel: +61 7 3365 2910 k.gelber@uq.edu.au

Sonia Cardenas (USA) Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor of Political Science Director, Human Rights Program Trinity College 300 Summit Street, Hartford , CT 06070 U.S.A Tel: (860) 297 4193 Sonia.Cardenas@trincoll.edu

Vandana Sharma (India)

Associate Professor Department of Political Science Bareilly College Ramchandpuram, Badaun Rd., Bareilly Uttar Pradesh, INDIA Tel: +91 983 757 3752 vandanasharma.bly@gmail.com