Doctoral Research Forum

The Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research is pleased to announce its second Doctoral Research Forum in partnership with the University of Groningen and Open Universiteit!
After a successful online edition in 2021, this year’s Forum will be held in-person (online participation possible) on 14 October 2022 10:00-18:00 (CEST) at the Van Swinderen Huys, Groningen. The Forum will bring together PhD candidates who engage in research in the field of human rights. The objective of the Forum is to give participants the opportunity to present their work in a collaborative and informal setting and to facilitate interaction between junior and senior members. To provide valuable feedback to participants, senior members of the Network will serve as discussants. 
Below you will find this year's programme! To view the full programme, click here.

Doctoral Research Forum 2022 Agenda

Van Swinderen Huys
Oude Boteringestraat 19, 9712 GC Groningen
Organized by Noor Swart and Kilian Roithmaier 

09:30-09:50            Walk-in with coffee & tea

09:50-10:00            Welcome
Noor Swart & Kilian Roithmaier (University of Groningen)

10:00-10:45            Impact where it matters? Writing a blogpost
Dr. León Castellanos-Jankiewicz (T.M.C. Asser Institute, NNHRR Academic Coordinator)

10:45-11:00            Break with coffee & tea

11:00-12:45            Panel 1: Regional human rights issues

Moderator: Noor Swart (University of Groningen)
Discussant: Prof. Marcel Brus (University of Groningen)

Protecting human rights through judicial policymaking: Public interest litigation before the Supreme Court of India
Anmol Gulecha (Tilburg University)

Health data governance in China: Emphasising ‘sharing’ and ‘protection’ based on the right to health
Luji Sun (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Legal exceptionality in a lawless space? The legal regulation of the "informal" refugee camps of Calais
Isabella Leroy (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

The role universalism and particularism have played in Asian states' human rights discourse and implementation
Shuyuan Zhang (Maastricht University)

Borders of accountability: Judicial and administrative accountability mechanisms under EU law in the context of increased cooperation in the EU’s return system
Talha Gunay (Leiden University)

Social media platforms challenging EU fundamental rights protection: The need for an effective response to online hate speech
Stevi Kitsou (Maastricht University)

12:45-13:30            Lunch
Van Swinderen Huys

13:30-15:15            Panel 2: Business & economics and human rights
Moderator: Kilian Roithmaier (University of Groningen)
Discussant: Dr. Lottie Lane (University of Groningen)

The role of companies and the human right to water
Candice Foot (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Is CSR window dressing? The gap between corporate responsibility in codes of conduct and in action in global supply chains
Sarah Vandenbroucke (Leiden University)

Access to an effective remedy for victims of transnational business-related human rights abuses: The role of non-state-based grievance mechanisms
Gustavo Becker (University of Amsterdam/Max Planck Institute Luxembourg/University of Luxembourg)

About risk management with gun control laws
Johri Maat (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Anonymity and authenticity on online platforms
Yelyzaveta Markova (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Participatory rights, international investment law and inclusive prosperity: Re-imagining legal economic systems around inclusion
Stephanie Triefus (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

15:15-15:30            Break with coffee & tea

15:30-17:15            Panel 3: Procedural questions & current challenges
Moderator: Dr. León Castellanos-Jankiewicz (T.M.C. Asser Institute, NNHRR Academic Coordinator)
Discussant: Prof. Michel Vols (University of Groningen)

How do States’ arguments impact ECtHR’s consolidated case law?
Mónica Ávila Currás (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Strategic litigation States are using to prevent their legal responsibility in collective and individual expulsion cases at the European Court of Human Rights
Jessica Klüger (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Research on balancing clashing fundamental rights
Noor Swart & Jorrit Westerhof (University of Groningen)

Countering online hate speech — how to adequately protect fundamental rights
Eva Nave (Leiden University)

Technological voting solutions to ensure persons with disabilities can vote secretly and independentl
Adriana Caballero-Pérez (Maastricht University)

Are 20th century ‘rights’ fit for 21st century pandemics and climate change? Rethinking human right-based approaches to health in the post-colonial context
David Patterson (University of Groningen)

17:15-18:00            Human rights in practice: The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights
Dr. Charlotte Baarda (College voor de Rechten van de Mens)

18:00-19:00            Dinner
Van Swinderen Huys

19:45-21:15            Social activity: Pétanque & drinks
BOEL, Nieuwe Ebbingestraat 163, 9715 BC Groningen

The 2022 Doctoral Research Forum is organized in cooperation with the Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research, the T.M.C. Asser Institute, the University of Groningen, and the Open University