[Programme] Doctoral Research Forum 2022

Published 20 September 2022

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Established in 2021, this year’s edition will take place in Groningen on Friday, 14 October 10:00-18:00 (CEST), in cooperation with the University of Groningen and the Open University. The Doctoral Research Forum aims at giving participants the opportunity to present their work in a collaborative and informal setting, providing PhD candidates with practical tips and career advice, and facilitating interaction between junior and senior members of the NNHRR.
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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
Dr. Antenor Hallo de Wolf (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

11:00-12:15            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 India Supreme Court
Anmol Gulecha (Tilburg University)

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

A lawless space? The legal regulation of evictions of "informal" refugee camps of Calais
Isabella Leroy (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)


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

12:15-13:00            Lunch
Van Swinderen Huys

13:00-15:00            Panel 2: Business & economics and human rights
Moderator: Kilian Roithmaier (University of Groningen)
Discussant: Dr. Lottie Lane (University of Groningen)

The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Freshwater: Conceptualisation and some ideas for potential empirical research
Candice Foot (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Is CSR window dressing? Bridging corporate responsibility in codes of conduct and their actions 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 Private Grievance Processes
Gustavo Becker (University of Amsterdam/Max Planck Institute Luxembourg/University of Luxembourg)

Through the scope of human rights: 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)

15:00-15:15            Break with coffee & tea

15:15-17:15            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 established case law?
Mónica Ávila Currás (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

States' Strategic Litigation in Collective 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)

Voting Matters: An Analysis of the Use of Electoral-Assistive Devices through the Lens of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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: Careers outside of academia
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