Foreign Aid Donors and Human Rights in the Global South
- Bournbrook Pavilion, Owsley Room
- Social Sciences
There have long been questions about how foreign aid donors engage with human rights in developing countries.
How should aid donors respond to human rights violations in countries receiving aid? Does donor support improve or worsen human rights in recipient countries? How can aid donors better address human rights in their policies and programmes? This conference brings together scholars, policymakers, and practitioners to consider the politics around aid donors’ engagement with human rights in developing countries.
09:15 - 09:45 - Registration and tea/coffee
09:45 - 10:00 - Welcome - Niheer Dasandi
10:00 - 11:15 - Opening Address: UK Aid and Human Rights Abroad - Andrew Mitchell MP
11:30 - 13:00 - Panel A - Responding to the changing domestic political landscape of human rights (Jonathan Kennedy, Susan Dodsworth, Dominic Perera, Lior Erez).
13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch
14:00 - 15:15 - Panel B The political drivers of donor responses to human rights violations (Lorena Gazzotti, Hana Attia, Yoshiharu Koboyashi)
15:30 - 17:00 - Panel C - Policy & Practice: Navigating the politics of human rights in partner countries (Chigomezgo Mtegha-Gelders, Tom Aston, Jasmine Burnley).
17:00 - 17:15 - Wrap up
17:15 - 19:00 - Drinks Reception
This conference is supported by the British Academy.