Foreign Aid Donors and Human Rights in the Global South

Bournbrook Pavilion, Owsley Room
Social Sciences
Wednesday 12th December 2018 (10:00-17:30)
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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.

Conference Schedule 

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.