Why have minority and indigenous rights become such a major issue in international politics?

This conference explored why rights for particular ethnic, cultural, religious and indigenous groups might be necessary, or morally obligatory, and weighed up the problems of recognising such rights. 


Professor Anthony Carty, School of Law, University of Westminster

Dr David Chandler, Senior Lecturer, International Relations, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster

Dr Marcus Colchester, Director, Forest Peoples Programme

Steven Corry, Director General, Survival International

Research Professor Michael Freeman, Department of Government, University of Essex

Professor Andrew Harding, Law Department, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and Chair, Centre of South East Asian Studies

John Kissane, Branch Head, International Human Rights, Department for Constitutional Affairs

Mark Lattimer, Executive Director, Minority Rights Group International

Associate Professor Ian Linden, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Zonke Majodina, Deputy Chairperson, South African Human Rights Commission

Dr Saladin Meckled-Garcia, Lecturer, School of Public Policy, University College London

Dr Natalia Alvarez Molinero, Lecturer, University of Deusto, Spain and consultant for the United Nations

Keme Nzerem, Home Affairs Producer, Channel 4 News

Richard Nzerem, Director, Sir William Dale Centre for Legislative Studies and Secretary, Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal

Canon Dr Paul Oestreicher, Canon Emeritus, Coventry Cathedral

Hanif Vally, Head of Human Rights Unit, Commonwealth Secretariat

Dr Helena Whall, Project Officer, Indigenous Rights in the Commonwealth, Commonwealth Policy Studies Unit

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13 February, 2004