Sociological Theories of Human Rights

Monday, 16 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
TG03 Human Rights and Global Justice (host committee)

Language: English

This session explores sociological theories of human rights. In the process, the session examines a series of questions: How have sociologists contributed to debates on the origin, evolution, and implementation of human rights? What are the stakes of these debates? What are the potential implications of these debates for policymaking by UN entities and member states? To what extent are the theoretical insights of sociologists relevant to human rights claims-making by social movements and NGOs?
Session Organizer:
Mark FREZZO, University of Mississippi, USA
Mark FREZZO, University of Mississippi, USA
Oral Presentations
Crisis and Opportunity: Gendered Citizenship, Structure and Agency in Exile
Lucy FISKE, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia; Tahira TAHIRA, Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre (Indonesia), Canada
The Contribution of Disability Movements and Disability Studies to Human Rights
Lisa PFAHL, Innsbruck, Austria; Julia BIERMANN, University of Innsbruck, Austria