The London International Human Rights Congress 2011

"Immigration & Integration in an Age of Austerity: Challenges and Opportunities"

(London, November 22nd - 25th, 2011)
Tuesday,
November 22nd
Wednesday,
November 23rd
Thursday,
November 24th
Friday,
November 25th
09:00 Registration Registration
9:30 (9:45) Welcome Words Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Ion Jinga
(Ambassador of Romania to the United Kingdom)

Location:
Embassy of Romania in London
Human Rights and International Economic Litigation
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Lucas Bastin
(Latham &Watkins Associate)

Location:
Latham & Watkins London Office
Welcome Words

Speaker:
Prof. Carla Figuera
(Professor, Goldsmiths University of London)

Location:
Goldsmith?s University of London
10:00 Immigration & Integration in an Age of Austerity: Challenges & Opportunities
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Diane Abbott (MP)
(Member of the British Parliament)

Location:
The Charity Center
Zimbabwe?s Diaspora: Reasons & lesson?s
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Roy Bennett
(Treasurer of the Movement for Democratic Change of Zimbabwe)

Location:
Embassy of Romania in London
Human Rights: an Ambiguous Legacy
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Jack OBE Spence
(Professor, Department of War Studies, King?s College London)

Location:
Latham & Watkins London Office
From Catgate to Colnbrook: Is the Expansion of Immigration Detention Compatible with Human Rights and Austerity?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Jerome Phelps
(Director of Detention Action)

Location:
Goldsmith?s University of London
10:30 The EU, the Rise of the Far Right and Implications for the Future
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
John Cryer (MP)
(Member of the British Parliament)

Location:
The Charity Center
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Matt Cavanagh
(Associate Director for UK Migration Policy, Institute for Public Policy Research)

Location:
Embassy of Romania in London
Lecture & Discussion
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Lecture & Discussion
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11:00 The Death of Multiculturalism?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mona Deeley
(Director, Zenith Foundation)

Location:
The Charity Center
Selling Places: Auctioning off the right to live in the UK - a good 2nd best immigration policy
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mark Littlewood
(Director General, Institute of Economic Affairs)

Location:
Embassy of Romania in London
Challenges and Opportunities that Immigration and Integration offer in the 21st Century
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mark Hendrick (MP)
(Member of the British Parliament)

Location:
Latham & Watkins London Office
Achievements in Human Rights in Kyrgzstan
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Baktygul Kalambekova
(Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to the United Kingdom)

Location:
Goldsmith?s University of London
11:30 The Challenges of Integration & Migration in an Age of Austerity
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Speakers:
Diane Abbott (MP)
John Cryer (MP)
Mona Deeley
Mark C. Donfried


Location:
The Charity Center
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Linda Melvern
(British Investigative Journalist)

Location:
Embassy of Romania in London
Lecture & Discussion
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Human Rights and Austerity: The Path Ahead
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Speakers:
Prof. Carla Figuera
Gwendolen Morgan
Jerome Phelps
H. E. Baktygul Kalambekova
Prof. Leila Simoni Talali


Location:
Goldsmith?s University of London
12:00 Panel Discussion
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Lecture & Discussion
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Lunch Break- light Lunch will be provided by Latham & Watkins Panel Discussion
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12:30 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
13:30 Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Peter Eigen
(Founder, Transparency International)

Location:
The Charity Center
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Elena Kastelli
(Lecturer, University of Newcastle)

Location:
Embassy of Romania in London
The Value of Regulating Immigration Advisers
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Suzanne McCarthy
(Immigration Services Commissioner, United Kingdom)

Location:
Latham & Watkins London Office
Human Rights: Legal Framework and Public Law
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Gwendolen Morgan
(Solicitor, Public Law and Human Rights department, Bindmans LLP)

Location:
Goldsmith?s University of London
14:00 Recovering from the Economic Downturn - Is Immigration Part of the Solution?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Don Flynn
(Director, Migrants' Rights Network)

Location:
The Charity Center
Women?s Rights without Borders: Women Refugees and Feminism
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Natasha Walter
(Founder, Women for Refugee Women)

Location:
Embassy of Romania in London
Immigration Versus Human Rights - A False and Dangerous Divide
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Speaker:
Mark Donfried
Prof. Dr. Jack OBE Spence
Suzanne McCarthy

Yehoeshahfaht Ben Israel
Mark C. Donfried


Location:
Latham & Watkins London Office
Lecture & Discussion
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14:30 Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Melody Hossaini
(Director, InspirEngage)

Location:
The Charity Center
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Helen Goodman (MP)
(Member of the British Parliament)

Location:
Embassy of Romania in London
Panel Discussion
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Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Acisclo Valladares Molina
(Ambassador of Guatemala to the United Kingdom)

Location:
Goldsmith?s University of London
15:00 (15:15) Break Break Break Break
15:30 (15:45) Transit Migration And Human Rights
(Lecture)

Speaker:
Juncal Gilsanz Blanco

Location:
The Charity Center
The Influence of Media in Cultural Diplomacy
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Heather Blake
(UK Representative for Reporters without Borders)

Location:
Embassy of Romania in London
Business & Human Rights
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Hussein Haeri
(Associate Solicitor, Latham & Watkins LLP)

Location:
Latham & Watkins London Office
Lecture & Discussion
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16:00 (16:10) I will not take off my clothes; the Application of
International Obligations and the Wearing of the Niqab in Australian courts

(Lecture)

Speaker:
Dr. Jessica Walker

Location:
The Charity Center
Multiculturalism versus Universalism: More about ?London Olympics 2012: Justice for Women??
(Lecture)

Speaker:
Annie Sugier
Rights Displaced: The Effects Of Long-Term Encampment On The Human Rights Of Refugees
(Lecture)

Speaker:
Svetlana Sytnik

Location:
Embassy of Romania in London
The Integration of the African Diaspora in the UK: An Overview
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Yehoeshahfaht Ben Israel
(The Head of the ICD Human Rights Program)

Location:
Latham & Watkins London Office
Organizing for a Change - Reweaving the Fabric of Society
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Neil Jameson
(Founding Executive Director , Citizens UK)

Location:
Goldsmith?s University of London
16:30 Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
David Russell
(Director, Survivors Fund)

Location:
The Charity Center
(16:40) Multi-Confessionalism in Medieval and Ottoman Bosnia-Herzegovina
(Lecture)

Speaker:
Stephen Wynne

Location:
Embassy of Romania in London
Hard Times and Ethnic Employment Situation in Britain and the USA 1972-2011
(Lecture)

Speaker:
Professor Yaojun Li

Location:
Latham & Watkins London Office
Combating Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Ecuador?s Refugee Population: A Proposal for a Gender-Focused Approach to Local Integration
(Lecture)

Speaker:
Johanna Gusman
Inferences about the Egyptian Nation while Deconstructing the Arab-Western Opposition
(Lecture)

Speaker:
Jaanika Erne

Location:
Goldsmith?s University of London
17:00 Evening Activity Travel Time to Latham & Watkins Law Firm Evening Activity Conference Concludes
18:00
The ICD Human Rights Initiatives

Location:
Latham & Watkins London Office