Call for Papers - Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Network

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Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Network

Call for Papers and Participation at the Second Annual Network Meeting and Workshop

30 November 2020, 12 – 4pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time)


We invite people to attend the second meeting of a new network on economic, social and cultural rights. The first meeting was convened by UTS Faculty of Law in November 2019, and this second iteration is being co-organised by UTS and the Australian Human Rights Institute at UNSW Sydney. 

The purpose of the network is to raise the profile of economic, social and cultural rights research in Australia and New Zealand; strengthen collaboration between scholars working on these rights, and engagement with government, advocates and others; and contribute our economic, social and cultural rights expertise to addressing real world problems.

We will hold this workshop and meeting on 30 November 2020, virtually. We invite proposals for papers to be presented, showcasing your current research on economic, social and cultural rights in their domestic, comparative, international, or transnational dimensions. Works-in-progress (including in its early stages) are particularly welcome.  Please send an email with a 300-word proposal and 150-word bio to the organisers (addresses below) by the 12 October 2020. A program will be circulated in advance of the event.  We also invite interested audience members to attend and participate.  HDR students and Early Career Researchers are warmly encouraged to submit proposals.

The format for discussion will be confirmed after considering the number of presenters and participants.  However, we hope to be able to pair submitted papers as means of providing deeper and more comprehensive feedback, facilitating deeper discussions that take advantage of the possibilities of online platforms.


The event will be held online, and an invitation link will be sent to participants once participation is confirmed.

Co-organised by Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney; and the Australian Human Rights Institute, UNSW Sydney.

Beth Goldblatt, Jessie Hohmann, Lucas Lixinski and Genevieve Wilkinson

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