Research Seminar - Brian Gran: “What Hinders Human Rights?

   2023. szeptember 7. 10:00 - 2023. szeptember 7. 12:00

Human rights have potential to assure well-being and security, reduce discrimination, and foster inclusion. Yet we know that in practice, myriad factors get in the way of human rights. Over the pandemic, many national governments suspended human rights as means to prevent infections. Even without the pandemic, long-term concerns have arisen over whether national governments decoupled their international commitments from national implementation, especially for vulnerable groups such as young people. This presentation will discuss factors that influence human rights efforts of national governments, as well as offer insights into a new area of human rights research. 


Brian Gran's research program investigates what institutions and structures facilitate, and obstruct, agency when it comes to using rights to improve outcomes, reduce disparities, and advance social policies. His work matters to a range of stakeholders, from non-governmental organizations to quasi- and governmental institutions. He serves as Expert Consultant to a Bureau of the U.S. Department of State’s Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights and a Case Western Reserve’s Designee to the Public Interest Technology-University Network (PIT-UN).

Join us on this hybrid event:

Venue: Tóth Kálmán utca 4, Institute for Legal Studies

Date and time: 7 September 2023, 10:00 am

or online: