Global Book Series - Reframing Human Rights in a Turbulent Era

No one could doubt that we live in turbulent times – floods, fires, COVID-19 and a war in the Ukraine are but some of the challenges facing the world today. Yet what role do human right have to play in responding to these challenges, and making policy and practice more just and effective?

In this first global book series event for 2022, hosted by the G+T Centre of Public Law and Australian Human Rights Institute, we explore these questions in conversation with global human rights expert, NYU Professor Gráinne de Búrca, author of Reframing Human Rights in a Turbulent Era (OUP, 2021). Professor de Búrca will be joined in conversation by UNSW Professor Ben Golder. The event is co-hosted by the Australian Human Rights Institute and chaired by its Director, Professor Justine Nolan.

Professor Gráinne de Búrca is Florence Ellinwood Allen Professor of Law at New York University, Faculty Director, Hauser Global Law School and Director of the Jean Monnet Centre for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice. She has written widely on questions of European constitutional law and governance, human rights and discrimination, and international relations.

Professor Ben Golder teaches and researches in the fields of critical legal theory, political theory, and human rights at UNSW. He is the author of Foucault and the Politics of Rights (Stanford) and is working on a book manuscript for Cambridge University Press called Human Rights after Humanism: The Politics of Postfoundationalism.

Professor Justine Nolan is the Director of the Australian Human Rights Institute and a Professor in the Faculty of Law and Justice at UNSW Sydney. She has published widely on business and human rights and her latest book, Addressing Modern Slavery (2019) (with M. Boersma) examines how consumers, business and government are both part of the problem and the solution in curbing modern slavery in global supply chains