social practice of human rights
our biannual conference, the social practice of human rights sphr provides a unique space for scholars and practitioners to engage in collaboration, dialogue and critical analysis of human rights advocacy and practice, locally and globally. sphr conversations forge alliances and help set agendas for research, advocacy and action.
capture important research trends across disciplines
enable critical reflection on research on and for advocacy
bridge the divide between scholars and practitioners
#sphr19 convenes to address high-risk threats that present themselves with unprecedented urgency. it will be our task to reinvigorate collaborative efforts with hope and vigor, building sustainable movements and disruptive methods even when it means, to quote pope francis, “going against the grain.”
sphr 2017 explored challenges to advocacy posed by racism, xenophobia, other forms of extremism, and what pope francis has termed “the globalization of indifference.”view sphr 2017 events
from research panels and roundtables to keynote addresses and plenaries, sphr 2015 focused on the sustainable development goals.view sphr 2015 events
sphr 2013 presenters engaged in constructive critique of the human rights movement to strengthen the human rights movement’s capacity to confront emerging threats to human dignity and rights.view sphr 2013 events
what is the social practice of human rights?
sphr bridges the conventional scholar-practitioner divide by focusing on the space in between. this volume brings together cutting-edge chapters that together set a new agenda for research, grounded in the practice of critical self-reflection on the strategies that drive communities dedicated to the advocacy and implementation of human rights.view edited volume