GCU and SCVO launch human rights debates series

06 June 2012

GCU and SCVO launch human rights debates series

GCU hosts human rights debates series

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) are launching a series of third sector debates on Human Rights, featuring guest speakers from Alzheimer Scotland, Amnesty International and Oxfam.

Taking place at Glasgow Caledonian University on Monday 11th June, the first event will include Henry Simmons, Chief Executive of Alzheimer Scotland, John Dalrymple, Director of Neighbourhood Networks, Morag Gillespie, Research Fellow in the Scottish Poverty Information Unit at Glasgow Caledonian University, and Lucy McTernan, Director of SCVO.

Speakers will lead a debate with the theme: “Is the third sector part of a human rights movement or part of the apparatus of state service delivery?”

On Tuesday 26th June in Edinburgh, the debate theme will be “Does citizenship empower or limit human rights?”

This event will be led by Shabnum Mustapha, Programme Director for Scotland at Amnesty International, Jatin Haria, Director of the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights, and David Cameron, Director of Community Land Scotland.

The final event will focus on human rights, poverty and the economy. Taking place at Glasgow Caledonian University on Thursday 28th June, this event is entitled “Do we really want a Scotland free of poverty?”

The speakers will be Katherine Trebeck, Research & Policy Advisor UK Poverty Programme (Scotland) at Oxfam, Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance, Martin Johnstone, Chief Executive of Faith in Community Scotland, and Dr Stephen Sinclair, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at Glasgow Caledonian University.

All three events link into the unique MSc in Citizenship and Human Rights programme, developed by GCU and the SCVO.

For more details and to register, click here. Places are free but limited. Priority will be given to third sector participants.