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“The Palermo Protocols and the stateless and force displaced children” at the Legal World Series

On 5th March 2018, ICO Research Fellow Tanya Herring made a presentation on “The Palermo Protocols and the stateless and force displaced children” at the Legal World Series – Africa and Asia. For more see Bangor Law School’s Legal World Series  …

Part four Hungary: A 3-Country Scholarly Research on Achieving Peaceful Self-Determination through Legal Empowerment for Forced-Migrants, Displaced Persons, and Vulnerable Children

Part #4, Final 2017 Segment, Bangor University Law School and Wales Observatory for Youth and Human Rights – ‘Children Displaced Across Borders’ Project Hungary Field-research As a representative from Bangor University Law, Research Fellow with the International Communities Organization, and Researcher with Bangor/Swansea…

Part three Serbia: A 3-Country Scholarly Research on Achieving Peaceful Self-Determination through Legal Empowerment for Forced-Migrants, Displaced Persons, and Vulnerable Children

Part #3 Serbia: Bangor University Law School and Wales Observatory for Youth and Human Rights – ‘Children Displaced Across Borders’ Project Serbia Field-research  During the Fall academic year in 2017, Human Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child…

Part two Russia: A 3-Country Scholarly Research on Achieving Peaceful Self-Determination through Legal Empowerment for Forced-Migrants, Displaced Persons, and Vulnerable Children

Part #2: Moscow, Russia ‘New Trends and Directions of Migration’ The second segment of this field-research series begins with the ‘New Trends and Directions of Migration’ as a colloquia held October 26-27, 2017 at the National Research University Higher School of Economics…

Part one: A 3-Country Scholarly Research on Achieving Peaceful Self-Determination through Legal Empowerment for Forced-Migrants, Displaced Persons, and Vulnerable Children/ Russia, Serbia, and Hungary

The Context. As a research fellow, I approach the study of human rights and forced migration as a multidisciplinary, international, and multi-sectoral practice that incorporates academic, practitioner, agency and local perspectives. The aim of the study is to develop a…

Working as an intern with the International Communities Organisation, was an opportunity that has impacted positively on my academic and professional life. Interning as a Project Worker at the ICO, while studying for my postgraduate degree in Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice at the University of Keele, UK; helped me to practically understand the theories and varied knowledge in human rights.

Also, I liked that fact that interns were given the opportunity to grow as budding professionals and were encouraged to work independently as well as a member of a team with others from a diverse background. What particularly attracted me to work with ICO, was their focus on advocating for the protection of human rights of minority groups, such as ethnic minorities across Europe.

D. Addai, 2017 (MA in Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice, University of Keele)

Working with ICO was a very enriching experience and I learned a lot during this whole process, knowledge that will help me in my professional life when I return to Colombia. After my experience with ICO, I have a different conception of the work of NGOs, now I consider them as the main allies of the populations in situation of vulnerability, and as the principal organisations that advocate for the respect and guarantee of the human rights, seeking to fill the gap left by the omission or weakness of the state.

I. Torres, 2016 (MA in Human Rights Policy and Practice, Roehampton University)