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School of Law

Right to Housing: Law, Concepts, Possibilities - Dr Jessie Hohmann, John Gallagher, Jamie Burton and Professor Van Bueren

7 March 2013

Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Venue: Room 210, Law Building, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

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The Human Rights Collegium (HRC) at Queen Mary is delighted to invite you to a special lecture and book launch of The Right to Housing, Law, Concepts, Possibilities by Jessie Hohmann.

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren will chair a panel presentation on the challenges of realising the right to housing, with Dr Jessie Hohmann, Lecturer in Law at Queen Mary, John Gallagher, Principal Solicitor at Shelter and Jamie Burton, Trustee of Just Fair and Barrister, Doughty St Chambers.

Dr Hohmann took up a lectureship with Queen Mary in September 2012, after completing a British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge. 

Her new book represents a major contribution to the scholarship on an under-studied and ill-defined right. In terms of content, it provides a much needed exploration of the right to housing. In approach it offers a new framework for argument within which the right to housing, as well as other under-theorised and contested rights, can be reconsidered, reconnecting human rights with the social conditions of their violation, and hence with the reasons for their existence.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception to which all attendees are invited.

CPD Points

This is a CPD accredited event.

How to Book

This event is free to attend but registration is essential. Please book online to reserve your place.


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We would like to thank Hart Publishing for their generous support of this event.

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