Roundtable Discussion: Ethics, Human Rights and Health
|Starts:||15:00 27 Apr 2016|
|Ends:||17:00 27 Apr 2016|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, University staff|
|Speaker:||Dr Lisa Ficklin, Jared Ficklin, Natalie Wilkins, Rose Ssali|
This roundtable has been designed in accordance with the curriculum of the module "SALC72000 Ethics, Human Rights and Health", and in particular to the issues of access to human rights protection for displaced people, prisoners and women who have experienced Female Genial Mutilation (FGM).
This is an open event to any University of Manchester student or staff who are interested in these issues.
The speakers will have up to 15 minutes each to reflect on their professional experiences. The floor will then be open to questions and discussion.
Dr Lisa Ficklin
Role: Lecturer in Disaster Management ,HCRI. Course convener of SALC72000 Ethics, Human Rights and Health
Organisation: The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI)
Biography: Lisa completed a BSc in Biological Sciences with Environmental Resource Management at the University of Warwick (2001), a MSc in International Development at the University of Bath (2002) and a PhD in Human Geography at the University of Manchester (2012). She has worked as a Teaching Fellow at both the University of Manchester (2012-2013) and Lancaster University (2013-2014), and has just completed a Research Fellowship at the University of Leeds (2014-2015). She joined the HCRI in May 2015. Lisa’s research focuses on disaster capitalism and the post-disaster political space in Nicaragua; and policy pathways that combine disaster risk reduction with climate adaptation and sustainable development in Swaziland, South Africa and Cuba.
Role: Lecturer and practising barrister
Organisation: The University of Liverpool, and Garden Court North Chambers
Biography: Jared is a lecturer at the University of Liverpool, a practising barrister at Garden Court North Chambers and holds an MSc in International Development. He is also Co-Director of the Liverpool Law Clinic, a legal practice in the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool that provides pro bono legal services to the community including a specialist service for stateless people and refugees. Jared’s practice focusses on human rights in the contexts of asylum and immigration, prison law and children. This includes international protection, treatment standards and rehabilitation thresholds for prisoners, and children’s rights in immigration status determination procedures. His scholarship is based on asylum status adjudication and reconciling theories of administrative decision-making with the adversarial court process.
Organisation: Garden Court North Chambers
Biography: Natalie is a barrister at Garden Court North Chambers in Manchester who specialises in asylum and immigration, family and housing law. She is particularly interested in family cases with an immigration overlap or involving international or human rights issues such as international abduction, forced marriage and female genital mutilation. Natalie did a masters in international relations at Johns Hopkins University SAIS where she specialised in conflict management and international law and then worked for NGOs and the UN in South Sudan, Uganda and the United States.
Role: Projects Coordinator
Organisation: AFRUCA Manchester
Biography: Rose is the Projects Coordinator for AFRUCA Manchester. AFRUCA - Africans Unite Against Child Abuse,is a charity established in 2001 to promote the rights and welfare of African Children in the UK through partnership work with statutory and community organisations by providing training and engaging communities,parents and carers to tackle cultural practices that are abusive like Female Genital Mutilation FGM, Witchcraft & Juju, Child Trafficking and Domestic servitude and also work with parents to understand UK Child Protection laws.Rose has led the research team for AFRUCA’s research and report 'Voices of the Community - Exploring Female Genital Mutilation in Grater Manchester' which worked with 10 African communities and speaks on the cultural perspective on FGM to communities and professionals at events, conferences and the communities. Rose has 12 years’ experience working with charity and voluntary sector in Greater Manchester and London.
Travel and Contact Information
Graduate School Training Room, C1.18
Ellen Wilkinson Building