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Statute of Universal Declaration of Human Rights 
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Adopted and proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following pages. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories."PREAMBLE

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,

Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.Article 1.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2.

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Article 3.

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Article 4.

No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Article 5.

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 6.

Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Article 7.

All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Article 8.

Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Article 9.

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 10.

Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.

Article 11.

(1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.

(2) No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.

Article 12.

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

Article 13.

(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.

(2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

Article 14.

(1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.

(2) This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Article 15.

(1) Everyone has the right to a nationality.

(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.

Article 16.

(1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.(2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.

(3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

Article 17.

(1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.

(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

Article 18.

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Article 19.

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Article 20.

(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

(2) No one may be compelled to belong to an association.

Article 21.

(1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.(2) Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.

(3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

Article 22.

Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.

Article 23.

(1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.(2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.(3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.

(4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

Article 24.

Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

Article 25.

(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

(2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.

Article 26.

(1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.(2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.

(3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

Article 27.

(1) Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.

(2) Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

Article 28.

Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.

Article 29.

(1) Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.(2) In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.

(3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Article 30.

Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.

 

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2014 Events

7
May

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion and screening of the film 'Change the World' organised by University of Hull

Date: Wednesday 7th May

Time: 4 pm

Venue: University of Hull

Contact: Cornelia Beyer
c.beyer@hull.ac.uk


27
Sept

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion and screening of the film 'Change the World' organised by UNA Bexhill and Hastings

Date: Saturday, 27th September, 2014

Time: Starts 10:30am

Venue: TBC

Contact: Linda Bailey
lrbailey@sky.com


9
Oct

Uniting for peace Annual Erskine Childers Lecture 2014

Conference theme: UN, Human Rights, Democracy and Peace

Keynote Speaker:
Alfred de Zayas

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion and screening of the film 'Change the World'

Date: Thursday 9th October

Time: 18:00 - 20:30

Venue:
Hilton London Euston
17-18 Upper Woburn Place
London WC1H OHT

Contact: Vijay Mehta
vijay@vmpeace.org


 

25
Nov

Uniting for Peace Annual Conference

Date: Tuesday 25 November

Time: 6 pm - 9 pm

Venue: House of Lords, Room 4a

Theme
Who rules the world ?


Flash points and power rivalries from Europe to Far East


Speakers to be announced

Contact: for further information contact Vijay Mehta at vijay@vmpeace.org


2014 Past Events

 

29
Mar

A New Momentum for Peace - No Syria Intervention - What Next?

UK's Ethical Foreign Policy - After No War on Syria can soft power prevail ?

Saturday 29 March

Time: 10.30 am - 4.30 pm


Venue: Wesley’s Chapel
49 City Road
London EC1Y 1AU

Contact: info@unitingforpeace.com

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27
Mar

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion and screening of the Film 'Change the World' organised by Cardiff and District UNA

Date:
Thursday 27 March

Time:
7 pm start

Venue:
Temple of Peace,
King Edward VII Avenue,
Cardiff,
South Glamorgan
CF10 3AP

Contact:

Robin Attfield AttfieldR@cardiff.ac.uk


 

4
Mar

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion and screening of the film 'Change the World' organised by University of Liverpool

Date: Tuesday 4 March 2014

Time: 3.30 - 5.00 pm

Venue: TBC

Contact: Dr Philip Leech
philip.leech@liverpool.ac.uk


27
Feb

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion and screening of the film 'Change the World' organised by Manchester Model United Nations Society

Date: Thursday 27 February

Time: starts 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Venue:
University of Manchester
University Place, Room 1.218,
Oxford Road,
Manchester, M13 9PL

Contact: Heena Mohammed
heena.mohammed@student.manchester.ac.uk


 

18
Feb

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion organised by Clare Politics, Clare College, Cambridge

Date: Tuesday 18 February

Time: Starts 8 pm

Venue: Clare College, Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TL

Contact: Adam Terry
ajt84@cam.ac.uk


 

13
Feb

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion organised by North Staffordshire UNA Youth

Date: Thursday 13 February

Time: Starts at 4 pm

Venue: Newcastle Under Lyme School, Mount Pleasant, Newcastle Under Lyme, ST5 1DB

Contact: Reece Edmonds
redmonds1994@gmail.com


30
Jan

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion organised by UN Society at SOAS

Date: Thursday 30 January

Time: Starts at 6.00 pm

Venue: Room No. VG06, Vernon Square Campus, SOAS, London WC1X 9EW

Contact: Rahim Lakhani
573943@soas.ac.uk


23
Jan

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion organised by University of Westminister Department of Politics and International Relations

Date: Thursaday 23 January

Time: Starts 6.00 pm

Venue: 32 - 38 Well Street, London, W1T 3UW (Top floor)

Contact: Aidan Hehir a.hehir@westminister.ac.uk


 

5 - 7
Jan

Towards a Nonviolent Future: Seeking Realistic Models for Peaceful Co-existence and Sustainablity organised by Anuvrat Global Organisation (Anuvibha)
Jaipur, India

Anuvibha Jaipur Kendra, Opposite Gaurav Tower, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, India

Contact:
S L Gandhi
slgandhi@hotmail.com

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2013 Past Events

04
Dec

Race, Faith and World Peace

Time: 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Venue: Hilton London Euston
17-18 Upper Woburn Palace
London WC1H 0HT

Distinguished speakers:

Contact:
Vijay Mehta - vijay@vmpeace.org
0207 377 2111

Brain Cooper: 0131 446 9545

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02
Dec

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion organised by The Grimshaw Club.

Time: 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm

Venue: London School of Economics, The LSESU Grimshaw International Relations Club, Clement House 2.02

Contact: Valerie Tang
E-mail: V.W.Tang@lse.ac.uk

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25
Nov

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion organised by UNA Gloucestershire County & Quaker Peace Group

Time: 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Venue: Cheltenham Friends Meeting House, Cheltenham Gloucestershire

Contact: Christopher Dickenson,
+44 (0)1242 870260, Alison Crane sowsider@yahoo.co.uk

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21
Nov

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion hosted by DEVsoc and PSI society

Time: 7.00 pm

Venue: Arts 01.02 (a lecture theatre) on UEA (University of East Anglia) campus, Norwich Research Park, Norwich

Contact: Louisa Fenwick
Louisa.Fenwick@uea.ac.uk


20
Nov

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion hosted by Tavistock Peace Action Group

Time: 19:30 Start

Venue: Tavistock United Reformed Church, Russell St, Tavistock
Devon PL19 8BD

Contact: Ginny Davies
z200@onetel.com

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14
Nov

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion organised by London Metropolitian University

Time: 2 - 4 pm

Venue: Calcutta House, CM4-2 Old Castle Street, E1 7NT

Contact: Please contact Tiffany at: munlondonmet@gmail.com


13 - 25
Nov

UNA Westminister Hosting Film Festival

Time, venue details and synopses
www.wethepeoples.org.uk

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For further details contact:
David Wardrop, e-mail: davidwardrop@bulldoghome.com


13
Nov

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion organised by The York University Green Party

Time: 18:30 Start

Speaker: Vijay Mehta, Author of the Economics of killing

Venue: V/N/123 Vanbrugh College, University of York, Heslington, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 5DD

Contact: Alfie Van den Bos - politics@theyorker.co.uk


12
Nov

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion organised by RUHL, Diplomatic Society

Time: 18:00 start

Speaker: Vijay Mehta, Author of the Economics of killing

Venue: Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey (Room to be decided, please email Maria for details)

Contact: Maria Rodriguez Schaap - dipsoc@gmail.com


07
Nov

Unting for Peace Annual Conference The Real Agenda: Syria, Mali and DRC - Terrorism, or Resource Wars ?

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05
Nov

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion organised by Schumacher College

20:00 start

Schumacher College, The Old Postern, Dartington Hall, Totnes, TQ9 6EA

For more details about the Spiritual Activism course - sustaining the path of non-violence click here


03
Nov

Peace Service 2013

Time: 3 pm

Address: Dover Unitarian Church,
Adrian Street, Dover, CT17 9AT

Led by Andreas Weisner Uniting for Peace

Contact: Andreas Weisner,
01227 637135,
Mobile: 07960 684 758

Email: andreas.weisner@talktalk.net


24
Oct

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion organised by: Philosophy Politics and Economics, University of Oxford

Time: 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Speaker: Vijay Mehta, Author of the Economics of killing

Venue: Corpus Christi Auditorium, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JF

Contact: Eve McQuillian - eve.mcquillian@some.ox.ac.uk


16
Oct

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion by Cambridge Hub
Cambridge, UK

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08
Oct

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion organised by Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

19:00 Start

Venue: Wellington Church Library, 77 South Park Avenue, Glassgow, G12 8LE

Contact: Flavia T
e-mail: flavia@banthebomb.org

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02
Oct


The Economics of Killing Book Discussion organised by Queen Mary University and Medact
London, UK

18:00 - 19:30

Morris Lecture Theatre
Robin Brooke Centre
Barts Hospital West Smithfield
London EC1A 7BE

Contact:
David McCoy
d.mccoy@ucl.ac.uk


 

October / November

Quakers in York
Talking of Peace

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28
September

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion hosted by UNA Lymington
UK

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26
September

Concord College and UNA Shropshire welcomes you to a book discussion on Vijay Mehta’s latest book: The Economics of Killing

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22
September

Sunday Lecture: The Economics of Killing 11:00

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents Sunday Lecture: The Economics of Killing - Vijay Mehta

Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

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21 - 22
September

UNITING for PEACE - September Peace Days 2013

UN Peace Day September 21 - Peacemaking Sunday September 22

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20 - 21
September


The Peace & Anti-War
Movement on the eve of the first world war - lessons for
today

Friends Meeting House, Mount Street. Manchester, UK

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20
September

CANCELLED

Due to unavoidable circumstances the Annual Erskine Childers lecture 2013 has been cancelled.

The Series of Annual Erskine Childers lecture for 2014 will continue.

Uniting for Peace apologises for any inconvenience

2013 Annual Erskine Childers lecture, United Nations and European Union - can they work together for peace, democracy and rule of law ?
Hilton, London


 

17
September

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion organised by London Campaign Against Arms Trade

6.30pm start

London CAAT,
Unit4, 5-7 Wells Terrace,
London N4 3JU

Contact: Ian Pocock
email: londoncaat@riseup.net


14
September

Pope John XXIII’s Landmark Document, Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) organised by NATIONAL JUSTICE & PEACE NETWORK (NJPN)

Speaker
Vijay Mehta, author of The Economics of Killing

St Columba, Plas Newton Lane, Chester CH2 1SA

Contact:
Ann Kelly - admin@justice-and-peace.org.uk


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Read Vijay's Lecture
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13 - 15
September

IPB (International Peace Bureau) Triennial gathering, Stockholm

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04
September

“THE ECONOMICS OF KILLING” book discussion organised by London Region CND

Speaker:
Vijay Mehta, author of The Economics of Killing

Time:: 20:00 - 21:00
Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

Contact: David Polden - david.lrcnd@cnduk.org


 

02
September

BIG Blockade
of AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) Burghfield

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25
July

“THE ECONOMICS OF KILLING” book discussion organised by Peace News Summer Camp,
Norfolk, UK

16:30 - 18:30

Woolsey Bridge Fields, Burston Road, Diss., Norfolk

Contact:
Milan Rai
editorial@peacenews.info


17
July


New Economics Foundation London is hosting The Economics of Killing book discussion event at
3 Jonathon Street,
London SE11 5NH
UK

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29
June

Social History Society, London is hosting The Economics of Killing Book Discussion Event
at the Marchmont Centre, London, UK

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27
June

A book discussion on Prof. Akbar Ahmed's book 'The Thistle and the Drone' at the House of Lords

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27
June

UfP Churches & Inter-Faith for Peace cordially invite you to:
2013 Edinburgh INTER-FAITH EVENT for WORLD PEACE
Annual Summer Occasion
' REFLECTION and ACTION -- for PEACE

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14
June

"The Role of India's North - East in Global Development"

An event hosted by Friends of Assam and Seven Sisters in association with Nehru Centre (the Cultural Wing of Indian High Commission) and Tea Board of India as a part of "Celebrate Assam"

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07
June

Dutch Student Association Netherlands is hosting The Economics of Killing Book Discussion Event
Utrecht, Netherlands

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04
June

UNA Blackheath and Greenwich Branch is hosting The Economics of Killing Book Discussion Event at The Old Bakehouse, Bennett Park, 11 Blackheath Village SE3 9LA (opp. Blackheath Station)

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01
May

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion Event hosted by Bristol University MUN Society
Bristol, UK

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02
May

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion Event hosted by Southampton Hub
Southampton, UK

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20
Apr


Uniting for Peace Spring Conference and AGM
Linking 2D's Democracy and Development for Peace
London, UK

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05
Mar

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion

University of Warwick
Coventry, UK

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02
Feb

Faith and Peace -
Middle East and Pakistan
Edinburgh, UK

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25
Jan

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion by Oxford Hub
Oxford, UK

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17 - 19
Jan

Human Rights and International Peace Keeping: From Military Intervention to local Anti-violence Efforts

Conference Hosted by: NUCHR
Northwestern University Campus

Evanston, Illinois, USA
Read Lecture


 

2012 Past Events

8
Dec

Commeration of the Nobel Peace Day

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16
Nov

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion Event

New Delhi, India

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20
Nov

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion Event

Mumbai, MH 400001, India

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22
Nov

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion Event

Hyderbad - 500 082, India

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23
Oct

The Economics of Killing Book Launch Discussion

University of Bristol

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20
Oct

Called to be Peacemakers Conference 2012 - 'Money, Power
and Peace'

Euston Road, London, UK

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4
Oct

The Economics of Killing Book Launch Discussion

University of Sussex,
Brighton, East Sussex, UK

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21st
Sept

Celebrate International Day of Peace

I N V I T A T I O N: United Nations International Day of Peace 2012

Liverpool, UK

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21st - 23rd
Sept

Peace Days 2012
Edinburgh, UK

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18
Sept

The Economics of Killing Book Discussion Event

Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh

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Past Events

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