Requests for Information: 27 April – 3 May 2009

Added May 13, 2009: Request no 2 has its text changed (see below)!

Received by mail:
From: Global HR-Education
Date: 07/05/2009

Dear members, Below is a compilation of requests for information sent to the Global Human Rights Education listserv during the past week. At the bottom of each request you will find an e-mail address, so that you can respond to the request directly.

1. LOOKING FOR FEEDBACK ABOUT LEGAL ENGLISH AND HUMAN RIGHTS, Dear colleagues, Within the ongoing Bolonia process, some Spanish academic institutions, including my own university, are designing new ‘compatible’ curricula for postgraduate human rights programmes. I am carrying out a survey on the ongoing approches to the subject of Legal English, and more precisely Human Rights English and I would very much appreciate some feedback on this matter. In particular I am very much interested in the academic and professional background (Law and/or Languages) of lecturers and teachers. Thanks in advance, Pablo Gutiérrez Vega, Profesor Asociado, Departamento de Ciencias Juridicas Basicas, Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Sevilla, E-41004 Sevilla, Tel.: +34 954556474/656486695, Fax: + 34 954551300, E-mail.


CORRECTION received with another newsletter on 12/05/2009:
[***Moderator’s note: This message is a correction of a request for information posted on 7 May 2009. Please see the clarified message and updated contact information related to this project. We apologise for our error and for the inconvenience.***]
We replace the old text with the following one:

2. Network of scientists to volunteer expertise to human rights organisations:

  • Dear colleagues, “On-call” Scientists is a network of scientists who are ready to volunteer their time and expertise to human rights organizations in need of science and scientific know how. Nearly 200 scientists, from a variety of disciplines, are enrolled in the program.
  • As a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), we are able to recruit scientists from all fields: behavioral, life, physical and social sciences, as well as engineers. We are now reaching out to human rights organizations that need a scientist or scientific expertise to let them know that we are in a position to help them identify possible volunteers.
  • If your human rights organization has a project that requires a scientist, we invite you to submit a Request for a Volunteer via our website: Projects will have to be very specific in terms of objectives, time-frame, location, and the like.
  • We look forward to the opportunity to help advance your human rights work through science.

Yours sincerely, Mona Younis, Ph.D., Director, Science and Human Rights Program, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005 USA, Tel: +1 202 326 6795, Fax: +1 202 289 4950, E-mail, Website.


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