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PPi Distinguished Speaker Event: Claire Moon, LSE: Human Rights, Human Remains
This lecture will address the rise in importance of the dead body to investigations of atrocity. It will speak to three things: first, the use of forensic science to make the dead body ‘speak’ to atrocity; second, the social and political significance of human remains; and third, the implications for human rights. Specifically, it will explore whether it is possible to claim, now, that the dead have human rights.
The lecture takes place from 6.30pm to 8pm in the Main Hall, International Politics Building. If you would like to join us for dinner afterwards, please email Kieran Holland (firstname.lastname@example.org). A follow-up extended seminar with Claire will be held the following day from 10am to 12 noon in the ILLCA meeting room in the Hugh Owen Building, Level E. There is no need to prepare anything for the seminar, and you are welcome to join us even if you can’t make the lecture, and to drop in and out if you can’t make the whole event.
Claire Moon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Senior Research Associate in the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE. She has degrees in Literature, International Relations and Politics. Her research spans the sociologies of politics, crime, law, violence, knowledge and science. Drawing on atrocities and their redress as an empirical backdrop, she explores the nation, justice and human rights. She has written on transitional justice, reparations, war trauma, humanitarianism, human rights reporting, and science and human rights and is currently working on a second monograph on forensic investigations of mass graves. Her work has addressed the cases of South Africa and Argentina and is currently focused on Mexico.