IPRA 2016



26th IPRA International General Conference on




November 27th -1st December, 2016   


 Theme of the Conference:  AGENDA FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT:  Conflict Prevention, Post-Conflict Transformation, and the Conflict, Disaster and Sustainable Development Debate  


Human Rights and Human Security Commission


The Human Rights and Human Security Commission looks into the transformation of human security framework as a result of political, economic, and environmental dynamics which need to be explored and identified through traditional and contemporary scholarly perspectives. Human Security framework received a global attention in 1994 Human Development Report which also shares the similar concerns with the Human Rights approach such as:  people-centred, universality, interdependence, indivisibility; prevention and protection. The dynamic and interdisciplinary nature of two concepts will continue to attract new researchers and practitioners in this field continue to investigate and deepen our understanding of the relationship between human rights, human security and peace through the lenses of the values such as justice, equality, security and ethics. The Human Rights and Human Security is explored within larger area of research and practice; such as legal, political, social, economic, cultural, environmental domains.

Human Rights and Human Security Commission-Call for Papers

The Human Rights and Human Security Commission is now accepting individual papers, panel discussions and paper sessions for competitive review. The Commission is looking for theoretical or empirical works focused on research and practice on the study of the following topics: Reframing the relationship between Human Rights and Human Security frameworks; addressing the categories of threats to human security in conflict and post-conflict societies ; challenges of traditional concept of national security and/or sovereignty in the transformation of Human Security framework; national/military security versus human security in anti-terrorism legislations; Human Security and humanitarian intervention in conflict and/or post-conflict countries; Human Security and international displacement of populations in conflict and/or post-conflict regions; genocide and mass crimes; Human Security and the Environment; Disaster Management and Human Security. All scholarly methodological approaches and theoretical orientations applied to Human Rights, Human Security, peace resolution based on justice and rights are welcome.

The Human Rights and Human Security Commission also welcomes submissions that contribute to research, theory building, teaching and scholarship on the practice on Human Rights and Human Security in conflict or post-conflict regions. Submissions may be empirical, theoretical, methodological, or exploratory in nature. In alignment with IPRA’s conference theme of Conflict Prevention, Post-Conflict Transformation, and the Conflict, Disaster and Sustainable Development Debate”, special consideration will be given to papers and panels that strive to build or strengthen lasting partnerships and relationships between the academy and organizations that promote Human Rights and Human Security in the field. This may include nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), governmental organizations, philanthropic organizations, etc.


Three types of submissions will be considered: abstracts, individual papers, and panel discussions. Where appropriate, submissions should be written according to a scholarly style manual. The same submission should not be submitted to more than one Commission. Any double submission will be automatically removed from the system. In order to accommodate audio-visual needs, please indicate specific equipment needs during the submission process. Please make the request only if necessary. Student papers should be clearly identified in the header. All submissions should be completed by uploading your completed form into the central submission database on the IPRA 2016 Conference web site. Abstracts or panel proposals should be included in the Application Form but completed papers should be sent as attachments at least two months before the conference. To ensure blind review, ALL NAMES MUST BE REMOVED from the abstracts or panel proposals before they are uploaded in the application form. Any abstract or panel proposal with names or affiliations of the author(s) will be removed from the review process.

For specific details regarding types of submissions see below:


Abstract should include a title and should be between  300 and 500 words addressing the purpose of the research, the goals, methods, and the type of data.


Proposals for panel discussions should include the title of the submission, description of the panel and how it will be conducted, presenters’ names and institutional affiliations, and a 1-2 page panel rationale which explains the justification for the panel. Please also include abstracts from the individual contributors to the panel. Preference will be given to proposals featuring participants from different institutions.


Completed paper submissions due two months before the conference should include a title and a 100-150 word abstract.

For more information about IPRA, the 2016 conference, or to submit an application form, abstract or proposal, go to www.ipra2016.org or http://iprapeace.org/



  • Senthan Selvarajah -- (Northumbria University, UK)
  • Di Luo --(Northumbria University, UK)
  • Brima Bah, University of Sierra Leone, SL 



  • Ibrahim Seaga Shaw—Northumbria University, UK
  • Senthan Selvarajah—Northumbria University, UK