Dr Andrew Fagan

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Dr Andrew Fagan

Human Rights Centre

University of Essex

Colchester, UK

Dr Andrew Fagan has been teaching human rights at Essex since 1998 and is currently Director of Postgraduate Studies at the Human Rights Centre. He has also taught in Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, South East Asia and South America, and was one of the first academics in the world to provide human rights training in Myanmar. He is currently working on a book entitled Human Rights and Cultural Diversity due for publication in 2017.

Dr Fagan has national radio experience and has written for The Conversation.

https://www.essex.ac.uk/hrc/staff/profile.aspx?ID=214

Key Subjects

International human rights norms/standards - conflict with values, beliefs and customs of cultures that do not adhere to those international rights, eg indigenous people, communities in the developing world, the middle east. Why those conflicts arise and bridging the gap. The relationship between gender rights and gender identity globally. eg the acceptance, by women in some cultures of things like domestic violence. He is interested in the perception that the western world is incompatible with Islamic culture. Human rights in Burma and, more widely, violent Buddhism in south east Asia (Sri Lanka and Thailand specifically). Homophobia, hate speech and discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.

Languages

English

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