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Centre for Social Justice and Global Responsibility


We seek to examine the sources, nature and impact of social injustice, inequality and exclusion, both nationally and internationally

Leader: Professor Craig Barker, Professor of International Law and Dean, School of Law and Social Sciences

We are a centre of excellence for the development of internationally recognised and critically engaged research into the separate, but linked, themes of social justice and global responsibility.

Building on the work of the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research , and drawing on established links to academics, civil society and governments, we seek to examine critically the sources, nature and impact of social injustice, inequality and exclusion nationally and throughout the world.

In this time of global disruption, we provide a focal point for innovative and critical engagement with social and political responses to the changing landscapes of the twenty-first century.

Our themes are embedded in the research of a diverse group of scholars who are experts in human rights, education, law, criminology, history, international relations, politics, sociology, housing, planning and geography. These themes facilitate collaborative research with established partnerships in academia such as the Bartlett School of Planning (UCL), Goldsmiths College, as well as civic institutions such as The Fawcett Society, Runneymede Trust and the Youth Violence Commission. We support the production and dissemination of interdisciplinary research which promotes cross-cultural understanding.

Our members are engaged in highly impactful research:

  • Professor Gaim Kibreab has given evidence to immigration officials from the EEA member states on Eritrean refugees
  • as a result of her work on existing prostitution, Dr Helen Easton has been invited by the UK Home Office to help them develop their understanding of the current extent and nature of prostitution in England and Wales.
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