Human Rights Research Network


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Gent ICC – international convention center
Familie van Rysselberghedreef 2, 9000 Ghent

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to attend the conference and give a presentation via livestream or must one go to Ghent University in order to participate?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to attend the conference or give a presentation online. All attendance will be physical.

My submission for the conference has been accepted. What are now the next steps?

The next step is to register for the conference in order to secure your spot in the program. This needs to be done before 20/08/23. In order to register please click here.

The program will be finalized by September 2023. Then you will be able to see in which session your contribution has been scheduled.

Will the conference be held exclusively in English?

The language of all plenary sessions will be English. For the parallel sessions proposals can be submitted in other languages. In that case, please indicate this in the abstract of your submission.

Will there be any travel funding for Global South scholars?

Delegates with a low income can apply for funding for accommodation expenses and/or a conference fee waiver.
For the moment, there is no funding available to cover travel costs for delegates from the Global South.

Will we be required to write a paper following the conference?

This is not mandatory. Some thematic streams will make proposals for publications resulting from the presentations given at the conference, but participation in these publications is voluntary.

Is it possible to attend the conference without giving a presentation or organising a conference activity?

Yes. Registration will open soon both for delegates who will only attend and for delegates who give a presentation or organise an activity.

Can I attend the conference if I am not a lawyer/legal expert?

Yes. It is our explicit goal to make the conference as inter- and transdisciplinary as possible. Hence, people with any background are more than welcome to share ideas around Human Rights from any perspective.

Can I make a donation to contribute to the conference costs?

Yes. In this case, please send an e-mail to and indicate ‘donation’ in the title of your message.