Prisoners of war and Human Rights in Europe before Geneva: 17th-19th centuries

by simon.robinson


Between the 17th and 19th centuries, new political conceptions of Human Rights developed. In a context of effervescence of political and philosophical conceptions and conflicts, through the contributions of recognised experts in the field from different countries, we will come to know how they affected those who were also almost anonymous protagonists in armed conflicts: the prisoners of war.

This workshop aims to highlight the social perspective and focus on human rights before becoming law. Every delegate will have twenty minutes to speak, and then some time to discuss, compare ideas and points of view among all. Topics of interest for submission include but are not limited to: 

- Law and Human Rights.

- Development of Ius bello between 17th-19th centuries towards captives.

- Different kinds of captivity

- Women and captivity by war.

- Health care and humanity towards prisoners of war.

- Relationship civil population-prisoners of war

- Relationship local authorities-prisoners of war.

The delegates already confirmed are the following:

- Prof. Lucien Bély, Université Paris-Sorbonne

- Dr. Elodie Duché, York St. John University

- Dr. Erica Chartes, University of Oxford

- Prof. Charles Esdaile, University of Liverpool

- Dr. Antonio José Rodríguez Hernández, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED, Madrid).

- Dr. Katherine Astbury, University of Warwick.

- Dr. Margaret Charleroy, University of Warwick.

- Dr. Evaristo C. Martínez-Radío Garrido, University of Warwick


Contact: Dr. Evaristo C. Martínez-Radío Garrido = Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 3462

Venue: Radcliffe House Campus Map:


Online / Webinar

02 Feb 2018


Event Start Date
02 Feb 2018

Event End Date
02 Feb 2018

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