Brill Nijhoff teams up with the Human Rights Law Centre at the University of Nottingham for Brill’s Adopt a Library Program

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Brill, the international scholarly publisher, in collaboration with the Human Rights Law Centre at the University of Nottingham donated over 300 books to the library of the newly established University of Khartoum Human Rights Centre in Sudan.

The donation is part of Brill’s Adopt a Library Program and focuses on the areas of its international and human rights law imprint Brill Nijhoff. Each year the company donates a collection of frontlist titles to one or more libraries in developing countries.

The Human Rights Law Centre at the University of Nottingham helped establish the new Human Rights Centre at the University of Khartoum and strengthens it as one of the few centers in the region promoting and researching human rights.

At the inauguration of the Human Rights Centre and the opening of its new library at the end of May, the Brill donation was symbolically handed over by Ms Agnes Flues, co-ordinator of the Human Rights Law Centre at the University of Nottingham to Dr Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker, the director of the University of Khartoum Human Rights Centre.

Professor McGoldrick, co-director of the Human Rights Law Centre at the University of Nottingham, says about the collaboration with Brill Nijhoff:  “Our centre is proud to have helped facilitate the adoption by Brill of the library at the University of Khartoum Human Rights Centre. Independent academic human rights institutions have a crucial role to play in developing and maintaining support for human rights standards. Brill Nijhoff's publications in international law and international human rights provide crucial resources for human rights activists, academics and students.”

Mrs. Marie Sheldon, Publishing Director of Law at Brill Nijhoff, adds “I am very grateful for the collaboration with the University of Nottingham and the University of Khartoum in critical and key areas of international and human rights law that Brill publishes in. Many of our authors and editors work on related topics, so I think they are happy to know that their work is available in an essential centre of research which does not usually have access to these resources.”

Dr. Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker, Director at the University of Khartoum Human Rights Centre believes that “the centre aspires to be a hub of knowledge and expertise in the areas of human rights not only for Sudan but also for the wider African region in contributing towards human rights debate. The Brill donation is a first step in this direction.”  

Mrs. Liesbeth Kanis who is responsible for Brill’s Developing Countries Program is positive about the adoption and partnership with both centres in Nottingham and Khartoum: “This is a very practical way in which we can support research efforts into difficult areas critical for the development of a society. We are happy to be able to team up with the Human Rights Law Centre at the University of Nottingham who with their expertise and unabated support help build the capacity in the areas of human rights, rule of law and greater accountability through their collaboration with the Khartoum Human Rights Centre”.

For more information, contact Liesbeth Kanis, Brill’s Developing Countries Program (+65-82981548 / kanis@brill.com), Agnes Flues , Co-ordinator Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham (+639189246528 / Agnes.Flues@nottingham.ac.uk),  or  Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker, Director of the Human Rights Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Khartoum  (mobabiker@uofk.edu / +249918145439).
 
To find out more about Brill’s Developing Countries Program, including Brill’s Adopt a Library, visit Brill's Developing Countries Program.

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden and Boston and a representative office in Singapore, Brill today publishes 230 journals and around 1000 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For more information, visit www.brill.com.   

About the Human Rights Law Centre at the University of Nottingham
The Human Rights Law Centre is committed to the promotion and protection of human rights and the establishment and strengthening of the rule of law worldwide. It carries out its work by means of research, training, publications and capacity building. It collaborates with governments, intergovernmental organisations, academics, students and civil society, and has implemented programmes worldwide.
The Centre is co-directed by Professor David Harris and Professor Dominic McGoldrick and supported by the University of Nottingham's 51-strong School of Law and an international network of members and fellows. Visit our website to find out about our latest news, events, research, projects and opportunities to get involved in our work at www.nottingham.ac.uk/hrlc/.

About the Human Rights Centre at the University of Khartoum
The University of Khartoum Human Rights Centre was formally established in November 2014. It is an independent academic centre based at the Faculty of Law at the University of Khartoum in Sudan. The centre seeks to contribute to furthering human rights and the promotion of humanitarian norms through teaching, research, publications, capacity-building and training for all stakeholders including civil society organisations and government institutions. The centre’s vision is ‘the promotion of human rights and humanitarian norms through education’. The centre enjoys academic freedoms and is currently conducting research studies with international organizations and UN agencies on topics such as: statelessness, human rights and governance, rights to health and disability rights.