Expert Speaker

Barbara Oomen

Barbara Oomen

Organisation: Utrecht University
Expertise: Chair in the Sociology of Human Rights at Utrecht University. She has published a great deal on the implementation of human rights in contexts of cultural diversity and on human rights education.

Biography

Barbara Oomen holds a chair in the Sociology of Human Rights at Utrecht University. She has published a great deal on the implementation of human rights in contexts of cultural diversity and on human rights education. Her most recent book is “Global Urban Justice: the rise of human rights cities’. For many years, she chaired the Netherlands Platform on Human Rights Education. She sits on the advisory committee of the Foundation Freedom Lectures and on the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, and was a member of the Advisory Board of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, the Netherlands Unesco committee, the Constitutional Review Commission and the Advisory Council on International Affairs. In the academic year 2016-2017 Prof.Oomen is a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence.