On 20 – 23 June 2017, the International Meeting on Law and Society, ‘Walls, Borders, and Bridges: Law and Society in an Inter-Connected World’, was held in Mexico City. During the meeting, on 22 June 2017, Carmel Williams presented on ‘Using Big Data to Strengthen Accountability of Universal Periodic Review Recommendations’ as part of the Paper Session on ‘Conceptualizing Economic and Social Rights’.
The paper session aimed at refining, rethinking and furthering the analysis of the underpinning concepts of economic and social rights. Carmel presented a methodology that uses big data to hold the New Zealand government to account in relation to the 2014 Universal Periodic Review recommendations.
The International Meeting on Law and Society was jointly sponsored by the Law and Society Association, the Research Committee on the Sociology of Law, and with the participation of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, the Japanese Association of the Sociology of Law, and the Canadian Law and Society Association.
Please see here for more information on the conference.