Human Rights In Fashion

International Conference on Human Rights, Sustainability and Climate Change.

The Vinson Centre, University of Buckingham, Hunter Street, MK18 1EG. United Kingdom.

4-5 October 2023

The University of Buckingham Law School in Partnership with Human Rights in Fashion Centre Presents the;

International Conference on Human Rights, Sustainability and Climate Change.


The Vinson Centre, University of Buckingham, 

Hunter Street,

MK18 1EG, United Kingdom

4-5 October 2023.


The School of Law, University of Buckingham in Partnership with Human Rights in Fashion Centre, London, is organising a two-day face-to-face intellectually stimulating multi-disciplinary conference that aims to place human rights concerns at the heart of global climate change discussions.

We invite researchers, experts, scholars, postgraduate students, academics and non academics, staff of Buckingham Law School, Public Commentators, Policy Makers, Activists, etc to submit abstracts (250 words maximum) on cutting-edge research, key findings, result oriented solutions, and multi-disciplinary studies on the impact of climate change on peoples socio-economics rights as recognised under international human rights law.

Another key aim of the conference would be to critically evaluate the fast fashion and clothes supply chains contribution to climate change. It accounts for 10% of humanity’s carbon emissions, 20% of global industrial water pollution and it is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions ( 2022). The conference equally intends to explore themes of sustainability, ethical practices, and the negative impact of fast fashion on climate change.

We invite speakers and call for papers with themes relating to but not limited to the following
  • Human RIGHTS
  • climate change
  • international human rights law
  • sustainability, sustainable development and climate change
  • human rights and due diligence in supply chains
  • fast fashion, human rights and Climate crises

Participate as a In-person Presenter

Submit a maximum 250 words abstract proposal connected but not limited to themes listed above to or

We accept multi-disciplinary proposals from all disciplines including fashion, law, history, human rights, politics, and socio – economic and cultural perspectives. Conference model presents participants with a certificate of participation, conference brochure, online digital access to speech and photographs and other resources to stay connected after the conference. Accepted conference papers will be published in our post conference online Journal. Letter of acceptance to aid visa processing can be provided for accepted international delegates.

Attendance of this conference attracts 50 GPB registration fee (we happily welcome those who can pay more), and this is payable by participants presenting papers.  Postgraduate students are exempted from this payment. Also, if your abstract is accepted for presentation and you think you deserve a waiver of conference fee, please send an email to the organisers detailing the grounds for the waiver. 

All Participants are responsible for taking care of their travelling, accommodation and feeding. We are happy to provide non-financial assistance for those needing accommodation and travelling by pointing them to the right direction. However, refreshments will be provided on both days of the conference and a paid lunch will equally be provided for all participants and panellists only.


1. Interested participants must submit abstracts before the end working hours on 23 July 2023.

2. Participants whose abstracts have selected are contacted by 1 August 2023- informing them that their abstract that their abstracts have been selected for presentation. Note: The conference fee is due to be paid as soon as the abstract is accepted. 

3. Owners of selected abstracts would need to confirm their attendance at the conference, an would need to be completed by 7 August 2023.

4. Participants would need to complete the papers for publication and submit it by 30 September 2023. Please note that it is the responsibility of the participants/author to ensure that the paper is of high quality of the paper. 

5. In the week commencing 18 September, a reminder email is sent to all participants to confirm that there is no change of circumstance and for them to validate their attendance.

6. Programme of events will be emailed to all participants at least 5 days before the commencement of the conference.

Audience Pass

Audience passes are available for all individuals with interests in the conference themes and can benefit from the information, resources, contact and content of the presenters and speakers. Audience can also join preliminary discussions, plenary sessions and participate is Q & A segments.



Benefits of Becoming a Presenter

Present to a global community

In-person presentation provides the opportunity to share your research, opinion pieces, literature and activist experience with a global and multi-disciplinary audience.

Build your network

We pride ourselves on connecting international voices and interdisciplinary dialogue through our network of qualified human rights and fashion sustainability experts, academicians, writers, campaigners, researchers, activists, policy and change makers.


We provide the opportunity to be published in our Human Rights in Fashion Peer Reviewed Journal or the Edited Book Collection. We also support a variety of Open Access publication pathways to allow maximum flexibility to support principle of open research.

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