Routledge Companion to MHR

The Routledge Companion to Music and Human Rights was released on 31 May 2022. The book is edited by Julian Fifer, Angela Impey, Peter G. Kirchschlaeger, Manfred Nowak and George Ulrich. It is a collection of case studies that spans a wide range of concerns about music and human rights. It comprises 24 chapters interspersed amongst 10 sketches that focus on individuals’ intimate experiences with, or use of music and human rights. 

The book features contributions from researchers, lawyers, human rights practitioners as well as artists who offer their critical reflections on the intersections between music and human rights. AGL Director Andra Matei is one of the contributors to the publication and has shared her experiences of working to defend the rights of musicians. The book also features contributions from musicians that have received assistance from AGL in the past. The publication was officially launched on 15 July 2022 during a concert of the Human Rights Orchestra at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. The concert is organised as a collateral event of the Global Campus of Human Rights’ and the European Parliament’s Annual Conference on the Global State of Human Rights. More information about the concert may be found here.

The publication is available for online purchase here.