Dr Tawhida Ahmed of the School of Law jointly organised a conference with the Human Rights Consortium (University of London) on ‘Comparing and Contrasting Minority and Indigenous Rights in Practice’ on 28 October 2013. The conference sought to re-integrate the themes of minority and indigenous rights in research, given the very divergent paths the two areas have taken in the international legal space. Some excellent papers were delivered across the day, bringing together senior and junior researchers in the field. The conference attracted a wide range of speakers and audience members nationally and internationally. The conference is part of a one year joint research initiative on minority rights, between the University of Reading and the Human Rights Consortium, and the financial support from both institutions is gratefully acknowledged.