Human Rights at Essex

The Human Rights Centre is running a pioneering six-day summer school on methods for human rights research from 30 June to 5 July 2014.
To find out more about the Summer School go to: essex.ac.uk/news/event.aspx?e_id=6438
To book your place at the Summer School go to: essex.ac.uk/hrc/summerschool/default.aspx

Keynote lecture: Professor Harold Hongju Koh, 22nd Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State and Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School

The Essex Summer School in Human Rights Research Methods will be taught by a combination of leading Essex and external human rights academics and practitioners. The teaching method will draw heavily on examples and case-studies, including the academics’ and practitioners’ own research and practice in the field, and draws on multidisciplinary strengths of the teaching team, which includes:

- Julie Broome, Head of Human Rights, Sigrid Rausing Trust
- Associate Professor Dr Başak Çalı, Koç University, Turkey
- Professor Andrew Canessa, Human Rights Centre and Department of Sociology, University of Essex
- Dr Phil Clark, Reader in Comparative and International Politics, SOAS, University of London
- Professor Paul Hunt, Human Rights Centre and School of Law, University of Essex and former Senior Human -Rights Advisor to the World Health Organization Assistant Director-General; UN Special Rapporteur on the -Right to Health and Rapporteur of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
-Professor Todd Landman, Human Rights Centre and Department of Government, University of Essex
-Greg Mayne, Programme Officer, Oak Foundation
- Lorna McGregor, Director of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex and former International Legal Advisor to REDRESS and the International Bar Association
-Joanne Mariner, Interim Director of Law and Policy, Amnesty International and formerly Human Rights Watch
-Dr Éadaoin O’Brien, Human Rights Centre and School of Law, University of Essex
- Dr Nicola Palmer, Lecturer in Criminal Law, King's College London
- Professor Sir Nigel Rodley, Chairperson of the UN Committee on Human Rights, former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and Human Rights Centre and School of Law, University of Essex
- Dr Róisín Ryan-Flood, Human Rights Centre and Department of Sociology, University of Essex
- Professor Margaret L. Satterthwaite, Professor of Clinical Law and Faculty Director, Center for Human Rights & Global Justice, New York University School of Law
- Dr Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran and Clinical Lecturer, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex
- Professor Nora Sveaass, Member of the UN Committee against Torture and Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo

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Human Rights at Essex

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Our Human Rights Centre is one of the oldest academic human rights centres in the world and one of the most prestigious and highly-regarded, awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize. Alongside teaching and research, our academic staff have held, and continue


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Our Human Rights Centre is one of the oldest academic human rights centres in the world and one of the most prestigious and highly-regarded, awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize. Alongside teaching and research, our academic staff have held, and continue to hold, key positions in the UN human rights and development fields.

To find out more about our Human Rights Centre go to: essex.ac.uk/hrc

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