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Human Rights Annual Lecture

Each year we invite leading experts from around the world to give our Human Rights Annual Lecture. The event is open to students, staff and members of the public.

Fourth Annual Lecture 2018: Phil Scraton

Please accept our sincere apologies for the late notification. We are sorry to inform you that the lecture cannot go ahead as planned tomorrow due to circumstances beyond the control of the speaker or organiser. Your interest in this year’s Human Rights Annual Lecture is greatly appreciated. Details of a new date will be announced in due course.

  • Third Annual Lecture 2017: Hina Shamsi

    Our third annual lecture was held on Wednesday 21 June 2017 and was delivered by guest speaker, Hina Shamsi on “Defending Human Rights in an Authoritarian Age”.

    Hina Shamsi is the director of the ACLU National Security Project, which is dedicated to ensuring that U.S national security policies and practices are consistent with the Constitution, civil liberties, and human rights.

    Our partner in this event, Allen and Overy, hosted a drinks reception following the lecture.

    Hina Shamsi, Director of the National Security Project at American Civil Liberties Union, explains why we must "double down" to advance and protect human rights. She was speaking after giving our 2017 Human Rights Lecture

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