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.
Second Annual Lecture
Our second annual lecture was held on Wednesday 15th June
2016, and the keynote lecture was delivered by António Guterres,
former UN High Commissioner for Refugees, 2005-15 and since October 2016, current
United Nations secretary-general.
Our partner in this event, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer,
hosted a drinks reception following the lecture.
We asked Mr Guterres and Professor Geoff Gilbert “How can we help solve the refugee crisis?”
This is what they had to say.
Our inaugural Human
Rights Annual Lecture took place in July 2015 and was given by
Hina Jilani, pioneering lawyer, pro-democracy campaigner, leading
activist in Pakistan's women's movement and international champion
of human rights.
Video: “Our rights are everyone's rights”
In this video, Hina Jilani talks about her own career as a lawyer
in Pakistan and the critical importance of education for women.
We have some of the longest running Masters courses in Europe, offering a first-class education in the intellectual foundations of human rights and its
application within a complex global environment.
Our PhD programme draws upon the expertise of over 80 Human Rights Centre members from a multitude of different academic disciplines and
areas of human rights interest.
The Human Rights Centre runs a pioneering summer school on methods for human rights
research. Discounts available for academic and not-for profit sectors as well as Essex research students, alumni and staff.