Public lecture on United Nations and human rights

Posted by mjs76 at Sep 24, 2010 02:45 PM |
This year, the annual Jan Grodecki School of Law Lecture will be given by Professor Conor Gearty from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) who will speak on ‘The UN and Human Rights: Time for a Great Reawakening’.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 1, at 5.30pm on Wednesday 20 October 2010.

Professor Gearty is a practising barrister as well as Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights and Professor of Human Rights Law at LSE. He is the author of several books including Freedom under Thatcher and Can Human rights Survive?

In his lecture, Professor Gearty will argue for a return to the ideals of the UN’s early years and for a moral crusade to re-embed human rights in international practice.

The Jan Grodecki School of Law Lecture was initiated in 2007 in memory of the former Head of Law and Pro-Vice-Chancellor.