Human Rights

Several CELI members share an interest in human rights, conducting research on a wide range of national, European and international human rights law. While the approach of the members of the group is primarily legal, they also share an interest in human rights theory. The topics studied include terrorism, poverty, labour rights, social rights, globalisation, and the role of NGOs.


News, events and current work

Professor Szyszczak recent work

(Former staff member) Professor Szyszczak was the Chair of the European Roma Rights Centre in Budapest. Recent papers include:"EU Anti-Discrimination Law" at a conference marking "50 Years of EC Law" at Fordham University, New York, 29 February 2008 - 1 March 2008: In April 2008 she spoke a seminar in Kracow on the UK and Human Rights After Lisbon and presented at seminars involving the training of lawyers and judges at ERA, Trier, Germany.Mre recently she has presented papers on EU law and the Equality Bill in London in October 2009 and March 2010.

Peter Cumper recent work

Has recently given papers on religion and human rights law at the University of Nicosea, Cyprus, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, and the University of Malaya, Malaysia. In 2009 he was awarded a European Science Foundation Grant (to host an Experts Workshop (with M. Tumay) on Human Rights in Turkey, which was held in Istanbul in November 2009. He was also awarded a British Academy Research Grant in 2008 to undertake research into sharia law in Malaysia. Peter is co-writing a monograph (with Tom Lewis), entitled Faith, Secularism and Human Rights in Europe: Taking Religion Seriously (Hart Publishing), which will focus on the international rules governing the protection of religious and secular beliefs in contemporary Europe.

Human Rights Lecture Series autumn term 2009

In a series of highly successful and challenging events taking place for four consecutive years, contemporary problems such as human rights and terrorism, poverty, migration, humanitarian intervention, social and labour rights, and the WTO were addressed. Invited speakers included Professor Conor Gearty, Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE, Professor Luzius Wildhaber, former President of the European Court of Human Rights, Professor Christopher Greenwood QC, LSE, Professor Sarah Joseph, Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights, Monash University, Australia, Professor Hugh Collins FBA, LSE, Colm O’Cinneide, UCL and member of the European Committee of Social Rights, Professor Achilles Skordas, University of Bristol, Dr Anne Davies, Oxford University, Brasenose College, Dr Bridget Anderson, Oxford University, Centre for Migration, Policy and Society, Professor Susan Marks, King’s College London, James Heenan, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, Professor Harry Arthurs, Osgoode Hall Law School, Professor Gavin Phillipson, University of Durham.

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