INTERIGHTS Guest Speaker Series

INTERIGHTS hosts a speaker series in which external human rights experts lead discussions on selected topics in international human rights. The sessions are attended by INTERIGHTS staff and colleagues from UK-based partner organisations.

Future speakers include:

Tim Eicke QC, Barrister at Essex Court Chambers, on ‘The Practicalities and Practical Implications of EU Accession to the ECHR and EU Charter of Fundamental Rights’
Ben Ward, Deputy Director of Europe and Central Asia division at Human Rights Watch, on ‘Europe’s Own Human Rights Crisis’
Professor Christine Chinkin, Professor of International Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, topic tbc

Past speakers include:

Anthony Dworkin, European Council on Foreign Relations,, on ‘The Arab Revolutions One Year On - implications for Democracy and Human Rights'
Professor Gerard Quinn, NUI Galway School of Law, and Neil Crowther, independent consultant specialising in equalities, human rights and disability rights, on ‘Reflecting Strategically about the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’
Conor Gearty, Professor of Law at the London School of Economics, on his new book Debating Social Rights
Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, on the organisation’s perspective on UK human rights challenges and opportunities
Professor Sir Nigel Rodley KBE, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, on security and the rule of law
Fareda Banda, SOAS, on international equality laws
Dr Chaloka Beyani, Senior Lecturer in Law at LSE and Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, on the Kenyan Constitution and the ESR issues contained in it
Ralph Wilde, University College London, Faculty of Laws, on the implications for international law of the recent interventions by the international community in Libya and Ivory Coast and non-interventions in countries such as Syria and Bahrain
Professor Paul Hunt, Human Rights Centre, Essex University, on the right to health
Lisa Gormley, Legal Adviser, International Law and Women's Rights, Amnesty International, International Secretariat, on the challenges and opportunities of the new convention on violence against women

We welcome attendees from outside the organisation and if you would like to register an interest in attending any of the sessions please contact Arpi Avetisyan or Moni Shrestha.