Human Rights Law Centre

Short Course Speakers

The Short Course programme speakers are carefully selected to include a balance of academics, researchers and practitioners.

Many of these individuals work in practice and in academia, providing practitioner experience and theoretical insight into the subjects they teach. Their hands-on experience provides a unique environment for exchange and dialogue.


Human Rights Law Centre lecturers

School of Law lecturers

Guest speakers

In addition to regular Short Course HRLC and School of Law lecturers, a number of high profile, international experts and practitioners have held seminars and workshops.

Guest speakers, with their posts at the time, have included:

  • Professor Brice Dickson, Queens University, Belfast
  • Helen Duffy, INTERIGHTS
  • Hina Jilani, Special Representative for Human Rights Defenders
  • Morten Kjaerum, Director, FRA, Vienna
  • Professor Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture
  • Bertie Ramcharan, Acting UN Human Rights Commissioner
  • Dan Saxon, Senior Prosecuting Attorney, ICTY
  • Professor William Schabas, Director of Irish Centre for Human Rights, University of Galway
  • Rabinder Singh QC
  • Mervat Rishmawi, Amnesty International
  • Professor George Ulrich, Riga Graduate School of Law, Lativa
  • Chris Sidoti, Former Director of International Service for Human Rights, Geneva and Australian Human Rights Commissioner (pictured above)


Human Rights Law Centre

School of Law
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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