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Ruth Adler Memorial Lecture on Human Rights

2018 Ruth Adler Lecture

Philippe Sands QC will present the 2018 Ruth Adler Lecture in Human Rights.

Philippe Sands QC, a renowned specialist in international law and Professor of Law at University College London, will present ‘East-West Street and the Making of Modern Human Rights’, which follows from his award-winning book titled East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity that won the Baillie Gifford Prize in 2016.

The lecture will take place in Edinburgh on March 14th 5.30-7pm and will be followed by a wine reception. Full details on this event will follow in due course.

Previous Ruth Adler Lectures

Did you miss the 2016 Ruth Adler Lecture in Human Rights? Watch Shami Chakrabarti's lecture here in full 

Shami Chakrabarti delivered the Ruth Adler memorial lecture on the topic of  'Human Rights and Dangerous Women' on 12 May 2016.

Click here to visit our online Lecture Library to watch the lecture in full, for free.

Shami Chakrabarti is a British lawyer who – from 2003 to 2016 – headed Liberty, an organisation founded in 1934 with the mission to safeguard civil liberties and human rights in the UK. A devoted human rights campaigner who has been called ‘the most dangerous woman in Britain’ by the Sun newspaper, Shami was at the forefront of a number of campaigns and is an outspoken optimist about the future of the movement to safeguard fundamental rights and freedoms in the UK. Awarded a CBE in 2007, she is also the Chancellor of the University of Essex, Honorary Professor of Law at Manchester, Honorary Fellow of Mansfield College at Oxford, and a Master of the Bench of Middle Temple. Her first book, On Liberty, was published in 2014.

Click here to visit the Dangerous Women project website to read an edited extract from Shami Chakrabarti's lecture.