The Human Rights Collegium at Queen Mary is the first association between a university and a non-governmental organisation established to provide scholarly expertise, research and teaching on national and international human rights. The Human Rights Collegium is based in the School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London and is a consortium of members of the School of Law (including the Legal Advice Centre and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies) and the British Institute of Human Rights.
Our aim is to focus on areas that are at the forefront of human rights to help contribute to its progressive development. These include socio-economic rights; rights of women; international child rights and other vulnerable groups.
Human Rights Expertise
Members of the Human Rights Collegium are acknowledged experts in human rights and have helped draft global human rights treaties and other international laws; advised on bills of rights and rights of vulnerable groups to governments around the world; provided expert advice on human rights to a range of inter-governmental organisations, including the United Nations, and Council of Europe, and have published extensively on a wide range of human issues. The particular legal expertise of members of the Human Rights Collegium has led to invitations by courts for members to submit expert legal briefs and members have lectured around the world. Members of the Human Rights Collegium also sit on the boards of a wide range of human rights organisations.
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