School of Law

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren pens 'How we stood up for human rights' for the Jewish Chronicle

9 March 2018

Geraldine Van Bueren, Professor of International Human Rights Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), writes an article for the Jewish Chronicle on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Professor Van Bueren highlights the role of Rene Cassin, who played a significant role in drafting the Declaration. She also outlines other Jewish contributors to human rights, including the founder of Amnesty of International. “As essential as it is to remember suffering, it is also important to acknowledge the bright light of other Jewish contributions”, she concludes. Read the full article.