Public events are a key part of the Centre's activities, providing a critical and scholarly forum for discussion and debate. Through public lectures, seminars and conferences, the Centre enables scholars, practitioners, journalists and policy makers from the public, private, commercial and non-governmental sectors to examine critical issues in the field of human rights.

Events are open to all with no ticket or reservation required, unless otherwise stated.

Dmitri Makarov
Defending Human Rights in Russia|
Wednesday 21 January 2015, 6.30-8pm 
Russian laws dramatically restrict the activities of those working for civil and political rights. How do human rights defenders work under such conditions? Our panel of human rights advocates and experts will discuss the current situation and prospects for the future.
Saskia Sassen
Extradition and the Erosion of Human Rights
|Wednesday 28 January 2015, 6.30-8pm 
What really happens to UK citizens in US courts and prisons when they are extradited on untested charges? Join us for a public discussion with UK and US-based human rights experts: Solicitor Gareth Peirce, Professor Saskia Sassen and Professor Jeanne Theoharis. 
Francesca Klug
A Magna Carta for Humanity: homing in on human rights|
Friday 27 February 2015, 4.30pm-6pm *free e-ticket required*
Join Professor Francesca Klug and Professor Conor Gearty as they map the connections between the Magna Carta and Human Rights Act, explore the ethic behind universal human rights and deconstruct the current debate in the UK on the future of human rights protection. This event is part of the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival|