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Public events are a key part of the Centre's activities, providing a critical and scholarly forum for discussion and debate. Through public events, 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.

Public events are open to all with no ticket or reservation required, unless otherwise stated. Academic and policy-oriented conferences may have restricted access, please check the page for details.




Zoe Konstantopoulou
Fighting the Behemoth: law, politics and human rights in times of debt and austerity
Speaker: Zoe Konstantopoulou, former President of the Greek Parliament and politician of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA)
Chair: Dr Margot Salomon
Thursday 10 December 2015

earlier this year...


Articles 6 & 7 of the European Convention in Human Rights: Right to a Fair Trial and No Punishment Without Trial.
Speakers:Alison Gerry, Sir Keir Starmer QC, Joel Bennathan QC, and Jago Russell, Fair Trials International
Thursday 22 October 2015
Dushyant Dave
Justice, Accountability and Human Rights in India 
Speaker: Dushyant Dave, Senior Advocate and President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of India
Chair: Professor Chetan Bhatt
Wednesday 21 October 2015
My Escape From North Korea
Speaker: Hyeonseo Lee
Chair: Prof Chetan Bhatt
Friday 16 October 2015
Rhetoric and Reality: From Magna Carta to human rights today
The launch of A Magna Carta for all Humanity: homing in on human rights
Speakers: Shami Chakrabarti & Francesca Klug  Chair: Jane Gordon 
10 June 2015
Presented by the Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Solidarity Research Group:
Negritude Decolonization and the Future of the World
Speaker: Professor Gary Wilder Chair: Dr Ayça Çubukçu
26 May 2015
Cover of Human Rights in Russia by Mary McAuley
Human Rights in Russia: citizens and the state from Perestroika to Putin 
Speaker: Dr Mary McAuley Chair: Professor Margot Light
6 May 2015
Francesca Klug
A Magna Carta for All Humanity: homing in on human rights
Part of the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival
Speaker: Professor Francesca Klug
Chair: Professor Conor Gearty
27 February 2015
Saskia Sassen
Extradition and the Erosion of Human Rights
Speakers: Gareth Peirce, Professor Saskia Sassen, Dr Jeanne Theoharis
Chair: Professor Susan Marks
28 January 2015
Dmitri Makarov
Defending Human Rights in Russia
Speakers: Dr Mary McAuley, Dmitri Makarov, Roman Udot
Chair: Margo Picken
21 January 2015