Speaker: Bronwen Manby, Human Rights Watch
Chair: Professor Peter Townsend, Centre for the Study of Human Rights
Bronwen Manby is currently taking six months sabbatical leave from HRW, during which time she is an academic visitor at LSE. She will use this opportunity to discuss some of the issues surrounding human rights in Africa that she will explore during this visit.
Bronwen Manby is the Deputy Director of the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch. She has been responsible for the work of the organisation on South Africa since 1992 and on Nigeria since 1996, as well as supervising research and advocacy work on other African countries. She has written on a range of human rights issues, especially in South Africa and Nigeria. Recent work on South Africa includes documents concerning violence against women; abuse of asylum seekers, refugees, and undocumented migrants; violence on commercial farms, and South Africa's foreign policy. Her work on Nigeria has focused in particular on human rights violations in the oil producing communities of the Niger Delta and the role and responsibilities of the international oil companies operating there.