Visiting Fellows

Visiting Fellows are human rights scholars and practitioners who have taken sabbatical or other leave from their work to undertake a period of study at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. More about the Visiting Fellowships Scheme.

Current Visiting Fellows

Teshale Aberra
Teshale Aberra is former President of the State Supreme Court in Ethiopia. Now an independent researcher based in the UK, his interests focus on human rights and the role of the judiciary to entrench democracy and the rule of law. Read more
 
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Dr Claire Charters is currently working on her book manuscript contracted to Cambridge University Press on the Legitimacy of Indigenous Peoples' Rights under International Law as well as an article examining how New Zealand courts, the Executive and the Waitangi Tribunal negotiate tensions between human rights and Indigenous peoples' rights. 

Claire also continues her work as an advisor to the President of the
United Nations General Assembly on ways and means to enhance Indigenous peoples' participation in the United Nations. Read more
 
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Steve Crawshaw is on sabbatical from Amnesty International, where he has been International Advocacy Director and Director of the Office of the Secretary General. Before joining Amnesty in 2010, he was with Human Rights Watch for eight years, as London Director and then UN Advocacy Director. Read more
 
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Dr Joshua Curtis is Visiting Fellow in the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy, working on a study of ‘The EU, the BRICS, Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations and International Economic Governance’ Read more
 
Stefanie Grant
Stefanie Grant's current research interests focus on forced and involuntary migration, and on the human rights consequences of leaving a country of nationality as a refugee or migrant. Read more
 
Francesca Klug
Francesca Klug OBE is Visiting Professor and member of the Centre's Advisory Board. From 2001-2015 Francesca directed the Human Rights Future's Project. Read more
 
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Dr Bronwen Manby is an independent consultant in the field of human rights, democracy and good governance, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Read more
 
Margo Picken
Margo Picken has worked in the field of human rights for much of her professional career. Most recently, she worked as director of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia. Read more
 
Trevino Rangel
Dr Javier Treviño Rangel is a Visiting Independent Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. Javier was a Postdoctoral fellow on the SSRC/Open Society Foundation’s Drugs, Security and Democracy program and was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Center of Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico.  Javier has also served as a consultant for the Ford Foundation and for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Read more
 

Past Visiting Fellows

 

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