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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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
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
Sajid Iqbal is the BBC’s leading expert on UK Islamic networks and South Asian militant groups. His research has highlighted links between supposedly mainstream Islamic groups in Britain and organisations involved in human rights abuses in South Asia.  He is a senior journalist with BBC Urdu however his expertise is regularly sought by BBC domestic outlets such as PanoramaFile on Four  and BBC News at Ten. 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

Past Visiting Fellows