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Human rights law - a new evening course

A ten week evening course on International Human Rights Law and Practice is launched at LSE this October, aiming to give lawyers and professionals an overview of human rights principles and their origins.

Lecturers on the course will include LSE Professors Christine Chinkin, Conor Gearty, and Christopher Greenwood QC. Other speakers will include leading barristers including Nick Blake QC, Edward Fitzgerald QC, Rabinder Singh QC and Keir Starmer QC. The course co-ordinator is Jonathan Cooper, a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and editor of the European Human Rights Law Review.

The course is a first for LSE, run from the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. It has been designed for those working in the human rights area - civil servants, barristers, judges, solicitors, legislators, business people and those working for non-governmental organisations.

Professor Conor Gearty, Rausing Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, said: 'We felt there was a real gap of knowledge for professionals. Human rights are mentioned every day in the news, but the picture can often be confused for those working in the field. This short course will give students the overview they need about current international law and the breadth and depth of human rights principles that affect us all. No course in Britain will offer this range of expertise and topicality.'

The course involves two 50 minute lectures every Monday evening from 6 to 8pm, from 4 October to 6 December. It costs £1,450 plus VAT, with practical and written exercises throughout to test understanding and a certificate of attendance awarded on successful completion.

A full brochure and application pack can be can be downloaded here|.

To request an application form, tel: 020 7955 6428, fax: 020 7955 6934 or see http://www.lse.ac.uk/humanrights|

Ends

Contact: Joy Whyte, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, tel: 020 7955 6428, email: j.m.whyte@lse.ac.uk|

Notes

The Centre was established in 2000, with Professor Gearty appointed full-time director in October 2002, with the generous support of The Sigrid Rausing Trust. More information at http://www.lse.ac.uk/humanrights|

The course leaflet has been distributed with the assistance of Sweet & Maxwell.

27 April 2004

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