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LSE academic honoured by Royal Irish Academy

conor-18Conor Gearty, Professor of Human Rights Law at LSE Law, has been made a member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA).

RIA membership is in recognition of Professor Gearty’s distinguished reputation for legal scholarship in the field of civil liberties, human rights and the dilemmas and risks posed for freedom and democracy.

Professor Gearty said: “I was bowled over to be offered this award. Although I am Irish I have never worked as an academic in Ireland so the honour means a great deal.

"And my co-recipients were so distinguished, among them Professor Louise Richardson (Vice Chancellor of Oxford) and Professor Sir Paul Nurse (Noble prize winner), that I felt as humbled as I was proud!”

Membership to the Royal Irish Academy has been awarded annually since 1785 and is the highest academic honour in Ireland. Professor Gearty was among 22 outstanding researchers admitted to the Academy, joining the 497 current members in disciplines from the sciences, humanities and social sciences.

Posted 1 June 2016

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