Exploring justice, promoting human rights
Prof Sir Nigel Rodley
The late Professor Sir Nigel Rodley KBE was a global figure within the field of human rights and one of the founding
fathers of our Human Rights Centre. Read our official tributes to Sir Nigel.
We are one of the oldest academic human rights centres in the
world and enjoy a global reputation as a leader in the field of human
rights research, practice, and education.
We bring together over 80 academic
staff from 11 departments who are prominent scholars in human rights
and advise and act on behalf of governments, NGOs, national and regional
human rights bodies, and international organisations such as the United
practice-led education, and the high calibre of our students
produces consistently high graduate employment rates. Many alumni now
work in human rights leadership positions throughout the world.
Why Human Rights at Essex?
- Awarded the
Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2010 in recognition of our work in
advancing global human rights
- Excellence in human rights theory and practice central to our
research and education
- Vibrant and committed research community offering unparalleled
range of human rights expertise across disciplines
Our Human Rights Centre runs a wide range of events throughout the year. Find out more about events such as our speaker series, lunchtime seminars, film
screenings, or social events.
The Human Rights Centre runs a pioneering summer school on methods for human rights
research. Discounts available for academic and not-for profit sectors as well as Essex research students, alumni and staff.