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 Nations. Our
research and 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.