Fourth Annual Lecture of the Human Rights Centre

From Hillsborough to Grenfell: Fractured Lives, Dissenting Voices, Securing Rights

  • Thu 21 Jun 18

    17:30 - 20:00

  • Off Campus

    Bindmans LLP

  • Event speaker

    Professor Phil Scraton, Queen’s University, Belfast

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Human Rights Centre

  • Contact details

    Law & Human Rights Events and Communications Team
    01206 874736/2762

Please accept our sincere apologies for the late notification.                  We are sorry to inform you that the lecture cannot go ahead as planned tomorrow due to circumstances beyond the control of the speaker or organiser. Your interest in this year’s Human Rights Annual Lecture is greatly appreciated. Details of a new date will be announced in due course.


Please join us on Thursday 21 June from 5.30pm for the Fourth Annual Lecture of the Human Rights Centre which will take place at Bindmans LLP, our partner for this event.

Each year we invite leading experts from around the world to give our Human Rights Annual Lecture. The event is open to students, staff and members of the public.


Phil Scraton PhD, DLaws (Hon), is Professor Emeritus in the School of Law, Queen’s University, Belfast. His research includes: controversial deaths and the state; rights of the bereaved and survivors following disasters; the politics of incarceration. Widely published, recent books include: Power, Conflict and Criminalisation; The Violence of Incarceration; The Incarceration of Women; Hillsborough: The Truth; Women’s Imprisonment and the Case for Abolition.

He has written reports for the NI Human Rights Commission and the NI Children’s Commissioner. Director of The Hillsborough Project 1989-95 he was principal author of Hillsborough and After: The Liverpool Experience and No Last Rights: The Promotion of Myth and the Denial of Justice in the Aftermath of the Hillsborough Disaster. He led Hillsborough Independent Panel’s research team and was principal author of its ground-breaking 2013 Report, Hillsborough. Adviser to the families’ legal teams throughout the inquests, the new edition of Hillsborough: The Truth was published in 2016. He was awarded Freedom of the City of Liverpool, an honorary DLaws by its university and was factual consultant on and contributor to the 2017 BAFTA winning documentary Hillsborough.

In Autumn 2018, hosted by the University of Sydney, he leads a month-long international research symposium on deaths in controversial circumstances.

How to register:

  • For external guests and alumni please email lawhrcevents@essex.ac.uk to reserve your place.
  • If you are a student or staff member of the University please book your ticket via Eventbrite, we have a limited number places with free coach travel provided.
  • Please note, you will be required to bring photo ID in order to attend the lecture (a valid University of Essex Student registration or staff card is accepted).

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