Annual Human Rights Lecture

  • Tue 14 Jun 22

    16:30 - 18:00

  • Colchester Campus

    EBS 2.50

  • Event speaker


  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Human Rights Centre

  • Contact details

    Law and HRC Events and Communications Team

Please join us for our sixth consecutive year hosting the Annual Human Rights Lecture. Each year we invite leading experts from around the world to deliver Human Rights Annual Lecture and all students, staff and members of the public are welcome to join. 

Annual Human Rights Lecture

We are delighted to announce Martha Spurrier, Director of Liberty Human Rights as our guest of honour at this year's lecture.

A utopian vision for rights in a dystopian world

At a time when human rights and civil liberties are under threat in the UK, this lecture takes stock of where we are now and where – with some imagination, determination and collaboration – we need to get to. Drawing on international human rights frameworks and theories of justice reimagined, as well as reflecting on critiques of the carceral turn in human rights and the reliance on civil and political liberties to the exclusion of economic and social protections, Martha Spurrier considers what a human rights utopia might look like.

Event Schedule

Tuesday 14 June

4:30pm: Lecture

Please register for your ticket here. 

We will be hosting our Human Rights Party following the lecture, more details to be announced on this in due course.


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