Human Rights Week 2023

Every year we mark the importance of human rights with our Human Rights Week, which coincides with International Human Rights Day on 10 December.

  • Mon 4 - Fri 8 Dec 23


  • Colchester Campus

  • Event speaker


  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Human Rights Week

  • Event organiser

    Human Rights Centre

  • Contact details

    Law and HRC Events and Communications Team

This year we have a series of extraordinary events, and you can find the complete schedule below.

We have an array of events throughout the week hosted by the Human Rights Centre along with the University of Essex Human Rights Society. Please join us in marking the celebrations of Human Rights week.

Human Rights Week 2023 Schedule

Human Rights Week at Essex takes place from 4-8 December 2023. We have some amazing events for you to participate in. 

Date and Time Location  Event 
Monday 4 December, 4.30pm - 7pm Lakeview Room, Silberrad Student Centre Annual Human Rights Lecture presented by Kate Gilmore, former United Nations Deputy High Commissioner from 2015-2019. 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. Click here for more information and to book your place.
Wednesday 6 December, 3pm - 4.30pm Zoom Webinar Human Rights Speaker Series - Bringing Economic and Social Rights Home to the UK. This seminar hosted by the Human Rights Centre, chaired by Dr Koldo Casla, Senior Lecturer, Essex Law School. Click here for more information and to book your place.
Thursday 7 December, 5pm - 8pm CINE10 Human Rights Centre and Essex Transitional Justice Network Film Screening 'No'. The film “No” is a powerful account of the fight against the Chilean military dictatorship under Augusto Pinochet through a successful campaign to vote “no” in a plebiscite about whether or not the dictatorship should continue, resulting in the transition to democratic rule. Click here for more information and to book your place.
Friday 8 December, 8 am - 10 am Steps between squares 3 and 4. Chalking of the Steps. Find out how to get involved.