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Tackling torture: UK's leading Human Rights expert to discuss prevention of ill treatment

Professor Malcolm Evans, OBE

Professor Malcolm Evans, OBE

26 April 2012

Professor Malcolm Evans OBE, the Chair of the largest international torture-prevention body in the UN, will be joined by a leading panel of experts to discuss human rights implementation at an evening Bar Council and Law Society-accredited event in London [Thursday 26 April 2012].

Professor Malcolm Evans OBE, the Chair of the largest international torture-prevention body in the UN, will be joined by a leading panel of experts to discuss human rights implementation at an evening Bar Council and Law Society-accredited event in London this week [Thursday 26 April 2012].

Hosted in London by Professor David Clarke, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Bristol, the event will be led by Professor Evans OBE, Chair of UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture, a member of the Foreign Secretary's Advisory Group on Human Rights and Deputy Director of the Human Rights Implementation Centre in the University of Bristol Law School.

Professor Evans, who is Professor of Public International Law at the University, will be joined by several Bristol alumni. These include: Louise de Sousa (BA 1990) Head of Human Rights & Democracy Department, Foreign & Commonwealth Office; David Gottlieb (LLB 1986) Barrister, Thomas Moore Chambers;  Professor Steven Greer, Professor of Human Rights, University of Bristol; Phillippa Kaufmann QC (LLB 1988), Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers; Dr Purna Sen (PhD 1998), Director of the Programme for African Leadership at LSE and former Head of Human Rights for the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Professor Evans said: “This promises to be an exciting evening, drawing on the extensive experience, interest and commitment of many Bristol alumni to human rights concerns.”

The event begins at 6.30 pm and will be held at Allen & Overy LLP, One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD. A drinks and canapés reception will follow.

To book please email alumni-events@bristol.ac.uk or call 0117 331 8204 for more information.

 

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