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Human Rights Collegium

Geraldine Van Bueren and Stephen Bowen
Co-directors of the Human Rights Collegium: Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC and Stephen Bowen.

Human Rights Collegium

The Human Rights Collegium is the first association between a university and a non-governmental organisation established to provide scholarly expertise, research and teaching on national and international human rights. It is a consortium of members of the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London and the British Institute of Human Rights.

Our aim is to focus on areas that are at the forefront of human rights to help contribute to its progressive development and to help benefit the community. Through investigation and research the we seek to prevent and remedy human rights violations and by providing pro bono legal advice our research is linked with the practical assistance offered by the QMUL Legal Advice Centre. These rights include the rights of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in our community including socio-economic rights; rights of women; international child rights and the rights of other vulnerable groups.