The School of Advanced Study unites nine specialist humanities and social science research Institutes at the University of London. It is the only institution of its kind in the United Kingdom, nationally funded to promote and facilitate research in the humanities and social sciences.
The Human Rights Consortium (HRC) of the School of Advanced Study was established to facilitate and promote inter-disciplinary research in human rights nationally and internationally. The Consortium's mandate includes:
- organising and supporting events on human rights;
- disseminating research on human rights;
- fostering national and international networks of human rights researchers;
- hosting visiting fellows working in human rights;
- training research students, and enhancing the learning environment for graduate students;
- raising funds in support of human rights research and research support.
Dr Corinne Lennox is a Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and Programme Director of the MA in Human Rights. She also is Co-Director of the Human Rights Consortium. Her research focuses on issues of minority and indigenous rights protection, civil society mobilisation for human rights, and human rights and development.
Dr Damien Short is a Reader in Human Rights at the School of Advanced Study and Co-Director of the Human Rights Consortium (HRC). He has spent his professional career working in the field of human rights, both as a scholar and as a human rights advocate. He has published extensively in the areas of indigenous peoples’ rights, genocide studies, reconciliation projects and environmental human rights.
Professor John Cerone is the Paul Martin Senior Professor in International Affairs and Law at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, and Visiting Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy (Tufts University). As a practising lawyer, he has worked for organisations including the UN, Amnesty International, and the International Crisis Group, and has served as a legal adviser to international criminal tribunals. He has extensive field experience in conflict and post-conflict environments.
Dr Michele Lamb is currently Senior Research Fellow at the University of Roehampton, and Fellow of the University of Essex Human Rights Centre. She was formerly Director of the Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research. Her research is on the emerging field of the Sociology of Human Rights, Buddhist contributions to human rights theory and practice, human rights education, and social and economic rights.
The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) is a state institution independent of government with a 20-year track record in human rights development work around the world. Its highly acclaimed research department combines academic research with practical experience from work with partners on the ground.