Sital Dhillon

Professor Sital Dhillon OBE

Head of Department of Law & Criminology, Director of the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice


I am a Barrister and former British Diplomat, with extensive experience of working for The British Council and other International Organisations, including the UN, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Department of International Development.

I am the Director of the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice at Sheffield Hallam University.


My work has included assignments in Brazil, India, Afghanistan and Uganda.

My project experience includes working on human rights programmes on behalf of Nelson Mandela and in managing international police and prison reform programmes across the world.

Teaching interests: Governance and Politics

Teaching interests

Governance and Politics


Department Of Law and Criminology

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Human Rights Practice 

Department Of Law and Criminology 

Social Sciences and Humanities 


Journal articles

Dhillon, S., & Mama-Rudd, A. (n.d.). Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism. Research Process, International Journal of Social Research Foundation, 4 (2), 1-13.

Other activities

The Bar Council of England and Wales

Freedom of Information Panel (FCO)

Human Rights Committee (FCO)

Amnesty International

British Council Management Association.

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