Helena Kennedy Centre
The Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice is a leading centre for social justice and human rights. It provides a vibrant environment at the cutting edge of legal and criminal justice practice which prepares students for excellence in their chosen professional career.
The centre is home to a range of social justice and human rights activities that include:
- research and scholarship work
- global engagement
- impact on policy
- professional training and advocacy
Its central values are those of widening access to justice and education, the promotion of human rights, ethics in legal practice, equality and a respect for human dignity in overcoming social injustice.
The law is the bedrock of a nation; it tells us who we are, what we value, who has power and who hasn't. Helena Kennedy QC
The Helena Kennedy Centre's scope of expertise covers:
- human rights
The centre works on the high profile projects in a variety of human rights and social justice areas. Research and projects concern Modern Day Slavery, gender-based violence, hate crime and many more.
Driving ForceAutomotive Supply Chains and Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region
'Every moment you were terrified': Life as a victim of child trafficking
Professor Patricia Hynes spoke to Metro about trafficking of young asylum seekers in the UKRead more
Netflix's Pamela, A Love Story overturns stereotypes about victims of intimate partner abuse
Sarah Tatton writes for The Conversation on Pamela Anderson's Netflix DocumentaryRead more
Forced Uyghur labour probably helped build your car
Foreign Policy looks in depth at the policy implications of the Helena Kennedy Centre and NomoGaia report on car parts.Read more
Financing & Genocide
"Financing & Genocide" presents credible evidence that International Finance Corporation financing is contributing to companies committing gross human rights abuses against Uyghur peoples in the Uyghur Region
Part of the Social and Economic Research Institute
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