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A life spent fighting for human rights

Thursday 15 February 2018

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Having dedicated his life to human rights, Professor Sital Dhillon is now helping students to provide free legal aid to litigants who cannot afford representation.

Professor Sital Dhillon is the head of the Department of Law and Criminology and co-founder of the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice.

Over a long career as a diplomat and human rights barrister, Sital has worked in places including Uganda, Brazil, India, Northern Ireland and Afghanistan, delivering human rights and female education programmes, and promoting good governance. He also delivered human rights initiatives on behalf of Nelson Mandela, and has been the recipient of numerous significant awards, most recently an OBE.

Sital is passionate about human rights, and encourages his students to question authority, and fight for representation, equality and justice.

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