|7 Feb 2012||5:00pm - 7:00pm||Mill Lane Lecture Room 9|
Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights 2012: Baroness Helena Kennedy
The Humanitas Chair in Women's Rights has been made possible by the generous support of Mrs Carol Saper.
Baroness Helena Kennedy, leading barrister and an expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues, will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on The Illusion of Inclusion: Women and the Law.
The development of human rights regimes around the world is based on a belief that there are such things as universal values. This idea is challenged most potently in the areas of gender and sexuality, where patriarchal power relations often combine with religion to oppose women's equality. This lecture will engage with the claims of cultural relativism and steer a course through the struggle for human rights in societies which are multi-ethnic and multi-religious.
Further events in this series:
The lectures are free and open to all, no registration required.
About Helena Kennedy
Helena Kennedy is a leading barrister and an expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues. She is a member of the House of Lords and chair of Justice, the British arm of the International Commission of Jurists. She is a bencher of Gray’s Inn and Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford. She has been the chair of Charter 88, the Human Genetics Commission and the British Council. She also chaired the Power Inquiry, which reported on the state of British democracy. She has received honours for her work on human rights from the governments of France and Italy and has been awarded more than thirty honorary doctorates. She is currently acting in cases connected to terrorism.