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Human rights at the heart of Law School’s thinking

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For Middlesex University's School of Law, human rights is not just a discipline, but is central to its philosophy.

"Middlesex is one of the strongest universities in the world in terms of human rights research and scholarship," says the Dean of Law, Professor Joshua Castellino.

With the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre at its core, the Law School plays an active role in major human rights cases across the world and is therefore the ideal place for aspiring students to gain exposure to real-life legal practice at the very highest level.

The School also provides numerous opportunities for students to listen to the fascinating thoughts of leading human rights experts, none more so than at the 2013/14 sessions held at Matrix Chambers in London – the home of leading human rights barristers, including Cherie Booth QC.

Minority rights, immigration, the death penalty, and sexual orientation and gender rights were all discussed by experts during the seven-session series, which ran between October 2013 and February 2014.

Each was led by one of Middlesex's experts, including Professor William Schabas, who is one of the world's most respected practitioners in the field of International Law.

As well as students, the audience included practising lawyers, representatives from non-governmental organisations, civil servants and academics, who were all keen to learn more about the latest developments and emerging issues in European and international human rights practice.

If you missed out on the Matrix sessions, keep an eye on the School's events page or follow @mdxlaw on Twitter to find out when the next human rights event is taking place.

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