UCL Institute for Human Rights


UCL Britain & Europe Series - An International Bill of Rights of Man: Where Next?

31 October 2013, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Event Information

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UCL Faculty of Laws


Graduate Wing, Bentham House


UCL is hosting a symposium on the occasion of the re-publication of Hersch Lauterpacht's An International Bill of Rights of Man, with an Introduction by Professor Philippe Sands, UCL, published by Oxford University Press.

The symposium will have the participation of

  • Sir Elihu Lauterpacht QC CBE

And contributions from

  • Anthony Speaight QC  (4 Pump Court)
  • Baroness Helena Kennedy of the Shaws QC (Labour Member, House of Lords)
  • Lord McNally (Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice, and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords)
  • Stuart Wheeler (Treasurer, United Kingdom Independence Party)
  • Chaired by Professor Philippe Sands QC (UCL / Matrix Chambers)

About the book

An International Bill of the Rights of Man, first published in 1945, is one of the seminal works on international human rights law. Its author, Sir Hersch Lauterpacht, is widely considered to be one of the great international lawyers of the 20th century. It continues to influence those studying and working in international human rights law today. It includes Professor Lauterpacht's study of natural law and natural right; and Professor Lauterpacht's own draft Bill of Human Rights.

This republication once again makes this book available to scholars and students in the field. It features a new introduction by Professor Philippe Sands, QC, examining the world in which An International Bill of the Rights of Man was originally published and the lasting legacy of this classic work.

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