Lecture by Professor Bowring on ‘Why Human Rights Should Not be Taught As Law’
On Monday, 20th December 2010 Professor Bill Bowring, from Birkbeck College, University of London, delivered a lecture at the Program entitled ‘Why Human Rights Should Not be Taught As Law: Human Rights Theory and Education’.
Bill Bowring, BA, Barrister, is Professor of Law in the School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London, and joined the Law School in 2006. He is a practising barrister at Field Court Chambers, Gray’s Inn. He has previously held posts at the University of East London, University of Essex, and London Metropolitan University, and was Director of the Pan-European Institute, University of Essex from 1997-2000, and Director of the Human Rights and Social Justice Research Institute, London Metropolitan University, from 2003-2006. He is currently a Fellow of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex.
Professor Bowring has many publications on topics of international law, human rights, and Russian law, in which he frequently acts as a court expert. He has extensive professional practice representing applicants and appearing in the European Court of Human Rights. He speaks fluent Russian and has travelled to Russia and other countries of the former USSR and central and eastern Europe for international organisations on a regular basis.