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Jan. 11, 2011

Law professor at the University of Bristol is on Government’s Human Rights Advisory Group

Professor Malcolm Evans OBE, Professor of Public International Law at the University of Bristol, has joined the Government’s Human Rights Advisory Group.

The Human Rights Advisory Group has been established to give the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, the best possible information about human rights challenges, and for the Foreign Office to benefit from outside advice on the conduct of its policy.

Speaking of his new appointment, Professor Malcolm Evans says, "I’m delighted to have been asked to join the Advisory Group, the establishment of which underlines the significance of the promotion and protection of human rights as an aspect of foreign policy."

Foreign Secretary William Hague says, “Human rights are essential to, and indivisible from, the UK’s foreign policy priorities. The members of this group are eminent individuals with a broad range of human rights experience, drawn from NGOs, the legal and academic communities and international bodies. I am delighted that they have agreed to join this Group and look forward to working with them to improve and strengthen our international human rights work.”

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Content added on 11th January 2011.

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