Middlesex University is a very dynamic place right now. A few months ago, the new School of Law was created. This week, its new dean, Professor Joshua Castellino, announced that the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, formerly based at London Metropolitan University, will be moving to the Middlesex School of Law, where it will re-constitute itself as a separate Centre and sit alongside the Social Policy Research Centre.
The five-member Centre, directed by Professor Philip Leach,
will pursue its focus on human rights litigation before the European
Court of Human Rights. Its most recent work has focused on the human
rights violations in Chechnya and elsewhere in the region that can
broadly be described as the former Soviet Union, where they work very
closely with the well-known Russian NGO Memorial. This is a great addition to Middlesex that should provide our students with an opportunity to gain internships
and valuable experience.
Professor Philip Leach is a scholar
of international repute with an outstanding research profile, which
includes his highly acclaimed Oxford University Press book Taking a Case to the European
Court of Human Rights.