Robson Hall Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series: Dr. Helen Duffy

February 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gerard Kennedy

The Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series is pleased to welcome Dr. Helen Duffy of Leiden University, Professor of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.

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About Dr. Helen Duffy

Dr. Duffy is a graduate of the universities of Glasgow (LLB), University College London (LLM), Edinburgh (Dip.LP) and Leiden (PhD). She is Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow, and visiting professor at the University of Melbourne and American University. She has published prolifically on international law and practice and her current areas of research include human rights litigation,  the interplay of human rights and humanitarian law and several issues related to counter-terrorism, human rights and the rule of law.

Since January 2015 she has been the Gieskes Chair of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. This chair is funded by the Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds.

Dr. Duffy runs ‘Human Rights in Practice,’ an international practice based in the Hague that specializes in strategic litigation before regional and international human rights courts and bodies ( She held a variety of international legal positions prior to establishing her practice in 2011 including: Legal Director of INTERIGHTS, Legal Officer in the Prosecutor’s office of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Counsel to Human Rights Watch/New York, Legal Director of the Centre for Human Rights Legal Action (Guatemala), Legal Adviser to the UK ‘Arms for Iraq’ Inquiry and Legal Officer in the UK government legal service.