Sir Nigel Rodley

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Sir Nigel Rodley KBE, PhD (Essex) is Professor of Law and Chair of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. He is the current Chairperson of the UN Human Rights Committee (Member since 2001) and a former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture (1993-2001). He is President of the International Commission of Jurists. His publications include the landmark and now standard work The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law (Oxford University Press; 3rd edn., 2009, with Matt Pollard).

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Is There General International Human Rights Law?

Sir Nigel Rodley KBE, PhD (Essex) is Professor of Law and Chair of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. He is also Chair of the UN Human Rights Committee. One can’t begin to answer this question without posing two prior questions: (1) is there general international…

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