| Nigel Rodley|
University of Leeds
| International lawyer|
| The treatment of prisoners under international law|
Sir Nigel Simon Rodley (born 1 December 1941) is an international lawyer and professor.
Nigel S. Rodley Wikipedia
Rodley is:a member of the UN Human Rights Committee, a body of 18 human rights experts that monitors UN member states' compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and
a Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists,
a founding member and former Executive Committee Vice-Chairman of INTERIGHTS: International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights.
a member of the Executive Committee of the David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies.
a trustee of Freedom from Torture.
a member of the International Independent Group of Eminent Persons, (IIGEP), a group of experts invited by the President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa to observe the workings of a Presidential Commission of Inquiry into serious Human Rights violations in Sri Lanka.
Rodley has degrees from:LLD - Dalhousie University, 2000 (honorary)
PhD - University of Essex, 1992
LLM - New York University, 1970
LLM - Columbia University, 1965
LLB - University of Leeds, 1963
He is currently:Professor of Law and Chair of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, having taught there since 1990.
He has formerly taught at:Dalhousie University,
the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research (New York), and
the London School of Economics.
He was formerly:UN Special Rapporteur on torture, serving in this capacity from 1993 to 2001,
working at UN Headquarters in New York,
for Amnesty International, Legal Advisor and Head of the Legal and Intergovernmental Organisations Office (1973–1990),
Published works include:(with Matt Pollard) The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law (3rd edition, 2009);
(with Matt Pollard) "Criminalisation of Torture: State Obligations under the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment" 2006 European Human Rights Law Review 115 (2006);
The UN Human Rights Machinery and International Criminal Law, in Lattimer and Sands (eds.), Justice for Crimes against Humanity (2003, Hart Publishing);
"The Definition(s) of Torture in International Law" in Current Legal Problems. p467 (2002)
The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law (1st edition 1987, 2nd edition 1999);
Impunity of Human Rights (1998);
(co-ed with Y Danieli and L Weisaeth) International Responses to Traumatic Stress (1995);
(ed) To Loose the Bands of Wickedness - International Intervention in Defence of Human Rights (1992);
(with J I Domniguez, B Wood and R A Falk) Enhancing Global Human Rights (1979);
(co-ed with C N Ronning) International Law in the Western Hemisphere (1974);
In 2010, Routledge published The Delivery of Human Rights: Essays in Honour of Professor Sir Nigel Rodley, edited by his colleagues Geoff Gilbert, Francoise Hampson, and Clara Sandoval.Recipient of the American Society of International Law's 2005 Goler T. Butcher Medal  for distinguished work in human rights.
A knighthood in recognition of his services to human rights and international law (1998).
Rodley is of Jewish descent. He speaks, apart from his native English, French, German, and SpanishUniversity of Essex Human Rights Centre - Staff listing
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