Prof Bill Bowring
School of Law, Birkbeck College
Specializes in international law, human rights, minority rights and Russian and Post-Soviet law. He was appointed Professor of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London in September 2006 and is a practising barrister. In 2002 Bill founded and is now Chair of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) in partnership with the Russian NGO Memorial. He has taken more than 50 cases against Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Russia and others to the Strasbourg Court. He is President of the European Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH – in 16 countries); International Secretary of the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers; a Council Member of Liberty; a Trustee of the Redress Trust (reparation for torture survivors); President of the SCRSS (Society for Cooperation in Russian and Soviet Studies); an Executive member of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales; and a Fellow of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex. Bill has visited Russia and the former USSR regularly since 1983, and is an expert for the Council of Europe, EU and other IGOs on human and minority rights issues. He has published over 80 books, articles and chapters. He speaks Russian.
Summer Scout for Disadvantaged Children project aims to enable children aged between 9-15 to actively engage with peers through educational and leisurely scout activities resulting in a better understanding of using their free time wisely and actively, thus building their self-esteem and confidence by developing their social interaction and communication skills.
British Engagement Project for Displaced Children seeks to enhance understanding of British values, culture, and history through a professionally developed non-informal curricula designed for displaced (i.e. asylum seekers, refugees, forced migrants) families children, aged between 11-16.
On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis
In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.
We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August
International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education
LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education
Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy
Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.