International human rights lawyer speaks to New College Lanarkshire students
A human rights expert has paid a visit to New College Lanarkshire to share his experiences with students.
Organised by the Faculty of Business, Social Science and Sport, Professor Nils Melzer visited the College’s Coatbridge Campus to offer unique insights into his career to an audience of over 100 staff and students.
Currently professor in international law at the University of Glasgow, Professor Melzer delivered a lecture on topics including the definition of torture, obligations of states, international anti-torture mechanisms and the current priorities of the UN.
The lecture was opened by Dr Robert Allan, assistant head of faculty for Business, Social Science and Sport, who organised the event.
He said: “It is a great honour to welcome a highly important global figure such as Professor Melzer to New College Lanarkshire to share his profound expertise in human rights with us.
“Those in attendance and those who tuned in online benefited greatly from his lecture, which put human rights laws into context, as he provided credible examples which meant the audience were highly engaged.”