Human Rights Consortium welcomes Thomas Pegram as the 2011 Visiting Fellow in Human Rights

Wednesday 15 June 2011

Dr Thomas Pegram holds a DPhil in Politics from Nuffield College, University of Oxford.  His doctorate research was on National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in democratizing political systems, with a particular interest in their human rights and political accountability function.  He was the NHRI Fellow of Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program from 2008 to 2009 and is currently a Research Fellow at New York University School of Law.

Dr Pegram has also worked at the International Law and Organizations Program at the London Secretariat of Amnesty International.  A volume entitled ‘Human Rights, State Compliance, and Social Change: Assessing National Human Rights Institutions,’ edited by Dr Pegram and the Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU, Professor Ryan Goodman, will be published by Cambridge University Press in late 2011.  The book offers an authoritative examination of NHRIs drawing on the combined expertise of NHRI practitioners, social science and legal scholars.

Dr Pegram will convene the workshop ‘The Equality and Human Rights Commission of Great Britain: Challenges and Opportunities’ on 17 June in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of a programme of activities he is undertaking as part of his visiting fellowship at the Human Rights Consortium from May until July 2011.