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4th Kay Everett Memorial Lecture

Date posted: 23 February 2021

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The Reckoning And (Re)Righting Of International Law

by Professor Patricia Viseur Sellers

5pm to 6:30pm Wednesday, 17 March 2021

To be delivered virtually by Zoom video link.

The Memorial Lecture is a free event and open to the public.

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Our speaker

Patricia Viseur Sellers is the Special Advisor for Gender for the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College of the University of Oxford where she teaches international criminal law and human rights law. As an international criminal lawyer she was the Legal Advisor for Gender, Acting Head of the Legal Advisory Section, a prosecutor at the Yugoslav (ICTY) Tribunal from 1994-2007 and the Legal Advisor for Gender at the Rwanda Tribunal (ICTR) from 1995-1999. She developed the legal strategies and was a member of the trial teams of Akayesu, Furundzija, and Kunarac.


Kay Everett

Kay Everett

Wilsons, in conjunction with SOAS, have established a Lecture Series and Prize in Kay’s memory. Kay was a human rights lawyer, specialising in immigration and public law challenges against the Home Office.

Kay worked at Wilson Solicitors from 2008 and became a partner in 2012. She was instrumental in establishing a public law department in the firm. She passed away in 2016 at the age of 41. During her career, Kay made an exceptional contribution to the lives of her clients, seeking legal redress from oppressive immigration policies.

The purpose of the Memorial Lectures is to provide a stimulating contribution to the debate around human rights, the rule of law and access to justice.

Further information about Kay’s career and the memorial lecture series.

Memorial Prize

The annual Kay Everett memorial prize is awarded to the highest marked human rights dissertation on a Masters course of studies at SOAS. The 2021 winner is Shefali Kharabanda with “Staging Nationalism: Political Gendering in Indian Rape Trials”.

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