The GLAR team was very saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Sir Nigel Rodley on 25th January. Many GLAR members knew Sir Nigel, and had worked with him. Indeed, he was planning to come and speak as part of our Ghandhi Research Seminar Series in March.
Sir Nigel was a titan of international human rights law, as professor for many years at the University of Essex and, amongst many other things, as United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and member/chair of the UN Human Rights Committee. He was a generous and kind person who will be deeply missed within the discipline and well beyond. The GLAR team would like to pay its respects to this great man.