Principal becomes founding trustee of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights UK

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 12:48:00 BST

GCU Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies CBE FRSE has been appointed as a founding trustee of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights UK (RFKHRUK), a human rights advocacy organisation established to keep Robert F. Kennedy’s legacy alive.

Led by human rights activist and lawyer, Dr Kerry Kennedy, the organisation works with local activists to ensure that governments and corporations across the globe protect fundamental human rights.

Professor Gillies said: “I am honoured to have been appointed as a Founding Trustee of RFKHRUK, an extraordinary organisation dedicated to the advocacy of human rights through speaking truth to power in order to realise Robert F Kennedy’s ambition of creating a peaceful and just world.”

The Principal and the Learning Development team are currently exploring the potential for the University to deliver an educational module on human rights, in collaboration with RFKHRUK, as part of the Common Good curriculum for our undergraduate students.