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Professor Aisha K. Gill was awarded Commander of the British Empire in the Queen's 2017 Birthday Honours list for her services in tackling forced marriages, ‘honour’ crimes and violence against women.

She has advised the Ministry of Justice, the Metropolitan Police and Crown Prosecution Service and her research was instrumental in the passage of the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007.

Dr Katie Boyle, an expert on the application and protection of economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights in different constitutional settings, is a member of an expert panel advising on the future of human rights in Scotland.

The First Minister’s Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership is making recommendations on how Scotland can continue to lead by example in human rights, including economic, social, cultural and environmental laws.

Professor Jérémie Gilbert from the Roehampton Law School has presented his research at the United Nations headquarters in New York, at a meeting focussed on indigenous people’s rights to land.

His report, which was presented in 2018, centred on the phenomenon of ‘land grabbing, which has increased encroachment on indigenous peoples’ territories, one of the major threats faced by indigenous peoples.