Associate Professor, Head of the Law Division
School/Division:Law and Social Sciences / Law
Andy Unger's main academic and professional interest relates to access to justice and the international practice of human rights. For over 20 years he has worked on human rights and rule of law training and assistance projects. Andy was a founder member of the UK section of the European Law Students Association and from 1989 onward took part in a 'Book Bus' project taking law books and training to young lawyers in former communist countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
He then joined the International Human Rights Committee of the Law Society in 1994 where he worked for six years on issues such as the harassment of lawyers in Kenya and the operation of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania. Since then, Andy has worked on human rights training projects in Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia for the British East-West Centre (a democracy and good government NGO). He is a former president of the South London Law Society and is part of a twinning project with the Law Association of Zambia, where he is helping on an access to justice project, hoping to support the establishment of new law centres in rural Zambia.
Before coming to LSBU, Andy was a High Street Legal Aid Solicitor, dealing mainly with personal injury, family and some criminal cases.
He teaches on the LLB and LLM International Human Rights & Development programmes and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
- International Protection of Human Rights
- Medical Law & Ethics
- International Law & Human Rights
- Human Rights & Development
Occasional reports and publications relating to my human rights work.
- Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court
Andy practises extensively in human rights training and campaigning. The Law Division also supports Burmese human rights campaigners based in London.
Andy is a former President and current Committee member of the South London Law Society, and supports their activities including professional training and their journal and website.