We are beyond proud to announce that TEDxExeter’s talk with human rights lawyer Dexter Dias QC – Racism thrives on silence – speak up! – is now live on TED.com
2 October 2020
Dexter Dias QC is an award-winning human rights barrister, who has conducted some of the biggest cases in recent years involving murder, terrorism, crimes against humanity and genocide and deaths in state custody. He is authorised to act as a Judge of the High Court in the Queen’s Bench and Family Divisions, a Recorder of the Crown Court authorised to sit at the Old Bailey and try Serious Sexual Offence cases, Visiting Researcher at Cambridge, previously Visiting Fellow at Harvard, Special Adviser on human rights to UNICEF UK, Chair of the Global Campaign to End FGM, and author of the bestselling The Ten Types of Human, which examines his interest in the interface between human rights and human psychology.
He was instrumental in changing the law to provide better safeguarding around FGM, and works pro bono with survivors of child slavery, human trafficking and gender-based violence around the world and is advising the UN on a global social justice initiative to advance Sustainable Development Goal 5 on Gender Equality.
Biography published 2020