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Lawyer Nursyahbani receives honorary doctorate from SOAS University of London

Indonesian lawyer and human rights activist Nursyahbani Katjasungkana has received an honorary doctorate from the SOAS University of London for her role in championing human rights. SOAS director Valerie Amos personally bestowed the recognition to Nursyahbani, who had “fought for and gained recognition women’s right in Indonesia”. During her speech, Nursyahbani told the audience attending […]

Citation to delivered by Professor Carol Tan, Head of the School of Law, SOAS University of London, graduation ceremony 24th July 2019

Madam President, ladies and gentlemen and colleagues, it is an honour to present to you Nursyahbani Katjasungkana. Nursyahbani is a prominent Indonesian feminist human rights lawyer and activist. Born in Jakarta, Nursyahbani graduated in 1978 with a bachelor degree in Law from Universitas Airlangga. Her initial specialisation was Criminal Law. She also holds a postgraduate […]

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH By: Nursyahbani Katjasungkana

Honourable Madam President Graca Machel, Director of SOAS Baroness  Valerie Amos, Dean of Law Faculty, Prof. Carol Tan, members of faculty, friends, and all the students who graduate today, to whom I offer my congratulations. First of all, I convey my gratitude to the President and Director of SOAS for conferring on me such a […]

SOAS celebrates leading figures from the world of literature, law, journalism and finance honoured at this year’s graduation

SOAS University of London is honouring pioneering figures in the fields of law, literature, journalism, and finance at this year’s Graduation Ceremonies. The awardees are: award-winning journalist Lindsey Hilsum scholar, former banker and anti-corruption campaigner, His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II, CON (Sarkin Kano) editor, broadcaster and critic, Margaret Busby human rights lawyer Nursyahbani Katjasungkana. Baroness […]