Bangor Law School awards Honorary Fellowship to Professor Malcolm Evans

Professor Malcolm Evans of the University of Bristol is to receive an Honorary Fellowship from Bangor University for services to Law.

Born in Wales, Professor Evans is one of the United Kingdom’s most distinguished international lawyers, with an outstanding global reputation. Widely and frequently published by the top journals and leading international publishing houses, he is the author and co-author of several books on topics as varied as Maritime Law, Religious Freedom, International Law and Human Rights Law.Professor Malcolm Evans, who is to receive an Honorary Fellowship from Bangor, delivering a talk on "Freedom of thought, conscience and religion - the right that lost its way?" to Bangor Law students in early 2012.Professor Malcolm Evans, who is to receive an Honorary Fellowship from Bangor, delivering a talk on "Freedom of thought, conscience and religion - the right that lost its way?" to Bangor Law students in early 2012.

Professor Evans served for several years as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Bristol, and is the holder of major prestigious research grants from leading funded-research bodies such as the European Commission and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. In 2004, he was awarded the OBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for services to the prevention of torture, and the promotion of religious liberty.

On Monday 16th July, he will join Bangor’s outgoing students to collect his Honorary Fellowship at the Law School’s graduation ceremony.

“With the School having just secured approval from the University for the setting up of a Centre for International Law, the time is now right for Bangor University to appoint an Honorary Fellow in the International Law field, and Professor Evans meets this requirement perfectly” said Professor Dermot Cahill, Head of Bangor Law School. “We look forward to working with Professor Evans for advice and leadership as this new Research Centre sets out to make its mark on the international stage.”

Professor Cahill added: “The acceptance by Professor Evans of the University’s invitation to him to become an Honorary Fellow of the University formalises our association with this outstanding scholar and lawyer, which will bring tremendous esteem both to the Law School and to the University."

Publication date: 26 June 2012