IRCT and the Torture Journal Editorial Advisory Board warmly welcomes Sir Malcolm Evans - an English legal Scholar and a Professor of Public International Law at the University of Bristol. He will contribute to driving and managing legal scholarship for the next two years.
Professor Malcolm Evans is specialised in international human rights protection and the international law of the sea. His particular areas of focus concern torture and torture prevention, the protection of religious liberty under international law and the law relating to maritime boundaries. He has written on the work of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture since its inception and worked closely over many years with the Association for the Prevention of Torture, on whose Board of Management he sat for a number of years. He is currently a trustee of the UK based charity REDRESS.
In 2009 he became a member of the UN Subcommittee for Prevention of Torture (the SPT) and since 2011 has served as its Chair. He is also a member of the UK Foreign Secretary’s Human Rights Advisory Group and a Member of the Statutory Panel of Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in England and Wales (IICSA). From 2002 – 2013 he was a member of the OSCE ODIHR Advisory Council on the Freedom of Religion or Belief. Principal authored and co-authored works include Preventing Torture (OUP, 1998), Combating Torture in Europe (Council of Europe, 2002), The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture (OUP, 2011), Preventing Torture in Europe (Council of Europe, 2018), Research Handbook on Torture (Edward Elgar, 2020).