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Seema Kandelia graduated from the University of Essex with a LLB (Hons) degree in English and European Laws and a LLM in International Human Rights Law. Prior to joining Westminster Law School, Seema worked in the human rights field with organisations such as the Human Rights Centre (University of Essex), the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE Prague Office), the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (Geneva), the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (New Delhi) and the Centre for Capital Punishment Studies (University of Westminster). She is now a Senior Lecturer at the Law School.


  • Module Leader for LLB Law: Policy and Practice
  • Module Leader for LLB Criminal Justice: Crime and Punishment
  • Module Leader for LLB Rethinking Criminal Justice


  • Capital Punishment
  • Life Sentences
  • Prisons 
  • Human Rights
  • Criminal Justice