Chair of Governing Body receives Knighthood

12 Jan Chair of Governing Body receives Knighthood


The Principal and community of Regent’s Park College warmly congratulate the Chairman of our Governing Body, Professor Malcolm Evans, who has been appointed Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George by Her Majesty the Queen in the New Year’s Honours List. Professor Evans has been recognised for services to torture prevention and religious freedom in his work as Chair of the United Nations Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture.

The following statement was issued by the Government on behalf of Her Majesty:

Since the award of his OBE in 2004 Malcolm Evans has made an exceptional and unparalleled contribution to the global fight against torture and other inhuman treatment and punishment and a consistently strong contribution to the promotion of religious liberty. This award is in recognition of over twenty years of achievements in the field of international human rights. He has written many books on this subject and has become involved in many international processes, including his Chairing the UN’s leading body responsible for torture prevention and working closely with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Council of Europe on issues concerning the freedom of religion or belief. He has worked tirelessly and voluntarily over a sustained period at the international level to advance human rights.