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Dr S Chelvan Awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at University of Southampton’s Inaugural Outstanding Alumni Awards

SOUTHAMPTON, July 28, 2022 – Chair of ABTL’s Executive Committee and Head of Immigration and Public Law at 33 Bedford Row Chambers, Dr S Chelvan has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement award at University of Southampton’s Inaugural Outstanding Alumni Awards. The awards were held on the 21 July as part of the Vice Chancellor’s Celebration Dinner.

Dr Chelvan graduated from the University of Southampton with a first in Politics and Law in 1998. There were fifty nominations for the Lifetime Achievement award launched in the University’s 70th year, recognising excellence in the alumni community. Dr Chelvan, was nominated by the Law School. The panel awarded Dr Chelvan the Lifetime Achievement award, based on:

“[His] tireless work in defence of human rights was truly inspiring, deeply meaningful, and significant on both a national and international level.

[Chelvan’s] dedication to improving the lives of others embodies the University’s commitment to excellence and its mission to change the world for the better.”

From 1 September 2022, Dr Chelvan will also be a Visiting Adjunct Professor at the Research Centre for International Law and Globalisation.

Dr Chelvan is committed to the ABTL’s objectives and has been elected Chair of the Executive Committee, in addition to being a Senior Member of the Advisory Committee.