Dexter Dias QC, the author of The Ten Types of Human (Penguin Random House), is a barrister who as Queen’s Counsel has been instructed in some of the biggest cases of recent years involving human rights, murder, terrorism, crimes against humanity and genocide. He has been instrumental in changing the law to better protect young women and girls at risk of FGM and works pro bono internationally with survivors of modern-day slavery, human trafficking and violence against women and girls. He is a prize-winning scholar of Cambridge University, where he is a Visiting Researcher, and has also had a research residency at Harvard. He has written reports for and advised UN agencies, and sits as a part-time Judge of the Crown Court with special authorisation to try cases of Serious Sexual Offending. He was finalist in Liberty and JUSTICE’s prestigious Human Rights Lawyer of the Year Award, when he was nominated for “his outstanding commitment to the rule of law and justice for all; for his deep devotion to ensure that the voices of the weakest in society are heard”.