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Human Rights Expertise

Members of the Human Rights Law Centre are acknowledged experts in human rights and have helped draft global human rights treaties and other international laws; advised on bills of rights and rights of vulnerable groups to governments around the world; provided expert advice on human rights to a range of inter-governmental organisations, including the United Nations, and Council of Europe, and have published extensively on a wide range of human issues. The particular legal expertise of members of the Human Rights Law Centre has led to invitations by courts for members to submit expert legal briefs and members have lectured around the world. Members of the Human Rights Law Centre also sit on the boards of a wide range of human rights organisations.

Members

Director of the Human Rights Law Centre - Professor Merris Amos

Merris Amos, Director of the Human Rights Law Centre

Merris Amos is Professor of Human Rights Law in the Department of Law. She has previously held posts at the University of Essex, University of Westminster and the Australian Human Rights Commission. Her research and teaching focusses on national human rights law, in particular the UK Human Rights Act 1998, and the relationship between national and international human rights laws and institutions. Her book, Human Rights Law Second Edition (Oxford: Hart, 2014) is an important reference point for scholars, students and practitioners. The Third Edition will be published in 2021. Since 2014 she has been a member of the Executive Committee of the UK Constitutional Law Association and in 2018 she was appointed as the UK member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law. She is an Expert member of Britain in Europe.

Dr John Adenitire

Strategic Lecturer, School of Law

Research interests: conscientious objection; non-human animals; public law; legal theory; comparative public law: law and religion

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Professor Lizzie Barmes

Professor of Labour Law, School of Law

Research interests: equality law; employment law

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Dr Rebecca Bates

Lecturer in Environmental Law, School of Law

Research interests: international environmental law; water law and governance; environmental governance and rights

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Professor Malik Dahlan

Professor of International Law and Public Policy, School of Law

Research interests: trade law and policy; energy law and ethics; Islamic law

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Professor Alan Dignam

Professor of Corporate Law, School of Law

Research interests: corporations and human rights; artificial intelligence and corporations

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Professor Janet Dine

Professor of International Economic Development Law, School of Law

Research interests: the interaction of human rights law and international trade law

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Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice

Professor of Public International Law, School of Law

Research interests: international environmental law; the law of treaties; indigenous peoples

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Professor Johanna Gibson

Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law, School of Law

Research interests: intellectual property and the creative industries; animal welfare law

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Professor Jonathan Griffiths

Professor of Intellectual Property Law, School of Law

Research interests: copyright law; the relationship between intellectual property law and human rights

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Professor Elspeth Guild

Professor of Law, School of Law

Research interests: EU immigration law; EU privacy and data protection law

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Professor Eric Heinze

Professor of Law and Humanities, School of Law

Research interests: legal philosophy; justice theory; law and politics; free speech

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Dr Saskia Hufnagel

Reader in Criminal Law, School of Law

Research interests: law enforcement cooperation; comparative constitutional human rights law with a focus on terrorism legislation; policing of art crime

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Dr Yulia Ioffe

Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Law

Research interests: child law and policy; rights of asylum seeking children

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Professor Rosa Lastra

Sir John Lubbock Chair in Banking Law, School of Law

Research interests: financial law and regulation; law reform in emerging economies; banking law; international economic law

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Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas

Professor of European Criminal Law and Global Security, School of Law

Research interests: EU criminal law; EU immigration law; transnational crime; EU law relating to security, terrorism and human rights

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Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax

Reader in Law, School of Law

Research interests: international and European refugee law and migration studies; public international law; EU law with a focus on constitutional foundations and general principles

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Professor Rachael Mulheron

Professor of Tort Law and Civil Justice, School of Law

Research interests: class actions jurisprudence; tort law; medical negligence

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Dr Eva Nanopoulos

Senior Lecturer in Law, School of Law

Research interests: EU law; international law; human rights; critical legal theory

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Dr Leila Ullrich

Lecturer in Law, School of Law

Research interests: sociology and gender logics of international law; terrorism, counter-terrorism and gender

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Dr Hedi Viterbo

Lecturer in Law, School of Law

Research interests: legal issues concerning state violence, childhood and sexuality from an interdisciplinary and global perspective

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