Mr Daniel Fenwick
Education and Experience
Daniel graduated in 2009 from Kings College London with an Upper Second Honours degree. In January 2011 he received his Masters of Jurisprudence at Durham University without corrections.
Daniel's research from 2009 has covered topical bioethical issues as they affect human rights, with an emphasis on the European Convention of Human Rights. The focus of his MJur research was the interaction of a number of Articles of the Convention with the rights of women seeking abortion services. A key theme of the research was the potential for the European Court of Human Rights, as an international human rights treaty, to conceptualise abortion rights as human rights.
Daniel's PhD research (2010-13) concerns the issues of voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide in the United Kingdom. It adopts a Gewirthian human rights based moral critique, and applies this to UK law. Key issues explored in the thesis are the capability of UK courts to use Convention rights, applicable directly to public authorities via the HRA, to adjust current regulation of assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia, and whether such development could ensure greater compliance with Gewirthian theory.
• Human Rights
- 2013: Society of Legal Scholars Research Activities Fund £633 to attend annual European Association of Medical Ethics conference in Bochum Germany “Personalised medicine” – medicine for the person?
Journal papers: academic
- (2013). 'The modern abortion jurisprudence under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights'. Medical Law International
- (2011). 'Terrorism, CCTV and the Freedom Bill achieving compatibility with Article 8 ECHR?'. International Review of Law, Computers & Technology 25(3): 183–191.