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Human Rights Centre

Expertise

Members of the Human Rights Centre work across a broad spectrum of themes and topics. Although the variety and depth of research in the Human Rights Centre is difficult to capture, broadly speaking there are four main areas of concentration: (i) international human rights, (ii) European and comparative human rights; (iii) human rights in UK law (including the Human Rights Act 1998); and (iv) inter-disciplinary approaches to human rights and human rights theory. Some of our members’ interests span a number of these categories, showing the richness of work undertaken in the Centre.

As well as working in these particular areas of human rights, the members of the Human Rights Centre take a variety of methodological approaches to human rights research and work. Reflecting the spectrum of methodologies across Durham Law School and Durham University more broadly, members of the Centre have particular methodological strengths in socio-legal, comparative, feminist, and hermeneutical approaches. Furthermore, the work in the Centre is frequently inter-disciplinary and draws together strengths that exist across the other research centres and clusters housed in Durham Law School. In this respect, analyses that consider human rights in the context of transitional justice, law and conflict, gender and the law, commercial law, comparative law and EU law are clearly in evidence.

International Human Rights

Including: international human rights instititions & treaties; IHRL & international criminal law;

IHRL in international humanitarian law; IHRL & private international law; IHRL and international economic law

Jonathan Doak

Fiona de Londras 

Michael Bohlander

Gleider Hernandez

Deirdre McCann

Clare McGlynn

Aoife O'Donoghue

Conor O'Reilly

Diana Sankey

Anashri Pillay

Ben Warwick

Ruth Houghton

European and Comparative Human Rights

Including: ECHR; Human rights and the EU; comparative constitutional law

Tom Allen

Fiona de Londras

Aaron Baker

Michael Bohlander

Tufyal Choudhury

Laura Graham

Roger Masterman

Clare McGlynn

Conor O'Reilly

Gavin Phillipson

Eleanor Spaventa

Robert Schuetze

Ian Leigh

Anca Chirita

Alexander Williams

Seshauna Wheatle

Anashri Pillay

Human Rights in Domestic Law

Including: Human Rights Act 1998; rights-related implications and problematisation of domestic law

Tom Allen

Aaron Baker

Tufyal Choudhury

Jonathan Doak

Laura Graham

Andrew Hayward

Roger Masterman

Clare McGlynn

Shaun Pattinson

Gavin Phillipson

Alexander Williams

Ian Leigh

Sesahauna Wheatle

Emma Cave

Anashri Pillay

Inter-disciplinary approaches to Human Rights & Human Rights Theory

Including: philosophy and human rights; socio-legal critiques and applications of rights; feminist legal critiques

and applications of rights; theories of global justice

Tom Allen

Fiona de Londras

Deryck Beyleveld

Angharad Closs Stephens

Maria Dimova-Cookson

Laura Graham

Gleider Hernandez

Clare McGlynn

Claudia Nitschke

Aoife O'Donoghue

Shaun Pattinson

Diana Sankey

Noa Vaisman

Ilan Zvi Baron

Emma Cave