The Human Rights Centre (HRC) is the largest research grouping in the Law School. Research interests include domestic protections, European and comparative dimensions, international human rights and socio-legal approaches. In detail, several members of the Centre are engaged in research concerning the human rights and international implications of legal responses to terrorism, taking account of the security service response. A number of members are working on aspects of the Human Rights Act and the Bill of Rights question. Significant contributions to the policy-making and deliberative processes have been made in both areas.
Leadership and Governance
The HRC in 2016/2017 is convened by Prof Gavin Phillipson. The PGRs director are Fiona Brimblecombe and Kyle Muray.
Impact, Engagement and Publishing
The Durham Law: Policy Engagement page highlights the research of the HRC on the changes to the Human Rights Act.
There are a series of research briefings produced by members of the HRC:
- Decent Work for Domestic Workers - Equality and Legal Protection (last modified: 2 July 2014)
- Immigration law and policy in an independant Scotland (last modified: 16 July 2014)
- Are UK Courts bound by the European Court of Human Rights (last modified: 22 July 2014)
- The Impact, Legitimacy And Effectiveness Of EU Counter-Terrorism: Findings and Proposals (last modified: 1 October 2014)
- Bill of Rights (last modified: 29 August 2013)
- Briefing Paper - The Impact of Counter-terrorism Measures on Muslim Communities (last modified: 20 January 2014)
- Human Rights Reform and Northern Ireland (last modified: 12 May 2015)