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Human Rights Centre

Recent activities

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: