Professor Helen Fenwick, LLB, BA
Mr Chris Wood
Mr Kaushik Paul
My research interest lies in the field of civil liberties and human rights. Within that field my main interests are in counter-terrorist law and policy, media freedom of expression (in particular contempt law, obscenity law and privacy law), public protest, and the influence of the European Convention on Human Rights under the Human Rights Act. The publications listed below, in particular my two single-authored books, concentrate on those areas. My current research focuses on counter-terrorist measures, media freedom of expression and judicial reasoning under the Human Rights Act.
I am interested in supervising research students (for PhDs or Mjurs) in the following areas: The Human Rights Act, Bills of Rights, counter-terrorism law and policy, privacy and media freedom, hate speech laws, English contempt law or obscenity law.
Civil Liberties and Human Rights
Organisation and Promotion of Research
- Human rights Consultant for Doughty Street Chambers, ongoing
- Member of the Commonwealth Scolarship Commission in the United Kingdom (2016-2023)
- 2005-9 Director of Research, Durham Law School; responsible for the RAE submission and Chair of the Research Committee
- Co-Director of the Durham University Human Rights Centre 2001-2012
- Convenor of the Civil Liberties and Human Rights Subject Section for the Society of Legal Scholars 2002-2012
- · 2016 (8th November) ‘Ankle tags, house arrest and forced relocation: how does Britain balance security and civil rights?’ The Conversation
- 7.8.16 Raising The Bar 11am, BBC Radio 5 live - Series 2, Episode 3 on Terrorism
- 29.6.16 20 min interview with Metro Radio on risk of ‘lone-wolf’ terror attacks in UK
- 24.3.16a discussion on Islamic terrorism for Sputnik Radio 2 pm
- 23.3.16 BBC Radio North East 8a.m. Breakfast Show live – on Brussels attacks and security measures including surveillance
- 22.3.16 a live skype interview with Russia Today on counter-terror measures 11.50.
- 22.3.16 Interview with Metro Radio on the Brussels attacks and their wider implications
- 2016 (22nd March) ‘The explainer: What is COBRA?’ The Conversation
- 4.11.15 ‘surveillance powers and terrorism’ - interview Radio 5 Live 6.15 am
- 10.8.15 Huffington Post British Grandfather Jim Atherton Joins Christian Militia To Fight IS In Iraq http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/08/10/british-grandfather-leaves-wife-and-children-to-fight-is-in-iraq_n_7964334.html
- 8.7.15 Washington Post Could Britain ban the Islamic State flag? https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/07/08/could-britain-ban-the-islamic-state-flag/
- 2015 (2nd April) the Conversation 'If intelligence services want more powers they must learn to live with increased oversight' http://theconversation.com/if-intelligence-services-want-more-powers-they-must-learn-to-live-with-increased-oversight-3894727.5.2015 27.5.15 The Conversation – Queen’s speech: http://theconversation.com/queens-speech-2015-the-experts-respond-42427
- (2015) Interview with 938 LIVE 11 pm, Singapore on new French measures to combat terrorism 21.1.15
- 25.2.15 The Guardian - Brits abroad: is it against the law to fight Isis? http://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2015/feb/25/brits-abroad-against-law-fight-isis
- 16.2.15 Interview with Wall Street Journalon use of CCTV, surveillance in Europe generally and the attacks in Copenhagen, journalist Schechner, Sam
- 11.2.15 Interview with the Guardian, for piece by Emine Saner on British nationals returning from fighting not for ISIS, but against ISIS (with the Kurdish YPG army)
- 4.1.15 Future Foreign Policy- Disrupting the process of radicalisation via legislation to prevent young radicals leaving to fight for ISIS? http://www.futureforeignpolicy.com/disrupting-the-process-of-radicalisation/
- 2015 (29th May) UK Constitutional law group blog ‘HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Backing Down on HRA Repeal in the Queen’s Speech? De-railed Plans for Rapid Introduction of a British Bill of Rights’
- 2015 (27th May) the Conversation 'Surveillance: the Investigatory Powers Bill in Queens Speech'
- 2015 (2nd April) Future Foreign Policy 'Disrupting the process of radicalisation via legislation to prevent young radicals leaving to fight for ISIS'
- 2015 (10th March) UK Constitutional law group blog ‘The Conservative stance in the 2015 election on the UK’s relationship with the Strasbourg Court and its jurisprudence – bluff, exit strategy or compromise on both sides?’
- 2015 (January 8th) BBC Radio Tees live interview about the attacks at Charlie Hebdo
- 2014 (September 2nd) Interview with Voice of Russia UK an international, English-language news station, on counter-terror measures proposed by Cameron
- 2014 (September 1st) Tyne Tees live radio interview on new counter-terror measures announced by David Cameron in the Commons
- 2014 (31st August) Interview BBC Radio 5 Live concerning David Cameron's statement to the House of Commons on anti-terror legislation.
- 2014 (22nd August) Appeared on BBC News 24 to outline the existing laws available to the UK government to restrict the movement of UK nationals suspected of involvement with terrorist organisations.
- 2014 (24th April) BBC South East Televised interview on British nationals fighting in Syria, terrorist offences.
- 2014 (24th April) BBC 1 Live interview on British nationals fighting in Syria, terrorist offences
- 14.11.14 Live interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer LBC ‘Use of temporary exclusion orders against returnees from Syria and seizure of passports’
- 14.11.14 interview with the Voice of Russia, London ‘New proposals for temporary exclusion orders against returnees from Syria and seizure of passports’ (with Tim Walklate, Broadcast Journalist)
- 10.2.14 The Conversation How Syrian conflict is putting British terrorism law to the test - http://theconversation.com/how-syrian-conflict-is-putting-british-terrorism-law-to-the-test-22912
- 10.2.14 descrier Syrian conflict tests British anti-terror laws http://descrier.co.uk/world/2014/02/syrian-conflict-tests-british-anti-terror-laws/
- 2013 (August 19) Huffington Post Live discussion of Schedule 7 Terrorism Act 2000 http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/glenn-greenwald-partner-held-under-uk-terror-act/520e4e1dfe344420340004cf
- 2014 (22nd January) Voice of Russia, Russia's World Service in London interview on TPIMs
- 2014 LBC Radio, live phone interview with Ken Livingstone and David Mellor on Britons travelling to Syria 4.4.15
- 2013 (26th November) UK Constitutional Law Group Blog Prisoners’ voting rights, subsidiarity, and Protocols 15 and 16: re-creating dialogue with the Strasbourg Court?’
- 2013 (11th December) Wall Street Journal interview on Lee Rigby murderers trial, reporter Alexis Flynn
- 2013 (August 19) Aftenposten (Norwegian) "Camerons høyest betrodde sendt for å presse The Guardian"
- 2013 (August 18) Christian Science Monitor (Boston) "Detention of journalist's partner highlights broad UK terror laws"
- 2013 (June 16) Real Radio Interview on the possible response to the Boston bombings in relation to the London Marathon in terms of counter-terror precautions
- 2013 (June 5) Inherently Human: Critical Perspectives on Law Gender and Sexuality Blog "Is Article 8 ECHR the feminist Article?"
- 2013 (June 5) UK Constitutional Law Group blog “Article 8 ECHR, the ‘feminist Article’, women and a ‘Conservative’ Bill of Rights”
- 2013 (March 21) UK Constitutional Law Group blog "The Report of the Bill of Rights Commission: disappointing Conservative expectations or fulfilling them?"
- 2013 (15 March) Radio Teeside Interview on Jimmy Savile case and legal definitions of sexual harassment
- 2012 (9 October) UK Constitutional Law Group blog ‘What’s wrong with s2 Human Rights Act?’
- 2012 (7 April) UK Constitutional Law Group blog and the UK Human Rights Blog 'An appeasement approach in the European Court of Human Rights?'
- 2012 (2 April) BBC Radio Newcastle on proposals for new powers to monitor communications
- 2011 (13 Dec) Televised interview with Andrew Neil on BBC2 (broadcast Feb 2012) for 'Rights gone wrong?' outside European Court of Human Rights at Strasbourg about the ECHR and the future of the Human Rights Act
- 2011 (1 Nov) UK Constitutional Law Group blog The Conservative anti-ECHR stance and a British Bill of Rights: rhetoric and reality; Conservative policy on the Human Rights Act: the role of the Bill of Rights' Commission and the aim of handing back autonomy to the UK in human rights matters
- 2011 (3 Oct) BBC Newcastle phone interview on future of the Human Rights Act
- 2011 (17 Oct) Contributed to discussion of contempt law - BBC Radio 4
- 2011 (4 Oct) Contributed to Channel 4 News on announcement of a potential tightening of immigration rules in relation to deportation
- 2011 (July) Interview on Radio Atticus, Australia, on proposals for 'Clare's Law'
- 2008 Radio 4 interview on Handyside case
- 2004 Interview on "Law in Action" BBC Radio 4 on Laporte - case on breach of the peace and rights to protest under the Human Rights Act
- 2003 Interview on "Law in Action" BBC Radio 4 on the right of public protest
UN workJune 2014: gave 2 presentations and led a working group at the UN workshop in Tunisia for representatives from MENA nations (Saudia Arabia, Lebanon, Yemen, etc) on developing a framework for freedom of information in their countries
- In March and April 2013 worked on comments on the draft UNODC freedom of expression tool. Attended UNODC International Expert Group Meeting on 11-12 April, Vienna, Vienna International Centre, involving 50 international experts from law, from journalism and from NGOs from around the world, 1 for each country represented; the meeting was the main event in the UNODC Initiative on Promoting Responsible and Professional Reporting on Corruption on the basis of the UN Convention against Corruption. July 2013 draft document circulated: Promoting Responsible and Professional Reporting on Corruption on the Basis of the United Nations Convention against Corruption; provided comments on: Journalistic Source Protection and intimidation of journalists, especially at borders (example of Miranda and Sched 7 Terrorism Act 2000); the right of access to information; self-regulation of the press; ‘citizen journalism’. The freedom of expression tool will be finalized and promulgated to all the UN member states in late 2013.
- Law Commission ongoing work on reform of contempt law: relates to my three chapters on contempt in Fenwick and Phillipson Media Freedom under the Human Rights Act (2006,OUP), and to my chapter in Borrie and Lowe on Contempt (Lexis Nexis, 4th edn 2010). Law Commission: Contempt of Court: A Consultation Paper (No 209) (2012). Chap 4 referred extensively to the three chaps on contempt I wrote in Media Freedom. I also wrote, with G Phillipson, a briefing note on the consultation for the Commission in November 2012.
- Gave evidence to the Joint Committee on the Draft Enhanced Terrorism Prevention Measures Bill (ETPIM Bill) on 24th October 2012. The Committee was conducting pre-legislative scrutiny on the draft Bill, and reported to Parliament on November 9th 2012 with its recommendations (Draft Enhanced Terrorism Prevention Measures Bill: Report HL Paper 70, HC 495, 27.11.12) which included a range of references to my evidence (at pp6,18,25,26,30, 31).
- Universities UK, AREC and University of Warwick working in partnership 24.4.13 - training session for research ethics officers, research assistants, IT personnel: Counter-terrorism law and security research
- Expert advisor for Liberty 2006
- Advice on counter-terrorist policy to Canadian High Commissioner 2006
- Expert assessor OSCE ODIHR Roundtable, Warsaw 2006
- Council of Europe: expert advice on criminal justice and public order laws, Armenia, 2008, Moldova 2001
- 2001 - present Human Rights Consultant for Doughty Street Chambers, London
- Counter-terrorist law and policy
- Media freedom of expression (in particular contempt law, obscenity law and privacy law)
- Public protest
- Human Rights Act; proposals for a Bill of Rights
- 2010: £43,000 from EHRC, 2010 ‘Impact on Muslims of counter-terror measures’ Co-investigator with T Choudhury
- 2002: THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT AND LEGAL REASONING (£139128.00 from Arts & Humanities Research Board)
- 2001: £70,000: convened Law Foundation Course for Qatari students 2000-1 in collaboration with Language Centre
- 1992: £7,500: for relief from teaching and IT equipment from HEFCE 1992-3
- Fenwick, Helen. (2015). Fenwick on Civil Liberties and Human Rights. Routledge.
- Fenwick, Helen., Phillipson, Gavin. & Williams, Alex. (2015). Text, Cases and Materials on Public Law and Human Rights. Routledge.
- Phillipson, G. & Fenwick, H.M. (2010). Text, Cases and Materials on Public Law and Human Rights. London: Routledge.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2007). Civil Liberties and Human Rights. London: Routledge.
- Fenwick H.M. & Phillipson G (2006). Media Freedom under the Human Rights Act. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Fenwick, Helen (2014). Hate crimes in cyber-space. Times Higher Education Supplement
- Fenwick, Helen. (2010). Review of Bonfire of the Liberties: New Labour, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law, by K.D. Ewing. Journal of Law and Society 37(4): 682-686.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2009). Review of Daniel Moeckli Human Rights and Non-discrimination in the “War on Terror”. Human Rights Law Review 9(2): 343-345.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2008). A review of 'Civil Liberties' by Conor Gearty. European Human Rights Law Review (6): 809-812.
Chapter in book
- Fenwick, Helen (2015). Enhanced Subsidiarity and a Dialogic Approach - Or Appeasement in Recent Cases on Criminal Justice, Public Order and Counter-Terrorism at Strasbourg Against the UK?. In The UK and European Human Rights A Strained Relationship?. Ziegler, Katja S., Wicks, Elizabeth & Hodson, Loveday Oxford: Hart. 194-213.
- Fenwick, H (2014). Post 9/11 UK counter-terrorism cases in the European Court of Human Rights: a ‘dialogic’ approach to rights’ protection or appeasement of national authorities? In Critical Debates on Counter-Terrorist Judicial Review. de Londras, F & Davies, F Cambridge University Press.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2013). Conservative anti-HRA rhetoric, the Bill of Rights "solution" and the role of the Bill of Rights Commission. In The United Kingdom's statutory Bill of Rights constitutional and comparative perspectives. Masterman, R. & Leigh, I.D. Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2013). Origins of Rights and Freedoms. In Halsbury's Laws. Lord Mackay of Clashfern (series editor) & Falkowski, D. (consultant editor) LexisNexis Butterworths. 88A.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2013). The Human Rights Act. In Halsbury's Laws. Lord Mackay of Clashfern (series editor) & Falkowski, D. (consultant editor) LexisNexis Butterworths. 88A.
- Fenwick, H (2013). The Human Rights Act and Article 5 ECHR. In Puri and Treasaden, Forensic Psychiatry. Hodder Arnold.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2013). The role of unincorporated human rights standards in English law. In Halsbury's Laws. Lord Mackay of Clashfern (series editor) & Falkowski, D. (consultant editor) LexisNexis Butterworths. 88A.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2012). Replacing the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights: creating greater Parliamentary autonomy on human rights matters. In Confronting the Human Rights Act: contemporary themes and perspectives. Kang-Riou, Nicolas, Milner, Jo & Nayak, Suryia Routledge. 291-326.
- Phillipson, Gavin. & Fenwick, Helen. (2012). UK counter-terror law post 9/11: initial acceptance of extraordinary measures and the partial return to human rights norms. In Global Anti-Terrorism Law & Policy (2nd ed). Ramraj, V. Hor, M. Roach, K. & Williams, G. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 481-513.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2010). Introduction. In Supperstone, Goudie & Walker: Judicial Review. General Editors: Sir Michael Supperstone; James Goudie QC; and The Honourable Mr Justice Walker. Editor for the Fourth edition: Helen Fenwick. London: LexisNexis.
- Fenwick, Helen. & Phillipson, G. (2010). UK Control Orders as a Counter-Terrorism Strategy: reading down liberty and due-process rights. In The Impact of Contemporary Security Agendas against Terrorism on Criminal Law and Law Enforcement. Max Planck Institute.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2007). Judicial Reasoning in Clashing Rights cases; Introduction; Conclusion. In Judicial Reasoning under the Human Rights Act. Phillipson, G. & Masterman, R. (eds) Cambridge University Press.
- Fenwick, Helen. & Phillipson, G. (2005). Legislative over-breadth, democratic failure and the judicial response: fundamental rights and the UK’s anti-terrorist legal policy. In Global Terrorism. Ramraj, V., Hor, M. & Roach, K. Cambridge University Press.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2003). The reaction of Great Britain's legal order to September 11 2001. In Terrorismus und Recht – Der wehrhafte Rechtsstaat. Munich: Hanns Seidel Foundation.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2002). Responding to 11 September: Detention without trial under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001. In Superterrorism. Freedman, L Prof. Wiley. 80-104.
- Fenwick, Helen. (1998). Introduction to Professor Andrew Ashworth's The European Convention on Human Rights and English Criminal Justice: Ships which pass in the Night? In The Public Law of Europe and the Common Law of the UK. Andenas, Dr M. Keyhaven Publications. 215-226.
- Fenwick, Helen & Baker, Aaron (2006), Constructing the Terrorist Suspect: Proactive Counter - Terrorist Strategies in Conflict with Human Rights, in Chandrasekharan Pillai, K.N. eds, International Conference on 'Criminal Justice Under Stress: Transnational Perspectives'. New Delhi, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, 113-127.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2014). Supperstone, Goudie & Walker: Judicial Review. Lexis Nexis.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2012). Developments in Counter-terrorist measures and uses of Technology. Routledge.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2010). Supperstone, Goudie & Walker: Judicial Review. London: LexisNexis.
- Fenwick, H.M., Phillipson, G. & Masterman, R. (2007). Judicial Reasoning under the UK Human Rights Act. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Fenwick, H. M. (2017). Terrorism and the control orders/TPIMs saga: a vindication of the Human Rights Act or a manifestation of ‘defensive democracy’?. Public Law
- Fenwick, H. (2017). Terrorism threats and temporary exclusion orders: counter-terror rhetoric or reality?. European Human Rights Law Review 2017(3): 247-271.
- Fenwick, H. & Masterman, R. (2017). The Conservative Project to ‘Break the Link between British Courts and Strasbourg’ Rhetoric or Reality?. Modern Law Review
- Fenwick, H. (2016). Same sex unions at the Strasbourg Court in a divided Europe: driving forward reform or protecting the Court’s authority via consensus analysis?. European Human Rights Law Review 2016(3): 249-272
- Fenwick, Helen (2015). Redefining the Role of TPIMs in combatting "Home-Grown" Terrorism within the Widening Counter-Terror Framework. European Human Rights Law Review 2015(1): 41-56.
- Fenwick, H. (2013). Designing ETPIMS around ECHR Review or Normalisation of “Preventive” Non-Trial-Based Executive Measures?. Modern Law Review 76(5): 876-908.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2012). The Human Rights Act or a British Bill of Rights: creating a down-grading recalibration of rights against the counter-terror backdrop?. Public Law (July 2012): 468-490.
- Fenwick, H & Phillipson, G (2011). Covert Derogations and Judicial Deference: Redefining Liberty and Due Process Rights in Counterterrorism Law and Beyond. McGill Law Journal 56(4): 863-918.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2011). Preventive anti-terrorist strategies in the UK and ECHR: Control orders, TPIMs and the role of technology. International Review of Law, Computers & Technology 25(3): 129-141.
- A, Tomkins., H, Fenwick. & L, Lazarus. (2011). Terrorist asset-freezing – Continuing Flaws in the current scheme. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology 25(3): 117-128.
- Choudhury, Tufyal. & Fenwick, Helen. (2011). The impact of Counter-terrorism measures on Muslim communities. International Review of Law, Computers & Technology 25(3): 151-181.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2010). Recalibrating ECHR rights and the role of the Human Rights Act post 9/11: reasserting international human rights norms in the “war on terror”?. Current Legal Problems 63(1): 153-234
- Fenwick, Helen. (2009). Marginalising human rights: breach of the peace, “kettling”, the Human Rights Act and public protest. Public Law 2009(4): 737-765.
- Fenwick, Helen. & Choudhury, S. (2005). Taking the Rights of Parents and Children Seriously: Confronting the Welfare Principle under the Human Rights Act. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 25(3): 453-492.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2004). Clashing rights, the welfare of the child and the Human Rights Act. Modern Law Review 67(6): 889-927.
- Fenwick, Helen. & Phillipson, G. (2004). National Irish Bank v RTE and Finding the Balance: Breach of Confidence, privacy and the public interest test in England and Ireland. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 55(2): 118-153.
- Fenwick, Helen., Bonner, D. & Harris-Short, S. (2003). The Human Rights Act - the Story so far. International and Comparative Law Quarterly 52: 549-586.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2002). The Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001: A Proportionate Response to 11 September?. Modern Law Review 65(5): 724-762.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2001). Covert Surveillance under the Regulation of Investigatory Power Act Part II. Journal of Criminal Law 65(6): 515-531.
- Fenwick, Helen. & Phillipson G. (2001). Direct Action, Convention values and the Human Rights Act. Legal Studies 21(4): 535-568.
- Fenwick, Helen. & Phillipson, G. (2000). Public Protest, the Human Rights Act and Judicial Responses to Political Expression. Public Law 625-648.
- Fenwick, Helen. & Phillipson G. (2000). The Doctrine of Confidence as a Privacy Remedy in the Human Rights Act Era. Modern Law Review 63(5): 660-693.
- Fenwick, Helen. (1999). Privacy, the Media and the Human Rights Act. Journal of Civil Liberties 363-369.
- Fenwick, Helen. (1999). The Right to Protest, The Human Rights Act and the Margin of Appreciation. Modern Law Review 62: 491-514.
- Fenwick, Helen. (1998). From Formal to Substantive Equality: The Place of Affirmative Action in European Union Sex Equality Law. European Public Law 4(4): 507-516.
- Fenwick, Helen. (1997). Procedural Rights of Victims of Crime: Public or Private Ordering of the Criminal Justice Process? Modern Law Review 60: 317-333.
- Fenwick, Helen. (1997). Charge-Bargaining and Sentence Discount: The Victim's Perspective. International Review of Victimology 5: 23-36.
- Fenwick, Helen. & Phillipson, G. (1996). Confidence and Privacy: A Re-examination. Cambridge Law Journal 55(3): 447-455.
- Fenwick, Helen. (1996). Perpetuating Inequality in the name of Equal Treatment. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 18(2): 263-270.
- Fenwick, Helen. & Hervey, T. (1995). Sex Equality in the Single Market: New Directions for the European Court of Justice. Common Market Law Review 32(2): 443-470.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2000). Civil Rights: New Labour, Freedom and the Human Rights Act. Longman.
- Fenwick, H (2013), Post 9/11 UK counter-terrorism cases in the European Court of Human Rights: a ‘dialogic’ approach to rights’ protection or appeasement of national authorities?, Critical Debates on Counter-Terrorist Judicial Review. Durham, England, Durham.
- Fenwick, H (2013), Setting the limits of political self-determination in democracies in relation to international human rights, Centre for International Law and HUman Rights. University of Lancaster, University of Lancaster.
- (2013), The Bill of Rights Commission Report: disappointing Conservative expectations or fulfilling them?, Bill of Rights Commission Report: Where are we now?. Durham, England, Durham.
- Fenwick, H (2013), The Bill of Rights Commission Report: Fulfilling Conservative expectations and airing Conservative plans, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference. Edinburgh, Edinburgh.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2012), Counter-terror strategies, the roles of technology and accountability: mass camera surveillance in the UK as a case study, The Hague, The Netherlands The Hague.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2011), Constructing suspect Muslim communities: UK preventive counter-terrorist strategies in conflict with human rights Keynote lecture, 25 Nov; Immigration & Integration in an Age of Austerity: Challenges and Opportunities, The London International Human Rights Congress 2011: 'Immigration & Integration in an Age of Austerity: Challenges and Opportunities'. Houses of Parliament, London, The Institute of Cultural Diplomacy, Houses of Parliament, London.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2010), Counter-terror law and policy in the UK post 9/11: acceptance of extraordinary measures and the incremental return to adherence to ECHR human rights norms, Conference on Global Anti-Terrorism. Sydney, Australia, Sydney.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2010), The Human Rights Act or a British Bill of Rights - riding back on human rights' protection?, The Human Rights Act – 10 years on. Salford, England, Salford.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2009), Breach of the peace, the Human Rights Act and public protest, Modern Convention on Liberty. Belfast, UK, Belfast.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2009), Current UK counter-terrorism policy: Responding to Belmarsh - the UK control orders regime, New York, USA (Cardozo Law School), Cardozo Law School, New York.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2009), Marginalising human rights: breach of the peace, “kettling”, the Human Rights Act and public protest, SLS Centenary Conference. Keele, England, Keele.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2009), Private Information and Public Places: Recent Developments in European and English Law, Luxembourg.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2009), Re-defining the rights to liberty and due process in the context of counter-terrorism – the control order phenomenon, Freiburg, Germany, Max Planck Institute, Freiburg.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2007), The Human Rights Act, Public Protest and Judicial Activism, The Individual vs. the State. Budapest, Hungary (Central European University), Central European University, Budapest.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2006), Counter-terrorism Law and Policy in the UK: the changing balance between human rights and security, Warsaw Symposium on Terrorist Law and Policy. Warsaw, Poland, the Transatlantic Policy Consortium, Warsaw.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2005), The Relationship between Freedom and Security in Europe, The British Perspective. Berlin, Germany, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Foundation, Berlin.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2004), Fundamental rights and the UK’s anti-terrorist legal policy, international conference on Global Terrorism. Singapore, Malaysia, Singapore.
- Fenwick, Helen (2004), Indefinite Detention without Trial - the “response” of Great Britain's legal order to September 11 2001: conflicts with fundamental rights, The European Anti-Terrorist Legislation and the protection of fundamental rights and liberties. Brussels, Brussels, Brussels.
- Fenwick, Helen (2004), Part 4 ACTSA – recent developments, SLS conference. Sheffield, England, Sheffield.
- Fenwick, Helen (2003), Breach of confidence after NIB v RTE, the Human Rights Act and the Convention, international symposium on Freedom of Expression. Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Dublin.
- Fenwick, Helen (2002), Why bother with rights when public safety is at risk?, Hamlyn Lectures: Human Rights, Serious Crime and Criminal Procedure. London, England, London.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2001), State Surveillance: in the Human Rights Act era, Human Rights Unit launch at University of Leeds. Leeds, England, Leeds.