Dr Se-shauna Wheatle
Se-shauna Wheatle joined Durham Law School in 2013. She was previously Lecturer in Law at Exeter College, University of Oxford, where she taught Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. She achieved her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at the University of the West Indies before attending the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar to read for the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL). She completed a Master of Philosophy in Law on the constitutionality of the criminalization of same-sex relations in Jamaica and a Doctor of Philosophy in Law at the University of Oxford on 'The Impact of Implied Constitutional Principles on Fundamental Rights Adjudication in Common Law Jurisdictions'.
Se-shauna has written a monograph, Principlied Reasoning in Human Rights Adjudication, which was published by Hart in 2017. Her current research interests lie in comparative constitutionalism, comparative human rights, common law constitutionalism, implied constitutional principles and sexual orientation and the law.
Among other academic activities, she sits on the Scholarship Advisory Group of the Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law, the Board of Directors of the American Society of Comparative Law and the Organizing Committee of the Northern Public Law Forum.
- Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Human Rights Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Commonwealth Caribbean Human Rights
- Wheatle, Se-shauna (2017). Principled Reasoning in Human Rights Adjudication. Oxford: Hart Publishing.
- Wheatle, Se-shauna (2015). Final Judgment: The Last Law Lords and the Supreme Court. Public Law 489-492.
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- Se-shauna Wheatle (2018). Constitutional Principles: The Caribbean Constitution in the World. In The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Constitutions. Richard Albert Derek O'Brien & Se-shauna Wheatle Oxford University Press.
- Masterman, Roger & Wheatle, Se-shauna (2018). Unity, Disunity and Vacuity: Constitutional Adjudication and the Common Law. In The Unity of Public Law? Doctrinal, Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives. Elliott, Mark, Varuhas, Jason & Wilson Stark, Shona Oxford: Hart Publishing.
- Albert, Richard, O'Brien, Derek & Wheatle, Se-shauna (2018). The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Constitutions. Oxford Handbooks. Oxford University Press.
- Masterman, Roger & Wheatle, Se-shauna (2017). Unpacking separation of powers: judicial independence, sovereignty and conceptual flexibility in the UK constitution. Public Law 2017(Jul): 469-487.
- Wheatle, Se-Shauna (2016). Bounded Cosmopolitanism and a Constitutional Common Law. Journal of Comparative Law 11(2): 235-267.
- Wheatle, Se-shauna (2016). The Constitutionality of the “Homosexual Advance Defence” in the Commonwealth Caribbean. Equal Rights Review 16: 38-60.
- Masterman, Roger & Wheatle, Se-shauna (2015). A Common Law Resurgence in Rights Protection?. European Human Rights Law Review 2015(1): 57-65.
- Wheatle, Se-shauna (2015). Comparative Law and the Ius Gentium. Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 3(4): 1060-1083.
- O'Brien, Derek & Wheatle, Se-shauna (2012). Post-Independence Constitutional Reform In The Commonwealth Caribbean And A New Charter Of Fundamental Rights And Freedoms For Jamaica. Public Law 2012: 683.
- Wheatle, Se-shauna (2012). The Rights to Equality and Non-Discrimination and the Jamaican Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms. West Indian Law Journal 2012: 126.
- Masterman, Roger & Wheatle, Se-shauna (2016). Courts vs Parliament? A Response to Ekins and Forsyth.
- Se-shauna Wheatle (2015). Engagement and 'New Imperialism'. Inherently Human
- Wheatle, Se-shauna (2015). Opinion 2/13 and its UK Human Rights Effects.
- Wheatle, Se-shauna & Masterman, Roger (2015). The ‘Constitutional Aspect’ in Evans v Attorney General.
- Se-shauna Wheatle (2013). Criminalising Cross-Dressing in Guyana: Quincy McEwan et al vs. Attorney General of Guyana. Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog
- Se-shauna Wheatle (2013). Maurice Tomlinson v Television Jamaica Ltd: Horizontal Rights Application in Jamaica. UK Constitutional Law Blog
- Wheatle, Se-shauna (2012). The Residual Powers of the Court. UK Constitutional Law Blog
- Derek O'Brien & Se-shauna Wheatle (2011). The Commonwealth Caribbean and the Uses and Abuses of Comparative Constitutional Law. UK Constitutional Law Blog
- Wheatle, Se-shauna (2016), A Cosmopolitan Common Law Constitution, ICON-S Public Law Conference. New York, USA.
- Wheatle. Se-shauna (2016), Unity, Disunity and Vacuity: Constitutional Adjudication and the Common Law, Cambridge Public Law Conference. Cambridge, England.
- Wheatle, Se-shauna (2015), Principled Reasoning in Human Rights Cases, Younger Comparativists' Conference. Florida, USA.
- Wheatle, Seshauna (2014), ‘Constitutional Principles: Expression of the Ius Gentium?’, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law Conference. Cambridge, England, Cambridge.
- Wheatle, Se-shauna (2013), Constitutional Reform and the Courts, Constitutional Reform and the Commonwealth Caribbean. London, England, London.
- Wheatle, Se-shauna (2013), Violence Against LGBT Persons in the Commonwealth Caribbean, Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers Conference. Barbados.
- Wheatle, Se-shauna (2011), Reflections on the Rule of Law and Substantive Equality, International Graduate Legal Research Conference. London, England, London.
- Se-shauna Wheatle (2013). Adjudication in Homicide Cases involving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) Persons in the Commonwealth Caribbean. Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies.