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 2002-201
- 31.4.17 Epoch Times, New York, piece on UK counter-terror measures by Simon Veazey http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2239626-extensive-security-apparatus-masks-uk-islamist-terrorist-threat-2/
- 8.11.16 The Conversation ‘Ankle tags, house arrest and forced relocation: how does Britain balance security and civil rights?’ https://theconversation.com/ankle-tags-house-arrest-and-forced-relocation-how-does-britain-balance-security-and-civil-rights-68109
- 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.htm
- 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/
- 2.4.15 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
- 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
- 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 celebrations
- 29.5.15 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’
- 27.5.15 the Conversation 'Surveillance: the Investigatory Powers Bill in Queens Speech'
- 2.4.15 Future Foreign Policy 'Disrupting the process of radicalisation via legislation to prevent young radicals leaving to fight for ISIS'
- 10.3.15 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?’
- 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-2291
- 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/
- 19.8.13 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
- 26.11.13 UK Constitutional Law Group Blog Prisoners’ voting rights, subsidiarity, and Protocols 15 and 16: re-creating dialogue with the Strasbourg Court?’
Selected Media Appearances
- 26.9.17 interview with New Scientist on Schedule 7 Terrorism Act powers
- 3.6.17 Gave paper jointly with Lord Justice Laws, Cumberland House, Berkshire, symposium on ‘Extremism: A Warning from History’
- 24.6.17 Presentation on UK counter-terror measures to UN Expert group meeting on combating racism, xenophobia and discrimination in the context of counter-terrorism, Budapest
- Week of 22.5.17 range of interviews with regional radio stations and newspapers on counter-terror measures and the Manchester attack
- 31.3.17 interview about the UK’s counterterrorism laws in relation to the first British woman to join a female militia in Syria The Times
- 23.3.17 Interview for Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo on the attacks in London
- 3.1.17 interview with BBC Radio 4 World at One, at 1.15, and BBC Radio 5 Live about Ryan Lock who died in Syria fighting ISIS; relevance of counter-terror measures
- 30.11.16 ‘The Role of Parliaments in Overseeing Measures Implemented to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism’ for members and staff of the Assembly of Kosovo and parliamentary delegations from Western Balkan countries, Pristina, Kosovo
- 28-29 April 2016: my work on non-trial-based counter-terror measures presented in an international conference at the Maison française d'Oxford: "The Rule of Crisis: Crisis legislation, emergency and rule of law from a comparative standpoint"
- 7.8.16 Raising The Bar 11am, BBC Radio 5 live - Series 2, Episode 3 on Control orders and counter-terrorism
- 29.6.16 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 8 a.m. Breakfast Show live – on Brussels attacks and security measures including surveillance
- 22.3.16 a live skype interview with Russia Today, 11.50 on the Brussels attacks and counter-terror measures.
- 22.3.16 Interview with Metro Radio on the Brussels attacks and their wider implications
- 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)
- 22.8.14 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.
- 24.4.14 BBC South East Televised interview on British nationals fighting in Syria, terrorist offences.
- 24.4.14 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’
- 4.4.15 LBC Radio, live phone interview with Ken Livingstone and David Mellor on Britons travelling to Syria
- 11.12.13 Wall Street Journal interview on Lee Rigby murderers trial, reporter Alexis Flynn
- 19.8.13 Aftenposten (Norwegian) Camerons høyest betrodde sendt for å presse The Guardian
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, Phillipson, Gavin & Williams, Alexander (2017). Text, Cases and Materials on Public Law and Human Rights. Routledge.
- Fenwick, Helen. (2015). Fenwick on Civil Liberties 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, H (Accepted). ‘Reconciling international human rights law with executive non-trial-based counter-terror measures: the case of UK temporary exclusion orders’. In The Rule of Crisis: Crisis Legislation, Emergencies and the Rule of Law. Auriel, P Springer.
- Fenwick, H (Accepted). An ECHR right to access a registered partnership? In The Future of Registered Partnerships. Hayward, H & Sherpe, J Intersentia.
- Fenwick, H (2017). Feminist version of the judgment in ABC v Ireland. In International Law Feminist Judgments. Lavers, T & Hodson, L Hart.
- 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 & Baker, Aaron (2006). Constructing the Terrorist Suspect: Proactive Counter - Terrorist Strategies in Conflict with Human Rights. In International Conference on 'Criminal Justice Under Stress: Transnational Perspectives'. Chandrasekharan Pillai, K.N. Indian Law Institute. 113-127.
- 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. (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, Helen (2017). Probing Theresa May's Response to the Recent Terror Attacks. European Human Rights Law Review (4): 341-350.
- Fenwick, H. & Hayward, A. (2017). Rejecting Asymmetry of Access to Formal Relationship Statuses for Same and Different-Sex Couples at Strasbourg and Domestically. European Human Rights Law Review 2017(6): 544-563.
- 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 (October): 609-626.
- 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 80(6): 1111-1136.
- 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 (2017), Presentation on UK counter-terror measures, UN Expert group meeting on combating racism, xenophobia and discrimination in the context of counter-terrorism. Budapest, Hungary.
- Fenwick, H & Lord Justice Laws (2017), Statutory 'Prevent' duties of universities, Extremism: A Warning from History. Cumberland House, Berkshire.
- 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.