Senior Lecturer in Law, Associate Director for Centre for Human Rights
Dr Alice Storey is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Associate Director of the Centre for Human Rights. She leads the Human Rights in America & American Criminal Procedure and Evidence LLB modules. Alice is also Associate Director of Research in the School of Law, with a specific focus on impact and knowledge exchange.
I’m a senior lecturer in the School of Law and Associate Director of the Centre for Human Rights. While I’ve been a full-time academic since 2018, my BCU journey began quite a few years ago now when I was an undergraduate.
My expertise lies within international human rights, in particular the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which is a mechanism to monitor countries’ protection and promotion of human rights. To translate our academic work into practice, I lead the Universal Periodic Review Project at BCU, which engages with the UPR by submitting reports on human rights issues in selected countries and takes part in advocacy with governments and civil society organisations.
Through the UPR Project at BCU, we partner with multiple human rights organisations.
Our students have gone on to work in legal practice all across the world, specifically on human rights cases; see this case study from alumni Elshareef Ali Mahommed for just one example. Students also go on to work for civil society organisations, seeking to achieve changes to laws and policies related to human rights.
I’m currently working on a large-scale project relating to protection women across the world from violence, including domestic abuse and female genital mutilation in countries such as the UK, Somalia, Germany, and Chad. The great thing about this project is that it has opened up so many opportunities for students to work as a research assistant with me, either in a voluntary or paid role.