Dr Alice Storey
Senior Lecturer, Course Director for LLM International Human Rights / LLM International Law
Dr Alice Storey is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Associate Director of the Centre for Human Rights. She leads the American Criminal Procedure & Evidence and America & International Legal Issues LLB modules.
Alice is also the Lead Academic of the UPR Project at BCU, which was shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award in 2021. The UPR Project directly engages with the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism through submitting stakeholder reports to selected countries’ UPRs on numerous human rights issues. The UPR Project also takes part in UPR Pre-sessions, which involves direct engagement with UN government delegations from across the globe and other civil society organisations. This allows Alice’s academic research to be translated into practical change for human rights on the ground and has led to in her being invited to government consultations on human rights issues such as women’s rights and HIV treatment.
Alice is regularly invited to be an expert panellist, speaking at events such as UPR Info’s “Strengthening the UPR for the Fourth Cycle” and Geneva Peace Week’s “Applying Insights from the UPR Process to Improve Reporting on Sustainable Development Goal 16.” Since 2015, she has been a pro-bono academic for the charity, Amicus, providing expertise on international law and the death penalty.
Alice’s current research continues to analyse the Universal Periodic Review mechanism through the lens of different human rights issues, broadly focused upon women’s rights across the world.