Course Director for LLM International Human Rights / LLM International Law
Dr Alice Storey is a 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 modules. She also teaches on the American Legal Practice and Integrated Research Project modules.
Alice is the Lead Academic of The UPR Project at BCU, which regularly submits reports to the United Nations on the human rights situation in selected countries.
Alice’s doctoral research was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Midlands4Cities DTP. Her PhD thesis assessed the effectiveness of the UN Universal Periodic Review in the context of the abolition of the death penalty in the USA. Before returning to academia, Alice completed the Legal Practice Course and practiced Family Law and Civil Litigation.
Since 2015, she has been a pro-bono academic for the charity, Amicus, providing expertise on international law and the death penalty. Her 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.
To extend her research from academia into human rights practice, in 2018 Alice created and became the Lead Academic of the UPR Project at BCU. The UPR Project, as a non-governmental organisation, submits Stakeholder Reports to selected states’ UPRs, including the USA, Myanmar, and Namibia. In 2020, the UPR Project at BCU’s report was cited by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in its summary document on human rights in the USA.