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Our research has impacted on policy and practice at the regional level of the European Union, the domestic jurisdiction of the United States, and the strategic approaches of the British Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

We also publish the British Journal of American Legal Studies (BJALS), which deals with human rights, legal and political theory, socio-legal studies and legal history with relevance to the United States.


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Research into the death penalty in the Centre for American Legal Studies (CALS) has raised awareness of issues around the death penalty, and influenced related policy and practice around the world.

CALS has advised European Commission of the European Union, and reviewed the jurisprudence of the Council of Europe's European Court of Human Rights on the death penalty.

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The Centre for American Legal Studies

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