The School of Law’s interest in human rights law covers the domestic, European and International jurisdictions. In particular we have specific interests in:

  • The right to life and the value of life
    The School undertakes research on behalf of the UK Governments’ Foreign and Commonwealth Office and acts as an advisor to the High Representative for Foreign Affairs to the European Union as well as being actively involved in research and training on attitudes to, and the administration of, the death penalty in the USA and the Council of Europe. The research also covers the role of private international law in controlling threats to the right to life from individuals and corporations.
    Supervisor: Prof Jon Yorke. Reader in Law.
  • Equal protection and discrimination, especially in the context of education and environmental protection