Several CELI members share an interest in human rights, conducting research on a wide range of national, European and international human rights law. While the approach of the members of the group is primarily legal, they also share an interest in human rights theory. The topics studied include terrorism, poverty, labour rights, social rights, globalisation, and the role of NGOs.
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- Peter Cumper
- Sally Cunningham
- Professor Cosmo Graham
- Loveday Hodson
- Yassin M'Boge
- Malcolm Shaw
- Erika Szyszczak
- Katja Ziegler
News, events and current work
Current Problems in the Protection of Human Rights, Edited by KS Ziegler and PM Huber
CELI Human Rights Film Series: 'Perceptions of Justice' (May–June 2012)
Dissenting and Separate Opinions in the European Court of Human Rights
Professor Robin White, working with Dr Iris Boussiakou as a research associate, led a two year project on Dissenting and Separate Opinions in the European Court of Human Rights, which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project involved quantitative and qualitative analysis of dissenting and separate opinions of the Court over the calendar years 1999-2004.
The project database is available on the Leicester Research Archive
Robin White and Iris Boussiakou, ‘Voices from the European Court of Human Rights’ (2009) 27 Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights 167-89.
Robin White and Iris Boussiakou ‘Separate opinions in the European Court of Human Rights’ (2009) 9 Human Rights Law Review 37-60.
A new edition of R White & C Ovey, The European Convention on Human Rights, Oxford University Press (5th ed), was published in April 2010.
Professor Erika Szyszczak and Professor Malcolm Shaw are practising barristers, working in the fields of European and international human rights law.
Professor Szyszczak was the Chair of the European Roma Rights Centre in Budapest. Recent papers include:"EU Anti-Discrimination Law" at a conference marking "50 Years of EC Law" at Fordham University, New York, 29 February 2008 - 1 March 2008: http://law.fordham.edu/calendar.htm. In April 2008 she spoke a seminar in Kracow on the UK and Human Rights After Lisbon and presented at seminars involving the training of lawyers and judges at ERA, Trier, Germany.Mre recently she has presented papers on EU law and the Equality Bill in London in October 2009 and March 2010.
Peter Cumper has recently given papers on religion and human rights law at the University of Nicosea, Cyprus, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, and the University of Malaya, Malaysia. In 2009 he was awarded a European Science Foundation Grant (to host an Experts Workshop (with M. Tumay) on Human Rights in Turkey, which was held in Istanbul in November 2009. He was also awarded a British Academy Research Grant in 2008 to undertake research into sharia law in Malaysia. Peter is co-writing a monograph (with Tom Lewis), entitled Faith, Secularism and Human Rights in Europe: Taking Religion Seriously (Hart Publishing), which will focus on the international rules governing the protection of religious and secular beliefs in contemporary Europe.
Virginia Mantouvalou was awarded an AHRC grant and is on sabbatical from January 2010 – February 2011. She is working on a project looking at social rights and economic freedoms. During the first term of her leave, Virginia was a visiting scholar at Georgetown University Law Centre in Washington DC. In early 2010 she gave papers at the Georgetown University Law Centre and the University of Miami in the US, and Osgoode Hall Law School in Canada.
Virginia’s book,Debating Social Rights, where she argues for social rights in a debate with Conor Gearty, will be published in December 2010, by Hart Publishing, in the context of the new series ‘Debating Law’ (Peter Cane, series editor). CELI will host a seminar to discuss the book and the general issues it raises in March 2011.
Paul O'Connell recently participated in an international workshop on the justiciability of socio-economic rights at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. Two essays of his are forthcoming in edited collections:
(i) ‘The Human Right to Health in an Age of Market Hegemony’ in Harrington and Stuttaford (eds), Global Health and Human Rights: Legal and Philosophical Perspectives (Routledge, 2010) and (ii) ‘Brave New World?: Human Rights in the Era of Globalisation’ in Baderin and Ssenyonjo (eds), International Human Rights Law: Six Decades After the UDHR and Beyond (Ashgate, 2010).
Human Rights Lecture Series
In a series of highly successful and challenging events taking place for four consecutive years, contemporary problems such as human rights and terrorism, poverty, migration, humanitarian intervention, social and labour rights, and the WTO were addressed. Invited speakers included Professor Conor Gearty, Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE, Professor Luzius Wildhaber, former President of the European Court of Human Rights, Professor Christopher Greenwood QC, LSE, Professor Sarah Joseph, Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights, Monash University, Australia, Professor Hugh Collins FBA, LSE, Colm O’Cinneide, UCL and member of the European Committee of Social Rights, Professor Achilles Skordas, University of Bristol, Dr Anne Davies, Oxford University, Brasenose College, Dr Bridget Anderson, Oxford University, Centre for Migration, Policy and Society, Professor Susan Marks, King’s College London, James Heenan, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, Professor Harry Arthurs, Osgoode Hall Law School, Professor Gavin Phillipson, University of Durham.