Loveday Hodson

Loveday Hodson

Associate Professor
LLB (Warwick), LLM (London), PhD (Warwick), Barrister-at-Law
MA in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Leicester)

Telephone: +44 (0)116 233 1374

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LLB, LLM, PhD, MA, Barrister-at-Law,

In 2015–2016 I taught on the International Law and Introduction to Law undergraduate modules. During my time at Leicester I have also contributed to teaching on the following postgraduate modules: European Convention on Human Rights, Global Protection of Human Rights, Feminist Perspectives on International Law, Current Trends in International Law.


  • Ziegler, K. S., Wicks, E., & Hodson, L. (2015). The UK and European Human Rights – A Strained Relationship? Oxford: Hart.
  • Hodson, L. (2014). Women's Rights and the Periphery: CEDAW's Optional Protocol. European Journal of International Law. 25(2) European Journal of International Law 561.
  • Hodson, L. (2014). Activists and Lawyers in the ECtHR: The Struggle for Gay Rights. In D. Anagnostou, Rights in Pursuit of Social Change: Legal Mobilisation in the Multi-level European System. Oxford: Hart.
  • Hodson, L.  (2013). Activating the Law: Exploring NGOs' Legal Responses to Gross Human Rights Violations. In M. R. Madsen, & G. Verschraegen (Eds.), Making Human Rights Intelligible: Towards a Sociology of Human Rights. Oxford: Hart.
  • Hodson, L. (2012). Ties that Bind: Towards a Child-Centred Approach to Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender Families Under the ECHR. The International Journal of Children's Rights, 20(4), 501-522.
  • Hodson, L. (2012). States of Impunity: The Role of NGOs in Addressing Gross and Systematic Violations of the ECHR. In C. Santos (Ed.), Mobilização Transnacional do Direito: Portugal e o Tribunal Europeu dos Direitos Humanos [Transnational Legal Mobilization of Human Rights: Portugal and the European Court of Human Rights]. Almedina Press.
  • Hodson, L. (2011). A marriage by any other name? Schalk and Kopf v Austria. Human Rights Law Review, 11(1), 170-179.
  • Hodson, L. (2010). NGOs and the struggle for human rights in Europe. Hart Publishing.
  • Derbyshire H. and Hodson L. ‘Human Rights and Verbatim Theatre’, 2(2) Law and Humanities (2008) 191-211.
  • Hodson L. The Rights of Children Raised in Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual or Transgender Families: A European Perspective (October 2008, ILGA-Europe Report).
  • Hodson L. Different Families, Same Rights?: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Families under International Human Rights Law (March 2008, ILGA-Europe). Available at
  • Hodson L. ‘Family Values: The Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships in International Law’, (2004) Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, Vol. 22(1), 33-57.


My research interests are in international human rights law and social movements. In 2011 I published a book with Hart, ‘NGOs and the Struggle for Human Rights in Europe’. In 2015 I published a jointly-edited collection, The UK and European Human Rights: A Strained Relationship?

My research interests also include human rights and sexuality, particularly in the area of family rights.  I have published a number of academic articles and NGO reports in this area.

I am the co-convenor of the European Society of International Law’s interest group on Feminism and International Law.  I am currently co-organising a Feminist International Judgments Project.

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