Peter Cumper

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2653

Personal details

LLB (Queens), LLM (Essex)

I have taught in the department since 1997. My main research interests are in the areas of Human Rights law, and Constitutional law.

In 2005, I was awarded a University of Leicester Teaching Fellowship.


  • ‘Freedom of religion and human rights laws - awkward bedfellows’, in  Van den Brink M, Burri S and Goldschmidt J, Equality and human rights: nothing but trouble? (SIM, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, 2015) pp.283-304.
  • The reasonable accommodation of conservative religious beliefs and the protection of LGBT rights at the workplace’, in Foblets M-C, Alidadi K, Nielsen J, and Yanasmayan Z, Belief, Law and Politics (Ashgate, 2014) 145-156.
  • ‘Freedom of Religion and Belief’, in Harris, O’Boyle, Warbrick, Law of the European Convention on Human Rights, (Oxford University Press, 3rd edn, 2014), chapter 13, 592-612.
  • ‘Multiculturalism, human rights and the accommodation of sharia law’ (2014) Human Rights Law Review, 14, 31-57.
  • 'Public Reason', Judicial Deference and the right to Freedom of Religion and Belief under the Human Rights Act 1998" with T. Lewis (2011) Kings Law Journal 22(2) 131-156.
  • Cumper, P., with Lewis T., "Last Rites and Human Rights: Funeral Pyres and Religious Freedom in the United Kingdom", (2010) 12 Ecclesiastical Law Journal, 131-151.
  • ‘Taking religion seriously’? Human Rights and Hijab in Europe − some problems of adjudication’, with Lewis T., (2009) Journal of Law and Religion, 599-628.
  • “Balancing Freedom of Political Expression against Equality of Political Opportunity: the Courts and the UK Broadcasting Ban on Political Advertising”, with Tom Lewis, Public Law, 2009, 89-111.

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