Human Rights

This research cluster considers all aspects of the law relating to human rights, at the domestic, European and international levels.

Human Rights research cluster word cloudThe members of the Human Rights cluster have disparate interests within this general area. These include, but are not limited to, specific substantive fields for the protection of human rights (for example, the right to life, the right to respect for private life, freedom of religion, the extra-territorial protection of human rights, human rights and immigration, plus many others) and the means and regimes by which human rights are protected (for example, the HRA, the ECHR and work of the European Court of Human Rights, the ICCPR and the work of the Human Rights Committee, the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, and the role of NGOs).

Current Research

Alan Desmond’s main research interests concern migrants’ rights, particularly in the context of the Council of Europe (especially the ECHR) and the UN (especially the UN Migrant Workers Convention). He is particularly interested in migrant exceptionality, namely, the ways in which states and courts attenuate the protection potential of human rights law in relation to non-citizens. Alan is currently preparing a special issue of the International Journal of Law in Context on the UN Global Compact for Migration and its implications for the protection of migrants in international human rights law. Dr Alan Desmond Staff Profile

Reading and Reimagining Equality, 20 November 2020

Reading and Reimagining Equality, 20 November 2020

Posted by ab98 at Oct 30, 2020 03:35 PM |

Reading and Reimagining Inequality is the first seminar of International Law Outside the Box, the 2020/2021 CELI Peace Talks, the Annual Series of Leicester Law School's Centre for European Law and Internationalisation.

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CANCELLED: Facilitating social inclusion in a changing human rights landscape (26-27 March 2020)

CANCELLED: Facilitating social inclusion in a changing human rights landscape (26-27 March 2020)

Posted by csp12 at Feb 24, 2020 05:30 PM |

This event has been cancelled in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

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CANCELLED: Citizenship Stripping in the UK: A Short Introduction (29 April 2020, 4:30-6 pm)

CANCELLED: Citizenship Stripping in the UK: A Short Introduction (29 April 2020, 4:30-6 pm)

Posted by csp12 at Feb 19, 2020 06:50 PM |

This event has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Perceptions of Children in the Family Courts, 21 January 2020

Perceptions of Children in the Family Courts, 21 January 2020

Posted by ab98 at Jan 02, 2020 10:20 AM |

Sir James Munby, former President of the Family Division of the High Court of England and Wales

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Applications open! Midlands4Cities PhD funding for UK/EU applicants

Applications open! Midlands4Cities PhD funding for UK/EU applicants

Posted by csp12 at Nov 17, 2019 11:07 PM |

We are accepting applications in the areas of European, international and human rights law.

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