Human Rights research cluster news and events

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


Dissenting and Separate Opinions in the European Court of Human Rights

Posted by ab98 at Apr 01, 2010 12:00 AM |

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 Szyszczak recent work

Posted by ab98 at Mar 09, 2010 12:55 PM |

(Former staff member) 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: 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 recent work

Posted by ab98 at Nov 09, 2009 12:55 PM |

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.

Human Rights Lecture Series autumn term 2009

Posted by ab98 at Oct 09, 2009 12:55 PM |

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.

Share this page:


Leicester Law School

tel +44 (0)116 252 2363  
fax +44 (0)116 252 5023

University of Leicester,
University Road,

Key Contacts

Follow us on Twitter @LawLeicester

Student complaints procedure


AccessAble logo

The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has a detailed accessibility guide for the Fielding Johnson Building.