Public Law and Human Rights discussion group

The Public Law and Human Rights Discussion Groupmeets throughout the academic year to provide staff and students who share an interest in public law and human rights with a dedicated, informal and friendly forum to present their work and to discuss issues of current interest. 

Meetings typically take the form of an introductory presentation of around 20 minutes given by a member of staff or a student, with around 40 minutes for discussion. Presentations can be on work in progress or a more informal commentary on recent developments. Recent meetings have included:

  • Jane Norton
    "Regulating Group Membership: Associational Religious Freedom and Discrimination Law"
  • Marco Goldoni (Glasgow) Chris McCorkindale (Strathclyde)
    “Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Paradox of the Political”
  • David Williams (University of Auckland)
    "The Crown: Legal and Symbolic Perspectives on an Essentially Contested Concept’
  • Colin Warbrick
    Recent Decisions on British Policy on the Recognition of Foreign Governments: International Law Considerations and Constitutional Implications
  • Rosa Freedman
    Failing to Protect: Is it time to change our expectations of United Nations human rights bodies?
  • Sophie Boyron 
    Comparative Utterances or the Dilemma of Comparative Lawyers
  • Dominic De Cogan
    Tax by Law or Administrators: The Changing Boundaries
  • Jane Norton
    The Case for Religious Tribunals
  • Gulara Guliyeva
    Bringing Rights Back Home or Pushing Them Further Away? A Response to Michael Pinto-Duschinsky’s Criticisms of the HRA and the European Court of Human Rights