Human rights, development, and global legal studies

'new world' - a building site constructing the countries of the world.This theme encompasses work around the development, impact, movement, and deployment of doctrine, approaches, jurisprudence, and norms across national and transnational legal spaces.  

Researchers have submitted and/or influenced amici curiae and third party interventions to courts around the world; worked with civil society partners and campaigners to challenge inequalities and injustices and; provided guidance and critique of regulations, policies, and frameworks of national, supranational and global institutions. Research has been published in journals such as Feminist Review, International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, and Social Legal Studies. We write frequently for The Conversation, the Oxford Human Rights Hub and provide expert comment on current affairs.

In addition to our school-wide Research Seminar Series, researchers and postgraduate students can get involved with this theme through the Global Legal Studies, and Gender and the Law Research Groups

Theme lead

  • Lovleen Bhullar - regulation of antimicrobial resistance, climate change, environment, and water law



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Our researchers talk about their work:

Women, Poverty, Equality - Meghan Campbell
Birmingham Heroes: Fiona de Londras