Dr John Adenitire

Dr John Adenitire

Birmingham Law School
Lecturer

Contact details

Address
Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

John joined Birmingham Law School as a lecturer in September 2018. Prior to this, he was an AHRC-DTP funded PhD student at the University of Cambridge. His current research focuses on the right to exemption for religious and non-religious conscientious objectors from a wide variety of legal obligations (including anti-discrimination norms). More generally, his research and teaching interests lie in the fields of public law, legal theory, comparative public law, and law and religion. 

Qualifications

  • PhD in Law, University of Cambridge
  • MJur, University of Durham
  • LLB,  University of Birmingham

Biography

John joined Birmingham Law School as a Lecturer in September 2018. Prior to this, he was an AHRC-DTP funded PhD student at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge (Fitzwilliam College) where he was also the Chair of the Cambridge Pro Bono Project for two years. He has an LLB from the School of Law, University of Birmingham and a MJur (Master's by Research degree) from the Law School, University of Durham. He has carried out research work at UCL’s Constitution Unit, the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and the Commission on a Bill of Rights. 

Teaching

  • Public Law
  • Comparative Public Law
  • Legal theory
  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice
  • Law in Action II

Research

His current research focuses on the right to exemption for religious and non-religious conscientious objectors from a wide variety of legal obligations, especially anti-discrimination norms. More generally, his research and teaching interests lie in the fields of public law, legal theory, comparative public law, and law and religion.

Publications

Recent publications

Book

Adenitire, J (ed.) 2019, Religious Beliefs and Conscientious Exemptions in a Liberal State. Hart Publishing.

Article

Adenitire, JO 2017, 'Conscientious Exemptions: From Toleration to Neutrality; From Neutrality to Respect' Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 268-292. https://doi.org/10.1093/ojlr/rwx022

Adenitire, J 2016, 'A Conscience-Based Human Right to be ‘Doctor Death’' Public Law, vol. 4, pp. 613-630.

Adenitire, JO 2016, 'The BMA's guidance on conscientious objection may be contrary to human rights law' Journal of Medical Ethics, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 260-263. https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2015-103222

Adenitire, J 2015, 'SAS V France: fidelity to law and conscience' European Human Rights Law Review, vol. 2015, no. 1, pp. 78-86.

Adenitire, J 2014, 'Kai Moller, The Global Model of Constitutional Rights' Human Rights Law Review, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 159-164. https://doi.org/10.1093/hrlr/ngt037

Adenitire, J 2013, 'Between Institutional and Moral Discourse: On Alexy's Legal Philosophy' Jurisprudence, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 358-364. https://doi.org/10.5235/20403313.4.2.358

Chapter

Adenitire, J 2019, Conscientious Exemptions in a Liberal State. in J Adenitire (ed.), Religious Beliefs and Conscientious Exemptions in a Liberal State. Hart Publishing.

Adenitire, J 2019, Introduction. in J Adenitire (ed.), Religious Beliefs and Conscientious Exemptions in a Liberal State. Hart Publishing.

Adenitire, J 2019, Who Should Give Effect to Conscientious Exemptions? The Case for Institutional Synergy. in J Adenitire (ed.), Religious Beliefs and Conscientious Exemptions in a Liberal State. Hart Publishing.

Book/Film/Article review

Adenitire, J 2017, 'The Irrelevance of Religion' Jurisprudence, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 405-414. https://doi.org/10.1080/20403313.2017.1333814

Adenitire, J 2016, 'Reason of State: Law, Prerogative and Empire. By Thomas Poole [Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. xii + 302 pp. Hardback £69.99. ISBN 978-1-107-08989-1.]' Cambridge Law Journal, vol. 75, no. 03, pp. 620-623. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0008197316000544

Adenitire, J 2014, 'Book review of R. Masterman and I. Leigh (eds.), The United Kingdom’s Statutory Bill of Rights (UOP/British Academy 2013)' Public Law, vol. 591, no. July, pp. 591-595.

Comment/debate

Adams, Z & Adenitire, J 2018, 'Ideological neutrality in the workplace' Modern Law Review, vol. 81, no. 2, pp. 337-360. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2230.12332

Adenitire, J 2015, 'Has the ECHR recognised a legal right to glance at a smile?' Law Quarterly Review, vol. 131, no. Jan, pp. 43-48.

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Expertise

Freedom of conscience and religion, comparative public law, human rights law, constitutional law, philosophy of law, political philosophy