Dr Ben Warwick’s research explores how economic factors affect human rights (and especially socio-economic rights). He is interested in the ways that laws and the institutions that enforce them change under such pressures. This has led him to write on the related questions of crisis, neoliberalism, and the reversal of rights protections. He is a specialist in international human rights, the United Nations human rights bodies, and human rights after Brexit (especially the Irish context).
His research is frequently used by governmental and non-governmental bodies nationally and internationally, and has been prominently reported in national print and news media. He is currently Co-Investigator on a £250k ESRC Governance After Brexit grant which is interrogating questions of identity and governance, and was shortlisted for the Vice Chancellors Emerging Impact Award.
Ben is on the European Parliament’s list of legal experts, an Associate of the Oxford Human Rights Hub, is Co-Coordinator of the Law and Society Association's Economic and Social Rights network, and a member of the Queen Mary Human Rights Law Review’s Review Board.