About this Fellow
Conor Gearty was born in Ireland and educated at University College Dublin and Cambridge. He has taught law at Cambridge, King's College London, and LSE where he still works. He writes on human rights, terrorism and civil liberties. His book Liberty and Security (2013) developed the idea of 'neo-democracy' to explain democracy in a neo-liberal age. Recent scholarly publications in the British Journal of Criminology and the European Law Journal have developed this theme. His book analysing Britain's relationship with the Strasbourg Court of Human Rights, On Fantasy Island: Britain, Europe and Human Rights, was published in October 2016. Professor Gearty is also a barrister, practising law at Matrix Chambers. He lives in north London.
- Professor of Human Rights Law, London School of Economics
- Professor of Human Rights Law, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 2016
Public law; administrative justice and the relationship between law and medicine, particularly law and psychiatry
The law of property, both in Scotland and as part of European private law; doctrinal legal history, especially of the 18th and 19th centuries; law reform; mixed jurisdictions
Public international law including human rights law especially with respect to the guarantee of women's rights; peace agreements and conflict resolution
Jurisprudence; legal decision-making; common law legal history