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
Intellectual property law (copyright & trade marks) & private international law, from sixteenth century Papal printing priviledges to digital media in domestic & international law.
Criminal justice; philosophy of criminal law; penal theory; the history of crime & punishment; security & counter-terrorism law & policy.
Social theory; the sociology of punishment and control; historical and comparative analysis of legal institutions; the history and sociology of welfare states; sociology of law; criminological theory
English, European & American legal history; comparative law, with particular attention to modern German civil & criminal procedure; Anglo-American equity, trust, pension & employee benefit law.