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
The relationship between family law and social change; legal recognition of family ties, the consequences of relationship breakdown, and experiences of the family justice system
European Union law, environmental law and WTO law; particularly law and new modes of governance and the interactions between different sub-national, national and international legal orders
Law's role in facilitating and regulating business activity: integrating legal and economic analysis in the domestic and comparative study of company law, corporate governance, financial regulation and insolvency
English private law, particularly the law of unjust enrichment and trusts law