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UK Fellow, Law, elected in 2010

Professor Conor Gearty FBA

The theory, law and practice of human rights; the law and practice of civil liberties; the study of terrorism in all its legal, political, historical and international relations aspects
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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. Conor Gearty's most recent single-authored 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 next book (to be published by Oxford, June 2016) is an analysis of Britain's relationship with the Strasbourg Court of Human Rights, ON FANTASY ISLAND. Conor is also a Barrister, practising law at Matrix Chambers. He lives in north London.

Website: http://www.conorgearty.com

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor of Human Rights Law, London School of Economics

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Human Rights Law, London School of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 2016

Publications

Liberty and Security 2013

On Fantasy Island. Britan, Strasbourg and Human Rights 2016

The Meanings of Rights 2014

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The constitutional basis of transnational legal orders, with particular reference to the European Union; the impact of globalisation on law; the relationship between law & security.

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Professor John Gardner

Philosophy of law (including private law, public law, and criminal law, as well as law in general); related topics in moral and political philosophy

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