Human rights law clearly permeate a wide range of subject areas but there are some colleagues in the School whose work focuses more centrally on human rights issues. Vanessa Bettinson, for example, has research interests in human rights arising in the context of immigration law and policy and criminal justice. She has produced (with Professor Richard Ward) a practitioner’s guide on the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 and a number of peer-reviewed articles in leading journals in her research areas.
Dr Alwyn Jones’ PhD thesis focused on the rights of people belonging to ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities in international human rights law. Dr Jones has also published articles relating to the rights of foreign nationals with HIV to resist removal in international and domestic human rights and refugee law to countries where they would not be able to access effective treatment. He was a co-guest editor (with Vanessa Bettinson) for a special issue the Liverpool Law Review (issue 2 of 2007), on ‘Historical and Contemporary Issues on HIV and the Law’.
Other staff involved in these areas are: Martin Davis, Neil Parpworth, Tim Hillier and Professor Trevor Buck