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Our Research

Although the variety and depth of research in the Human Rights and Public Law Centre is difficult to capture, broadly speaking there are four main areas of concentration:

  • international human rights
  • European and comparative human rights
  • human rights in UK law (including the Human Rights Act 1998 and the human rights implications of Brexit)
  • inter-disciplinary approaches to human rights, including human rights theory and history

Visiting Scholars

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Our People

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Our Public Engagement

Members of Durham Human Rights and Public Law Centre frequently engage with public discourse on rights-related matters through both traditional and social or non-traditional media. This reflects the Centre's commitment not only to excellence in research and teaching, but also to enriching public debates by means of the provision of expert opinion and the translation of research into policy debate and proposals. Our recent work has included: 

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Unwritten Constitutional Norms and Principles

This project examines the phenomenon of unwritten constitutionalism from a comparative and inter-disciplinary perspective, focussing on three jurisdictions: Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

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