International, EU and Human Rights

The international, EU and human rights research group’s focus is to investigate issues of overlapping significance across international law, European law and human rights. Areas of expertise and interest include; sustainability, food security and water rights, climate security, asylum and migration or the interface between human rights, the internet and EU law.

University research themes

Research at the University of Hertfordshire is organised under 6 research themes as per the University Strategic Plan 2015-20. These high level themes address global research challenges which are reflected in research areas and groups at Hertfordshire Law School. The work of the international, EU and human rights research group falls within the following University Research Themes:

School research themes under the International, EU and HR law research group

Research in our group can also be categorised using the following main areas:

  • Public international law
  • International environmental law
  • Investment and Development Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Water Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • European Union Law
  • European Human Rights Law

Research group members

  • Dr Kofi Addo – War crimes, criminology
  • Dr Virginie Barral – Sustainability, equity, environmental protection and environmental justice, water, natural resources, climate change and climate justice, biodiversity protection, culture and the environment
  • Dr Melanie Collard – Critical criminology, human rights and political theory, hate crime, torture
  • Dr Chamu Kuppuswamy – Bioethics, food security, commons governance, property rights, right to development, decolonising international law, access to medicines, patents, traditional knowledge, cultural heritage, arts as method, and security
  • Dr Thomas Dunk – International law creation, individuals, non-state actors
  • Dr Laura LoCoco – Legal philosophy, territorial rights, secession, resources rights
  • Thaddeus Manu – IP as a development tool, technology transfer for sustainable energy, innovative financing models for drug R and D, medicines as global public goods, The role of intellectual property to maintain global energy security referencing the UN 2030 “Energy for All” objective
  • Dr Parinaz Raisi - International human rights, women’s rights, Islamic law and human rights.
  • Dr Felipe Romero-Moreno – Online piracy, human rights on the internet, due process, privacy, freedom of expression, ECHR
  • Zaherah Saghir – International investment law, investment arbitration, international commercial law