Nicholas Bamforth, BCL. MA (Oxon) is a Fellow in Law at Queen's College. He has previously worked at UCL and Cambridge. In 2003-4, he was a Hauser Global Research Fellow at New York University. Since October 2006, he has been an elected member of Oxford's University Council. He is currently serving as the University Junior Proctor.
N C Bamforth, 'Same-sex partnerships: Some Comparative Constitutional Lessons' (2007) 2007(1) European Human Rights Law Review 47
N C Bamforth, 'The benefits of marriage in all but name?\' Same-sex couples and the Civil Partnership Act 2004' (2007) 19(2) Child and Family Law Quarterly 133
N C Bamforth, 'Political Accountability in Play: The Budd Inquiry and David Blunkett’s Resignation'  Public Law 229 [...]
Note on ministerial responsibility and inquiry procedures.
N C Bamforth, 'The role of philosophical and constitutional arguments in the same-sex marriage debate: a response to John Murphy' (2005) 17 Child & Family Law Quarterly 165 [...]
A response to another author's critique of my earlier work. Argues that the case for legal recognition of same-sex partenrship rights requires use of philosophical and constitutional arguments, not just case law analogies.
Review article of Sandra Fredman's monograph Discrimination Law. Tries to explore the nature of anti-discrmination law and the flaws in equality arguments.
N C Bamforth, 'A Constitutional Basis for Anti-Discrimination Protection?' (2003) 119 LQR 215 [...]
Case note on CA case.
Summary of multi-layered constitution theory.
N C Bamforth, 'Human Rights and Consumer Credit' (2002) 118 LQR 203 [...]
Case note on CA case.
N C Bamforth and Michael Beloff, 'The University Visitor, Academic Judgment, and the European Convention on Human Rights' (2002) Judicial Review 221 [...]
Examination of role of the University visitor and legal obligations of universities (in terms of procedural fairness) towards students and employees.
N C Bamforth and others, 'Constitutional Analysis, Constitutional Principle and Judicial Review'  Public Law 763 [...]
Reiteration of the common law theory of judicial review and rejection of Mark Elliott's modified ultra vires theory.
N C Bamforth, 'The True Horizontal Effect of the Human Rights Act 1998' (2001) 117 LQR 34 [...]
Response to Sir William Wade and Sir Richard Buxton cocnerning the impact of the HRA 1998 in litigation between private parties.
N C Bamforth, M. Malik and C. O'Cinneide, Discrimination Law: Theory and Context (Sweet & Maxwell 2008) [...]
A comprehensive co-authored text concerning all aspects of discrimination law, employing comparative analysis and legal philosophy where appropriate.
N C Bamforth and DAJ Richards, Patriarchal Religion, Sexuality and Gender: A Critique of New Natural Law (Cambridge University Press 2007) [...]
50:50 contribution by the two co-authors.
N C Bamforth, 'Separation of Powers, Public Law Theory and Comparative Analysis' in K. Ziegler, D. Baranger & A.W. Bradley (eds), Constitutionalism and the Role of Parliaments (Hart 2007) [...]
Based on a conference paper, this is an analysis of separation of powers and public law theory arguments when applied to legislatures and executives in a series of jurisdictions. It is a response to other chapters in the same volume.
Introduction to and analysis of the essays in a volume containing the 2002 Oxford Amnesty Lectures.
N C Bamforth, 'Lesbian and Gay Rights' in R. Smith and T. van den Anker (eds), The Essential Guide to Human Rights (Hodder 2005) [...]
Contribution to encyclopedia of human rights.
N C Bamforth, 'Courts in a Multi-Layered Constitution' in Nicholas Bamforth & Peter Leyland (eds), Public Law in a Multi-layered Constitution (Hart Publishing 2003)
Introduction to set of essays in edited collection on contemporary public law.
N C Bamforth, 'Private Law Remedies and the Human Rights Act 1998: An Overview' in Andrew Burrows and Edwin Peel (eds), Commercial Remedies: Current Issues and Problems (OUP 2003) [...]
Analysis of impact of HRA 1998 in private law, and in partiuclar on private law remedies.
Analysis of use of Hohfeldian cocnepts of rights in public and private law, and of the usefulness of Hohfeld as a basis for distinguishing between them.
A surevy and analysis of philosphical arfguments for and against the legal recognition of same-sex partnership rights.
Edited volume containing 2002 Oxford Amnesty Lectures, dealing with sexuality, gender and human rights.
Edited selection of essays on the impact of EU law, the ECHR and devolution on the UK constitution. Many of these essays are now used widely in courses and have been widely cited in other works.
N C Bamforth, 'Understanding the Impact and Status of the Human Rights Act 1998 within English Law' (2005) New York University School of Law Global Law Working Paper series 60 [...]
Analysis of constituitonal status and impact of the HRA 1998.
Research: Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Jurisprudence, Human Rights, Land Law