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Nicholas Bamforth

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Nicholas Bamforth, BCL. MA (Oxon) is a Fellow in Law at The Queen's College, Oxford. He works in the areas of Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights Law and Sexuality and Law.

He is the author or co-author of three books (Sexuality, Morals and Justice (Cassell); Patriarchal Religion, Sexuality and Gender: A Critique of New Natural Law (with David A.J. Richards, Cambridge); and Discrimination Law: Theory and Context (with Maleiha Malik and Colm O'Cinneide, Thomson/Sweet & Maxwell) and the editor or co-editor of four (Public Law in a Multi-layered Constitution (with Peter Leyland, Hart); Accountability in the Contemporary Constitution (with Peter Leyland, Oxford); Sexual Orientation and Rights (Ashgate); and Sex Rights: The Oxford Amnesty Lectures 2002 (Oxford)).        

He has served as an elected member of Oxford's University Council and as the University Junior Proctor. He is currently an elected member of the University's Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship.

He has twice been a Hauser Global Research Fellow at New York University.




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Journal Articles

N C Bamforth, 'Sexuality and citizenship in contemporary constitutional argument' (2012) 10 International Journal of Constitutional Law 477

N C Bamforth, 'New Natural Law, Religion, and Same-Sex Marriage: Current Constitutional Issues' (2011) 1 Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy 207


N C Bamforth, Patriarchal Religion, Sexuality and Gender: A Critique of New Natural Law (Cambridge University Press 2008)


N C Bamforth, 'An "imperial" strategy? The use of comparative and international law in arguments about LGBT rights' in Queer Theory: Law, Culture, Empire (Routledge 2010)


Teaching: Constitutional and Administrative Law; European Union Law; Human Rights Law; Philosophy of Law

Research: Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Human Rights, Sexuality and Law

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The Queen's College

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Oxford Human Rights Hub

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