More than half of the staff of the faculty have an interest in the theory, law and practice of human rights.  Research interests range from a wealth of constitutional and political theory relating to human rights, as well as the rights of terrorists, political extremists, minorities, and refugees to those of workers, women, consumers, business corporations, and property owners.  Human rights law functions at many levels from national constitutions and statutes like the Human Rights Act 1998 in the UK to the European Treaties and International Conventions. This page provides links to much of the research being undertaken in the Faculty in the field of human rights law, as well as to many of the researchers engaged in that research (see the right  hand menu)

The Human Rights Law Research Group is convened by Kate O'Regan, Director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. For enquiries, please contact her at