Bethany Shiner is a Dphil (PhD) candidate at the Faculty of Law. Her thesis research is on the right to freedom of thought under article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights and is under the supervision of Professor Kate O’Regan and Dr Nazila Ghanea. Bethany has several peer-reviewed publications including a co-edited special issue, 'The Right to Freedom of Thought: A Comparative Study' in the European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance  with Dr Patrick O'Callaghan.
Bethany is a lecturer in law at Middlesex University London teaching English legal system, Public Law, and Employment Law.
Before joining academia, Bethany was a judicial review solicitor specialising in the Human Rights Act 1998. She was involved in the so-called ‘Iraq litigation’ which refers to hundreds of judicial review claims brought against the Secretary of Defence in regard to alleged human rights violations against Iraqi civilians and detainees during the Iraq war and occupation.
Published peer-reviewed work
‘Ministry of Defence Impunity: The Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Act 2021’ with Tanzil Chowdhury  2 Public Law 289-310
‘The right to freedom of thought in the European Convention on Human Rights’ with Patrick O’Callaghan,  8(2-3) European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance 112-145
‘A Distinct Right to Freedom of Thought in South America: The Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Neurotechnology and the application of Bioethics principles’ with Cláudio de Oliveira Santos Colnago,  8(2-3) European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance 245-270
‘Introduction to a comparative study of the right to freedom of thought’ with Patrick O’Callaghan  8(2-3) European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance 107-111
Co-edited special issue with Dr Patrick O'Callaghan 'The Right to Freedom of Thought: A Comparative Study'  8(2-3) European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance 107-270
‘Big data, small law: how gaps in regulation are affecting political campaigning methods’  2 Public Law 361-378