Jessie is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. Her research interests lie broadly in the field of anti-terrorism law with a particular focus on oversight and review. She is currently engaged in research which evaluates the effectiveness of institutional mechanisms for review of anti-terrorism legislation, with a particular interest in the role of offices of independent review of terrorism legislation in Australia and the UK.

Jessie has a PhD in Politics from Queen’s University, Belfast, and a Masters of Law from Birkbeck College, University of London. She is currently an Honorary Fellow at the University of Western Australia Law School and has previously been employed as a Lecturer in Politics and Human Rights at Kingston University, London and as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Professor George Williams’ Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship project ‘Anti-Terror Laws and the Democratic Challenge’ in the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at the University of New South Wales.


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  • J Blackbourn, Deniz Kayis and Nicola McGarrity, Anti-Terrorism Law and Foreign Terrorist Fighters (Routledge 2018)
    ISBN: 9781138093379
  • Liora Lazarus and J Blackbourn, 'Intelligence and the Criminal Law in England and Wales' in Matthew Dyson and Benjamin Vogel (eds), The Limits of Criminal Law (Intersentia 2018)
    ISBN: 9781780686615
  • Nicola McGarrity and J Blackbourn, 'Anti-Terrorism Laws and Human Rights' in Leanne Weber, Elaine Fishwick and Marinella Marmo (eds), The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights (Routledge 2016)
  • J Blackbourn, Anti-Terrorism Law and Normalising Northern Ireland (Routledge 2015)
  • J Blackbourn, 'Secret Material and Anti-Terrorism Review in Australia and Canada' in Greg Martin, Rebecca Scott Bray and Miiko Kumar (eds), Secrecy, Law and Society (Routledge 2015)
  • J Blackbourn, 'Anti-Terrorism Law Reform: Now or Never?' (2014) 25 Public Law Review 3
  • David Miller, J Blackbourn, Helen Dexter and Rani Dhanda (eds), Critical Terrorism Studies since 11 September 2001: What has been Learned? (Routledge 2014)
  • J Blackbourn, 'Independent Reviewers as Alternative; an Empirical Study from Australia and the UK' in Fergal F. Davis and Fiona de Londras (eds), Critical Debates on Counter-Terrorism Judicial Review (Cambridge University Press 2014)
  • J Blackbourn, 'Power without Responsibility: There is no Valid Scrutiny of Australia’s Anti-Terrorism Laws' in Daninel Baldino (ed), Spooked (University of New South Wales Press 2013)
  • J Blackbourn and Nicola McGarrity, 'Listening and Hearings: Intercept Evidence in the Courtroom' (2012) 2 Journal of Commonwealth Criminal Law 257
  • J Blackbourn, 'Counter Terrorism and Civil Liberties: The United Kingdom Experience, 1968-2008' (2008) 8 Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies 63


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Anti-terrorism laws

Counter-terrorism review

Independent Reviewers of Terrorism Laws

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