Nicholas Bamforth 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)).        

At undergraduate level, he teaches on the Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Human Rights Law courses, and at BCL/MJur level on the Comparative Human Rights course.



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Journal Article (2)

Chapter (1)

N C Bamforth, 'An "imperial" strategy? The use of comparative and international law in arguments about LGBT rights' in (ed), Queer Theory: Law, Culture, Empire (Routledge 2010)
ISBN: 978-0-415-69773-6

Book (1)

N C Bamforth, Patriarchal Religion, Sexuality and Gender: A Critique of New Natural Law (Cambridge University Press 2008)
ISBN: 978-0-521-86863-1


His College teaching covers constitutional and administrative law, jurisprudence and land law and his Faculty teaching is in human rights, administrative law and land law.

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

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Administrative Law, Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law (Senior Status), Human Rights Law, Comparative Human Rights

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