Professor Helen Fenwick
Professor Helen Fenwick

Professor Helen Fenwick is Joint Director of the Human Rights Centre, Convenor of the SPTL Civil Liberties and Human Rights Group and a member of the Editorial Board of Civil Liberties Law Journal. She is a Human Rights Consultant to Doughty Street Chambers in London, one of a group of Chambers specialising in human rights litigation.

She is author of Civil Rights: New Labour, Freedom and the Human Rights Act (2000, Longmans/Pearson) and of Civil Liberties and Human Rights (3rd ed 2002, Cavendish). She has also published articles on human rights matters in Modern Law Review, Public Law, Cambridge Law Journal, Common Market Law Review, European Public Law, Criminal Law Review, the International Review of Victimology, the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, and the Journal of Criminal Law. She has contributed chapters in a number of books including Superterrorism (ed Lawrence Freedman) (2002, Blackwell), The Public Law of Europe and the Common Law of the UK (1998, Keyhaven Publications, Dr M Andenas (ed)) and Sex Equality Law in the European Union (1996, Dr T. Hervey and Professor D. O'Keeffe (eds)).

The third edition of her book Civil Liberties and Human Rights (2002) has been adopted as the standard text on a large number of Civil Liberties courses in UK Universities and has been widely cited in all the recent texts on the area. She is currently engaged in research on the implications and reception of the Human Rights Act and has recently published articles on 'Clashing Rights, the Welfare of the Child and the Human Rights Act', 'Public Protest, the Human Rights Act and Judicial Responses to Political Expression' and 'The Doctrine of Confidence as a Privacy Remedy in the Human Rights Act Era'.

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