Emeritus Professors

Professor Françoise Hampson LLB (Newcastle), Barrister, Professor of Law

Staff positionEmeritus Professor
Emailfhampson@essex.ac.uk
Telephone01206 872564
Fax3428
Room5S.6.9
Biography

Francoise Hampson taught at the University of Dundee from 1975 to 1983 and has been at the University of Essex since then. She was an independent expert member of the UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights from 1998-2007. She has acted as a consultant on humanitarian law to the International Committee of the Red Cross and taught at Staff Colleges or equivalents in the UK, USA, Canada & Ghana. She represented Oxfam and SCF (UK) at the Preparatory Committee and first session of the Review Conference for the Certain Conventional Weapons Convention. Professor Hampson has successfully litigated many cases before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and, in recognition of her contribution to the development of law in this area, was awarded Human Rights Lawyer of the Year jointly with her colleague from the Centre, Professor Kevin Boyle. She has taught, researched and published widely in the fields of armed conflict, international humanitarian law and on the European Convention on Human Rights. She is currently working on autonomous weapons, investigations into alleged violations in situations of armed conflict and on the use of an individual petition system to address what are widespread or systematic human rights violations.

Qualifications

LL.B. (N'cle); Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln's Inn)

Current research

She is currently working on autonomous weapons, investigations into alleged violations in situations of armed conflict and on the use of an individual petition system to address what are widespread or systematic human rights violations.

Research interests
  • European Convention on Human Rights
  • International Law of Armed Conflicts
  • Human Rights - General
Publications

Most recent publications

  • "The relationship between international humanitarian law and international human rights law” in Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Law, Sheeran & Rodley (Ed.s), Routledge 2013, Ch. 12
  • “Direct participation in hostilities and the interoperability of the law of armed conflict and human rights law”, in International Law Studies Vol.87, US Naval War College, P.187-213.
  • “The scope of the extra-territorial applicability of international human rights law” in Gilbert, Hampson, Sandoval (Eds.) ‘The Delivery of Human Rights: Essays in honour of Professor Sir Nigel Rodley’, Routledge 2011, pp. 157-182.
  • “The future of the European Court of Human Rights” in Gilbert, Hampson, Sandoval (Eds.), ‘Strategic Visions for Human Rights: Essays in honour of Professor Kevin Boyle’, Routledge 2011, pp. 141-166.
  • Hampson, Sevón & Wieruszewski, The implementation of Certain Human Rights
  • Conventions in Sri Lanka, Final Report, European Commission, 2009, reliefweb.int/node/329902, 121 pages.
  • "The relationship between international humanitarian law and human rights law from the perspective of a human rights treaty body", IRRC Vol.90 No. 871, pp.549-572.

Conferences/presentations

Most recent conferences/presentations include

Non-international armed conflict, International Law Conference, US Naval War College, 21-23 June 2011 (enforcement through civil proceedings).

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