The School of Law at Essex has a global reputation for its research, particularly in the areas of commercial law, human rights law and practice, and public law.
More than two-thirds of our research was rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
Our research engages with debates about the meaning of justice in the UK and beyond. It provides the foundation of our teaching and allows us to offer a progressive legal education that is relevant and responsive to the needs of a changing society.
Our staff work with the United Nations, governments, human rights organisations and corporations across the globe. We have an excellent record of winning major research grants from funding bodies including the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Nuffield Foundation and the Leverhulme Trust.
This research project was established in 2014 and was originally funded by the Nuffield Foundation for three years. The aim of the project was to kick start the expansion of empirical research on administrative justice in the UK. From January 2018, the project is funded by the University of Essex School of Law.
This research project initiated by the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights seeks to elucidate the scope and practical application of investigations in armed conflict, and establish the ways in which States can best carry these out.
The Human Rights in Iran Unit focuses on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s compliance with international human rights law. Based in the School of Law, we are building upon our University’s proud tradition of supporting UN Special Rapporteurs and of human rights expertise that reaches back to 1982.
The Center for Global Public Law at Koc University and the Human Right Centre of the University of Essex are very pleased to publish an Annotated Compilation of Case Law surveying the effects of international human rights law on other branches of public international law alongside a bibliography focusing on the relationship between human rights and international law.