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Prof Francoise Hampson

Emeritus Professor
School of Law
Prof Francoise Hampson

Profile

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

Research and professional activities

Research interests

European Convention on Human Rights

International Law of Armed Conflicts

Human Rights - General

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.

Conferences and presentations

Non-international armed conflict

Publications

Journal articles (3)

Hampson, FJ., (2011). Direct Participation in Hostilities and the Interoperability of the Law of Armed Conflict and Human Rights Law. International Law Studies. 87, 187-213

Hampson, FJ., (2009). Is human rights law of any relevance to military operations in Afghanistan?. International Law Studies. 85, 485-524

Hampson, FJ., (2008). The relationship between international humanitarian law and human rights law from the perspective of a human rights treaty body. International Review of the Red Cross. 90 (871), 549-572

Books (2)

Gilbert, G., Hampson, FJ. and Sandoval, C., (2010). The Delivery of Human Rights: Essays in honour of Professor Sir Nigel Rodley. Routledge. 0203844351. 9780415579926

Gilbert, G., Hampson, FJ. and Sandoval, C., (2010). Strategic Visions for Human Rights: Essays in Honour of Professor Kevin Boyle. Routledge. 0203844327. 9781136919329

Book chapters (12)

Hampson, FJ., (2012). Afghanistan 2001 onwards. In: International Law and the Classification of Conflicts. Editors: Wilmshurst, E., . Oxford University Press. 421- 454

Hampson, FJ., (2012). Afghanistan 2001-2010. In: International Law and the Classification of Conflicts. Editors: Wilmshurst, E., . Oxford University Press. 9780199657759

Hampson, FJ., (2010). The Principle of Proportionality in the Law of Armed Conflict. In: The Geneva Conventions Under Assault. Editors: Perrigo, S. and Whitman, J., . Pluto Press. 42- 73. 9780745329147

Gilbert, G., Hampson, F. and Sandoval, C., (2010). The common introduction. xix- xxvi. 0203844327

Hampson, FJ., (2010). The future of the European Court of Human Rights. In: Strategic Visions for Human Rights: Essays in Honour of Professor Kevin Boyle. Editors: Gilbert, G., Hampson, FJ. and Sandoval, C., . Routledge. 141- 166. 9780415579889

Hampson, FJ., (2010). The scope of the extra-territorial applicability of international human rights law. In: The Delivery of Human Rights: Essays in honour of Professor Sir Nigel Rodley. Editors: Gilbert, G., Hampson, FJ. and Sandoval, C., . Routledge. 157- 182. 9780415579926

Sandoval, C. and Duttwiler, M., (2010). Redressing non-pecuniary damages of torture survivors: The practice of the inter-American court of human rights. In: The Delivery of Human Rights: Essays in Honour of Professor Sir Nigel Rodley. Editors: Gilbert, G., Hampson, FJ. and Sandoval, C., . Routledge. 114- 136. 0203844351. 9780415579926

Gilbert, G., Hampson, F. and Sandoval, C., (2010). The common introduction. xxiii- xxx. 0203844351

Gilbert, G., (2010). Implementing protection: What refugee law can learn from IDP law . . . and vice versa. In: The Delivery of Human Rights: Essays in Honour of Professor Sir Nigel Rodley. 183- 198. 0203844351

Lubell, N., (2010). Still waiting for the goods to arrive: The delivery of human rights to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In: The Delivery of Human Rights: Essays in Honour of Professor Sir Nigel Rodley. 199- 227. 0203844351

Leader, S., (2010). Human rights, power, and the protection of free choice. In: Strategic Visions for Human Rights: Essays in Honour of Professor Kevin Boyle. Editors: Gilbert, G., Hampson, FJ. and Sandoval, C., . Routledge. 81- 90. 0203844327

Gilbert, G., (2010). Law and human rights rather than international human rights law. In: Strategic Visions for Human Rights: Essays in Honour of Professor Kevin Boyle. Editors: Gilbert, G., Hampson, F. and Sandoval, C., . Routledge. 19- 33. 0203844327. 9781136919329

Reports and Papers (1)

Hampson, FJ., Sev´┐Żn, L. and Wieruszewski, R., (2009). The Implementation of certain Human Rights Conventions in Sri Lanka: Final Report

Other (3)

Hampson, FJ. and Lubell, N., (2014).Amicus Curiae Brief, Georgia v. Russia (II), 38263/08,University of Essex, Human Rights Centre

Hampson, FJ. and Lubell, N., (2013).Amicus Curiae Brief, Hassan v. United Kingdom, 29750/09,University of Essex, Human Rights Centre

Hampson, FJ., (2013).The Relationship Between International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law,Routledge

Contact

fhampson@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872564

Location:

5S.6.9, Colchester Campus