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Professor Lorna McGregor

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School of Law - Human Rights Centre
Professor Lorna McGregor
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    +44 (0) 1206 873871

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    5S.6.18, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Academic Support Hours: I am on Study Leave for the Spring, Summer and Autumn 2017 Terms

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Biography

Lorna McGregor is a Professor in the Law School, Director of the Human Rights Centre and PI and Director of the ESRC Human Rights, Big Data and Technology (HRBDT) project. Her work has appeared in journals such as the American Journal of International Law, the European Journal of International Law, the International and Comparative Law Quarterly, the Journal of International Criminal Justice and the International Journal of Transitional Justice and has been cited by the UK House of Lords and International Court of Justice. In 2015, Lorna was awarded the Antonio Cassese Prize for International Criminal Law Studies. Lorna's current research focuses on big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and human rights; all forms of detention under international law; access to justice and remedies under international law; and the position and effects of international human rights law within public international law and in dealing with global challenges. Her research has been funded by the British Academy (Co-Investigator of a Newton Senior Fellowship on The Effects of International Human Rights Law on Public International Law and its Sub-Branches), the ESRC (PI of HRBDT and Co-Investigator on Utilising Big Data in the Practice of Torture Survivors' Rehabilitation) and the Nuffield Foundation (PI on the role of National Human Rights Institutions in Complaints-Handling). Lorna is a Co-Chair of the International Law Association's Study Group on Individual Responsibility in International Law and a Contributing Editor of EJIL Talk!. She has held positions as a Commissioner of the British Equality and Human Rights Commission (2015 - 2019) and as a trustee of the AIRE Centre. She was one of the founding co-chairs of the European Society of International Law's Interest Group on Human Rights and between 2012 - 2015, was a co-chair of an expert group of academics and human rights practitioners on the review of the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners the product of which was the 'Essex papers'. Prior to becoming an academic, Lorna held positions at REDRESS, the International Bar Association, and the International Centre for Ethnic Studies in Sri Lanka. She holds an LL.B (First Class Honours) from Edinburgh Law School and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, where she was a Kennedy Memorial Trust Scholar and Henigson Fellow. She is admitted as an attorney in New York State.

Teaching and supervision

Previous supervision

Francesca Gordon
Francesca Gordon
Degree subject: Law
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 12/6/2018
Ekaterine Iakobishvili
Ekaterine Iakobishvili
Thesis title: Exploring the Applicability and Limitations of International Human Rights Law to the Protection of Transgender Persons: A Case Study on Detention
Degree subject: Law
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 14/5/2018
Joanna Elizabeth Easton
Joanna Elizabeth Easton
Thesis title: The Impact of Bereaved Family Participation in the Inquest Process in England and Wales Following a Death in Custody
Degree subject: Human Rights
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 23/1/2018
Betul Durmus
Betul Durmus
Degree subject: Occasional Study: Human Rights
Degree type: Occasional Postgraduate Study
Awarded date: 28/5/2017
Irina Crivet
Irina Crivet
Degree subject: Occasional Study: Human Rights
Degree type: Occasional Postgraduate Study
Awarded date: 22/5/2017
Anne Peacock
Anne Peacock
Degree subject: Law
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 17/6/2015

Publications

Journal articles (15)

Mcgregor, L., Murray, R. and Shipman, S., Should National Human Rights Institutions Institutionalise Dispute Resolution?. Human Rights Quarterly

McGregor, L., Murray, D. and Ng, V., International human rights law as a framework for algorithmic accountability. International and Comparative Law Quarterly

McGregor, L., (2019). Accountability for Governance Choices in Artificial Intelligence: Afterword to Eyal Benvenisti’s Foreword. European Journal of International Law. 29 (4), 1079-1085

McGregor, L., (2016). An Integrated System of National and International Remedies for Crimes under International Law. Journal of International Criminal Justice. 14 (1), 239-251

McGregor, L., (2015). Alternative Dispute Resolution and Human Rights: Developing a Rights-Based Approach through the ECHR. European Journal of International Law. 26 (3), 607-634

McGregor, L., (2014). Applying the Definition of Torture to the Acts of Non-State Actors: The Case of Trafficking in Human Beings. Human Rights Quarterly. 36 (1), 210-241

McGregor, L., (2013). State Immunity and Human Rights: Is There a Future after Germany v. Italy?. Journal of International Criminal Justice. 11 (1), 125-145

McGregor, L., (2013). Transitional Justice and the Prevention of Torture. International Journal of Transitional Justice. 7 (1), 29-51

McGregor, L., (2012). The role of supranational human rights litigation in strengthening remedies for torture nationally. The International Journal of Human Rights. 16 (5), 737-754

McGregor, L., (2010). Are Declaratory Orders Appropriate for Continuing Human Rights Violations? The Case of Khadr v Canada. Human Rights Law Review. 10 (3), 487-503

McGregor, L., (2007). Torture and State Immunity: Deflecting Impunity, Distorting Sovereignty. European Journal of International Law. 18 (5), 903-919

McGregor, L., (2006). Beyond the Time and Space of Peace Talks: Re-Appropriating the Peace Process in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Peace Studies. 11 (1), 39-57

McGregor, L., (2006). Reconciliation: I Know It When I See It. Contemporary Justice Review. 9 (2), 155-174

McGregor, L., (2006). State Immunity and Jus Cogens. International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 55 (2), 437-446

McGregor, L., (2001). Individual Accountability in South Africa: Cultural Optimum or Political Fa�ade?. American Journal of International Law. 95 (1), 32-45

Books (1)

McEvoy, K. and McGregor, L., (2008). Transitional Justice from Below: Grassroots Activism and the Struggle for Change. Hart Publishing. 9781841138213

Book chapters (4)

McGregor, L., (2010). Legal routes to restoring individual rights at Guantanamo Bay: the effectiveness of habeas corpus applications and efforts to obtain diplomatic protection. In: Human Security and Non-Citizens. Editors: Edwards, A. and Ferstman, C., . Cambridge University Press. 560- 588. 9780521513296

McGregor, L. and Moxham, L., (2010). Spinning a 'global spider's web' : claims of national security and ongoing impunity for 'extraordinary rendition'. In: Extraordinary renditions and the protection of human rights. Editors: Nowak, M. and Schmidt, R., . Neuer Wissenschaftlicher Verlag. 9783708306704

McGregor, L., (2008). International Law as a ?Tiered Process?: Transitional Justice at the Local, National and International Level. In: Transitional Justice from Below: Grassroots Activism and the Struggle for Change. Editors: McEvoy, K. and McGregor, L., . Hart Publishing. 47- 74. 9781841138213

McEvoy, K. and McGregor, L., (2008). Transitional Justice From Below: An Agenda for Research, Policy and Praxis. In: Transitional Justice from Below: Grassroots Activism and the Struggle for Change. Editors: McEvoy, K. and McGregor, L., . Hart Publishing. 1- 14. 9781841138213

Other (1)

McGregor, L., (2013).The Relationship of the UN Treaty Bodies and Regional Systems,Routledge

Grants and funding

2015

Utilising Big Data in the Practice of Torture Survivors' Rehabilitation

Economic & Social Research Council

Human Rights and Information Technology in the Era of Big Data

Economic & Social Research Council

Utilising Big Data in the Practice of Torture Survivors' Rehabilitation

Economic & Social Research Council

Effects of International Human Rights Law on Public International Law and its sub-branches

The British Academy

Utilising Big Data in the Practice of Torture Survivors' Rehabilitation

Economic & Social Research Council

2014

The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in Providing Access to Justice

Nuffield Foundation

Strengthening Reporting on Torture

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Contact

lmcgreg@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873871

Location:

5S.6.18, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Academic Support Hours: I am on Study Leave for the Spring, Summer and Autumn 2017 Terms