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Sabina Garahan

Lecturer
Essex Law School
 Sabina Garahan

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Biography

Dr Sabina Garahan is a Lecturer at Essex Law School. She completed her AHRC-funded doctoral research at the Essex Human Rights Centre, focusing on protections against arbitrary detention under European human rights law. Sabina consults regularly on international human rights law and policy in an expert capacity and is a former member of the Editorial Board of the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion. She previously worked as a Judicial Assistant to former President Robert Spano at the European Court of Human Rights and as a Research Assistant at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Recent publications/talks include: - OSCE/ODIHR, UNODC and OHCHR - Eighth Expert Forum on Criminal Justice for Central Asia, "Fair Trial Rights and Public Health Emergencies - Challenges and Recommendations", 24 November 2021, "Advancing Gender Equality in Justice Sector Institutions", 25 November 2021, Tashkent, Uzbekistan - OSCE/ODIHR - High-Level Webinar on the Independence of Prosecutors in Central Europe, "Functional Independence of Prosecutors - Good Practices and Challenges", 20 October 2021 - Garahan, S., (2021). Comparative Study on Women Judges’ Associations Across the OSCE Region. OSCE/ODIHR. https://www.osce.org/odihr/487633 - OSCE/ODIHR - Associations of Women Judges in Central Asia: Gender, Diversity and Justice, "Good Practices in Establishing Associations of Women Judges Across the OSCE region", Webinar, 21-22 April 2021 - Garahan, S., (2021). False Equivalences in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict – International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Perspectives. Opinio Juris. https://opiniojuris.org/2021/02/10/false-equivalences-in-the-nagorno-karabakh-conflict-international-humanitarian-and-criminal-law-perspectives/ - OSCE/ODIHR - Gender, Diversity and Justice in South Eastern Europe, "International Standards and Best Practice", Webinar, 12 November 2020 - Garahan, S. and Turkut, E., (2020). The ‘Reasonable Suspicion’ Test of Turkey's Post-Coup Emergency Rule under the ECHR. Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights. https://doi.org/10.1177/0924051920967182 (funded by the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions) - Garahan, S., (2020). Legal Aid: Promoting Sustainable Development Through Greater Access to Justice. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A.M., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Özuyar P.G., Wall T. (eds) Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71066-2_4-1 - Garahan, S., (2020). Unsentenced Detainees: Socioeconomic Burdens of Pre-trial Detention. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A.M., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Özuyar P.G., Wall T. (eds) Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71066-2_7-1 - European Society of International Law - Public Health in the Age of Globalisation: Questioning the Constraints of State Sovereignty, "The Implications of the Extradition Process on Global Health and State Sovereignty", 12 September 2019, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - Garahan, S., (2019). Emerging Voices: Reasonableness at the European Court of Human Rights. Opinio Juris. http://opiniojuris.org/2019/08/08/emerging-voices-reasonableness-at-the-european-court-of-human-rights/ - Garahan, S., Beqiraj, J., and Shuttleworth K., (2018). Ombudsman Schemes and Effective Access to Justice: A Study of International Practices and Trends. International Bar Association. https://binghamcentre.biicl.org/documents/25_2021_access_to_justice_ombudsman_report_2018_full.pdf - Garahan, S., (2018). Hamidovic v Bosnia and Herzegovina – Judging Skullcaps in the Courtroom. PILARS. CC 2. http://law-school.open.ac.uk/sites/law-school.open.ac.uk/files/files/PILARs%20CC%202018_2.pdf - British Institute of International and Comparative Law - "Enhancing Access to Justice: What Can Ombudsman Schemes Offer?", 6 December 2018 - Garahan, S. and Olatokun, M., (2018). Human Rights Education - What is it and Why is it Important? The British Institute of Human Rights. https://www.bihr.org.uk/blog/celebrate70-hre - Garahan, S., (2016). A Right to Discriminate? Widening the Scope for Interference with Religious Rights in Ebrahimian v France. Oxford Journal of Law and Religion. 5(2), 352-358. https://doi.org/10.1093/ojlr/rww009

Qualifications

  • PhD Law University of Essex, (2023)

  • LLM International Human Rights Law University of Essex, (2016)

  • LLB Law with French Law University College London, (2014)

  • Certificat Supérieur de Droit Français et Européen Panthéon-Assas University, (2013)

Appointments

Other academic

  • Lecturer, University of Essex (23/1/2023 - present)

  • Assistant Lecturer, University of Essex (8/10/2018 - present)

  • Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy (4/9/2019 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Contract Law (LW101)

  • Criminal Law (LW104)

  • Final Year Research Project (LW304)

Contact

sgarah@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus