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Julie Hannah

Lecturer
School of Law
 Julie Hannah
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    +44 (0) 1206 873879

  • Location

    5S.6.6, Colchester Campus

Profile

Biography

Julie Hannah is the Co-Director of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy. Ms. Hannah has a wide range of experience in directing programmes and supporting projects in both humanitarian and human rights environments. Her research focuses on drug control and international UN human rights institutions, drug control and the right to health, and the use of force in drug control enforcement activities. She is a member of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. For the past 10 years, she supported and directed a range of humanitarian projects in Southeast Asia and the United States. From 2012 to 2013 she coordinated research projects examining counterterrorism policies for the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Essex. She has a degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia and completed her LLM in human rights and humanitarian law with distinction at the University of Essex. She is now based at the Human Rights Centre, School of Law, University of Essex.

Publications

Journal articles (3)

Pūras, D. and Hannah, J., Reasons for drug policy reform: prohibition enables systemic human rights abuses and undermines public health. BMJ. 356, i6586-i6586

Hannah, J., Stastny, P., Lovell, A., Goulart, D., Vasquez, A. and Puras, D., Critical elements of rights-based community supports for individuals experiencing significant emotional distress: foundations and practice. Health and Human Rights: an international journal

Hannah, J., Lines, R., Schleifer, R., Barrett, D., Avafia, T. and Elliott, R., (2017). The Case for International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Control. Health and Human Rights: an international journal

Book chapters (3)

Hannah, J. and Barrett, D., Human Rights and Tobacco Control: Lessons from the International Drug Control System. In: Human Rights and Tobacco Control. Editors: Toebes, B. and Gispen, M-E., . Edward Elgar

Hannah, J. and Lines, R., (2020). Drug Control and Human Rights: From Parallel Universes to Universal Parallels. In: Research Handbook on International Drug Policy. Editors: Tinasti, K. and Bewley Taylor, D., . Edward Elgar

Hannah, J., (2019). Prioritizing Rights-based Mental Healthcare in the 2030 Agenda. In: Mental Health, International Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. Editors: Davidson, L., . Routledge

Reports and Papers (4)

Hannah, J. and da Silva, N., 'Human Rights, Drug Control and the UN Special Procedures: Preventing arbitrary detention through the promotion of human rights in drug control

Hannah, J. and Melkonyan, A., 'Human Rights, Drug Control and the UN Special Procedures: The prevention of torture through the promotion of human rights in drug control

Hannah, J., Human Rights, Drug Control and the UN Special Procedures: Preventing arbitrary and extra-judicial executions through the promotion of human rights in drug control

Hannah, J., Rubenstein, L., Buissoniere, M. and Woznick, S., (2018). The Criminalisation of Healthcare

Grants and funding

2019

Cooperation between the University Essex (via the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy (HRDP)) and the GIZ programme Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development (GPDPD) to roll-out the International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Gmbh

2018

Enhancing the mental health and human rights engagement and research capacity of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dr Dainius Puras

Open Society Foundation

Report on the Criminalization of Impartial Health Care

Swiss Foreign Affairs Department

2017

International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Control (Phase 2)

United Nations Development Programme

Strengthening the development dimensions, expanding political support, and laying the foundations for dissemination of the international guidelines on human rights and drug policy

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Gmbh

2015

Enhancing civil society engagement and the research capacity of an UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health

Foundation to Promote Open Society

Promoting rights-based drug policy in Europe

Foundation to Promote Open Society

Contact

jhanna@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873879

Location:

5S.6.6, Colchester Campus