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Professor Lorna McGregor

Professor
School of Law - Human Rights Centre
Professor Lorna McGregor
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  • Telephone

    +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

Profile

Biography

Lorna McGregor is a Professor in the Law School and Director of the Human Rights Centre (on study leave 2017). She researches and teaches in the areas of public international law, particularly international human rights law, international criminal law and transitional justice. 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. She is the Principal Investigator and Co-Director of an ESRC Large Grant (£5 million) on Human Rights, Big Data and Technology; the Principal Investigator of a Nuffield-funded project on the role of National Human Rights Institutions in Complaints-Handling; a Co-Investigator on an ESRC-funded project on Utilising Big Data in the Practice of Torture Survivors' Rehabilitation and a Co-Investigator on a British Academy Newton Fund grant on The Effects of International Human Rights Law on Public International Law and its Sub-Branches. In addition to these projects, Lorna's current research and practice is focused on the nature and forms of remedies and alternative dispute resolution under international human rights law; state responsibility for violence and abuse carried out by non-state actors (particularly trafficking in human beings, hate crimes and violence against women); and detention and prison law. Lorna is a Co-Chair of the European Society of International Law's Interest Group on Human Rights, a Co-Chair of the International Law Association's Study Group on Individual Responsibility in International Law, a Contributing Editor of EJIL Talk!, a Commissioner of the British Equality and Human Rights Commission and a member of REDRESS Legal Advisory Council. Between 2012 - 2015, she 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 and was an independent expert at the UN Intergovernmental Expert Meeting on the review of the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners in Argentina in December 2012. Prior to joining the Law School, Lorna was the International Legal Adviser at REDRESS, a Programme Lawyer at the International Bar Association, and a Project Coordinator on transitional justice at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies in Sri Lanka. Lorna 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

  • International Human Rights: Theories and Institutions (LW901)

Publications

Journal articles (13)

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

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´┐Żade?. 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