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Human rights, International and European law, Legal theory

Professor Steven Wheatley

Professor Steven Wheatley

Professor

Bowland North
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YN


Tel: +44 1524 594700

Affiliations

Law School
CILHR Centre for International Law and Human Rights

I am interested in how the idea of legitimate political authority is understood in international law. This includes both the idea of democratic authority within and beyond the state, and the idea of authority when applied to other political communities, including ethno-cultural minorities and indigenous peoples.

PhD Supervision Interests

International law, with a particular interest in democacy, human rights and the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples.

Career Details

Before coming to Lancaster, I was Professor of International Law at the University of Leeds. I have also worked at the Universities of Liverpool, UWE, Bristol, and Central Lancashire.

Selected Publications

The Democratic Legitimacy of International Law

Wheatley, S. 2010 Oxford: Hart Publishing. 425 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2014

“Democracy.” In Oxford Bibliographies in International Law.

Wheatley, S. 2014 Oxford University Press

Research output: Other contribution

Conceptualizing the authority of the sovereign state over indigenous peoples

Wheatley, S. 06/2014 In: Leiden Journal of International Law. 27, 2, p. 371-396 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

On the legitimate authority of international human rights bodies

Wheatley, S. 10/2013 The legitimacy of international human rights regimes: legal, political and philosophical perspectives. Føllesdal, A., Karlsson Schaffer, J. & Ulfstein, G. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 84-116 33 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The human rights of individuals in de facto regimes under the European Convention on Human Rights

Wheatley, S. & Cullen, A. 2013 In: Human Rights Law Review. 13, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

The construction of the constitutional essentials of democratic politics by the European Court of Human Rights following Sejdi? and Finci

Wheatley, S. 2012 Examining Critical Perspectives on Human Rights. Dickinson, R., Katselli, E., Murray, C. & Pederson, O. W. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 153-174 22 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

A democratic account of the right to rule in global governance

Wheatley, S. 06/2012 In: swiss political science review. 18, 2, p. 158-174 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

‘Constructing the Global Constitutional Community’ and ‘Democracy beyond the state and the problem of too much democracy Observations’: Comments on Jan Klabbers, Anne Peters, and Geir Ulfstein

Wheatley, S. 2011 The constitutionalization of international law. Klabbers, J., Peters, A. & Ulfstein, G. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsOther chapter contribution

The role of the special rapporteurs of the United Nations Human Rights Council in the development and promotion of international human rights norms

Subedi, S., Wheatley, S., Mukherjee, A. & Ngane, S. 02/2011 In: International Journal of Human Rights. 15, 2, p. 155-161 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

A democratic rule of international law

Wheatley, S. 05/2011 In: European Journal of International Law. 22, 2, p. 525-548 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

Minorities, political participation and democratic governance under the European Convention on Human Rights

Wheatley, S. 2010 Political Participation of Minorities: a commentary of international standards and practice. Weller, M. & Nobbs, K. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 175-221 47 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The Democratic Legitimacy of International Law

Wheatley, S. 2010 Oxford: Hart Publishing. 425 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2009

Indigenous peoples and the right of political autonomy in an age of global legal pluralism

Wheatley, S. 2009 Law and anthropology: current legal issues. Freeman, M. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, Vol. 12, p. 351-384 34 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsOther chapter contribution

Democratic governance beyond the state: the legitimacy of non-state actors as standard setters

Wheatley, S. 2009 Non-state actors as standard setters. Peters, A., Koechlin, L., Forster, T. & Zinkernagel, G. F. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 215-240 26 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2007

Minorities under the ECHR and the Construction of a “Democratic Society”

Wheatley, S. 2007 In: Public Law. p. 770-792 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2006

The Security Council, democratic legitimacy and regime change in Iraq

Wheatley, S. 06/2006 In: European Journal of International Law. 17, 3, p. 531-551 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

Democracy, Minorities and International Law

Wheatley, S. 2005 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 201 p. (Cambridge studies in international and comparative law)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2003

Groups and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Murray, R. & Wheatley, S. 02/2003 In: Human Rights Quarterly. 25, 1, p. 213-236 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Deliberative Democracy and Minorities

Wheatley, S. 06/2003 In: European Journal of International Law. 14, 3, p. 507-527 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  • Human rights and boundaries

    01/03/2013 →
    The project will consider how human rights addresses the question of boundaries: the way in which human rights are applicable to bounded communities; how human rights constructs bounded identities of ... Read more»
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