Why Our Research Matters

Our research places law within its social and cultural context. As such it is an integral part of our research that we work with people and organisations from outside the academic community. By doing so, our research influences practitioners and professional services, the law and public policy and has direct effect on creativity, culture and society.

These case studies highlight some of the ways that which our research is affecting and influencing our culture and society.

Professor Sigrun Skogly

The exploration of extraterritorial human rights obligations in international human rights law

Professor Sigrun Skogly’s work on ‘The exploration of extraterritorial human rights obligations in international human rights law’ elaborates how academic research on extraterritorial human rights obligations in the period from approximately 2000 and up to date has resulted in significant attention to and practical engagement with these concepts by non-governmental organisations, and the United Nations.

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Women who buy sexual services in the UK

Dr Sarah Kingston’s current study ‘Women who buy sexual services in the UK’ is exploring women’s experiences of buying sexual services in the UK. The findings will contribute to growing an empirically grounded UK sex work research base and consider the place of female sex buyers in UK policy debates.

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Dr Catherine Easton

Human Rights and Internet Regulation

Dr Catherine Easton’s research on ‘Human Rights and Internet Regulation’ is exploring the relationship between the internet and human rights as well as investigating online accessibility.

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