Professor Steven Wheatley

Professor

Research Overview

Steven Wheatley was appointed Professor of International Law at the University of Lancaster in 2012. Before that he was Professor of International Law at Leeds University. He has two principal areas of research interest: human rights theory and democracy. The Idea of International Human Rights Law (OUP, 2019) explains the emergence, evolution, and normative power of human rights through the lens of complexity theory – Steven is also one of the editors of Complexity Theory & Law (Routledge, 2018). His 2020 article, ‘We need to Talk about “Coercion”’, looks at the problem of foreign interference in elections. Professor Wheatley is also interested in foundational questions of international law, and recent publications have examined the doctrine of intertemporal law (Oxford Journal of Legal Studies) and the status of lying in international relations (forthcoming).

Selected Publications

The Democratic Legitimacy of International Law
Wheatley, S. 2010 Oxford : Hart Publishing. 425 p. ISBN: 1841138177.
Book

Lying in the Philosophy of Law
19/02/2020 → …
Research

Protecting Democracy from Outside Interference
19/02/2020 → …
Research

Human rights and boundaries
01/03/2013 → …
Research

The Moral Power of Human Rights
Invited talk

“Systems Theory and Human Rights”
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

CILHR Centre for International Law and Human Rights

CILHR Centre for International Law and Human Rights

CILHR Centre for International Law and Human Rights

  • Centre for Law and Society