Professor Merris Amos

Associate Research Fellow
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Qualifications: 
B.C.L. (Oxon); LL.B. (Hons.)(Sydney); B.Ec. (Sydney)
Special Interests: 
  • UK human rights law
  • European human rights law
  • The protection of human rights at the national level through law
  • The relationship between national and international human rights law
Additional Information: 
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Expert, Britain in Europe
  • Treasurer, UK Constitutional Law Association
  • Academic Friend, United Nations Human Rights Council Advisory Committee
Publications: 
  • “The Value of the European Court of Human Rights to the United Kingdom” (2017) 28 European Journal of International Law 763-785.
  • “The influence of British courts on the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights” in R. McCorquodale and J. Gauci (Eds.) British Influences on International Law 1915-2015 (London: BRILL, 2016). 
  • “An unprincipled mess: party anonymity in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom” in A. Koltay (Ed.) Comparative Perspectives on Freedom of Expression (Budapest: Wolters Kluwer, 2016). 
  • “Damages for violations of human rights law in the United Kingdom” in E. Bagińska (Ed.) Damages for Violations of Human Rights – A Comparative Study of Domestic Legal Systems (Warsaw: Springer, 2016).
  • “The Second Division in Human Rights Adjudication: Social Rights Claims under the Human Rights Act 1998” (2015) 15 Human Rights Law Review 549-568.
  • Human Rights Law Second Edition (Oxford: Hart, 2014).