Professor Roger Masterman

Associate Research Fellow
Special Interests: 
  • Constitutional and Human Rights Law
  • Constitutional Reform
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • The Judiciary
Additional Information: 
  • 2013-date: Executive Committee, UK Constitutional Law Association
  • 2013-date: Professor of Law, Durham Law School, (Head of School, 2013-2016)
  • 2011-2013: Reader in Law, Durham Law School, (Deputy Head of School, 2011-2013
  • 2008-2011: Senior Lecturer in Law, Durham Law School
  • 2005-2008: Lecturer in Law, Durham Law School
  • 2002-2005: Senior Research Associate, Durham Law School
  • 1999-2002: Research Assistant, Constitution Unit, UCL

Selected Publications: 

  • ‘The Conservative Project to “Break the Link between British Courts and Strasbourg”: Rhetoric or Reality?’ (with H. Fenwick) (2017) 80(6) Modern Law Review 1111
  • ‘Unpacking Separation of Powers: Judicial Independence, Sovereignty and Conceptual Flexibility in the United Kingdom Constitution’ (with S. Wheatle), [2017] Public Law 469
  • ‘Process and Substance in the United Kingdom and at Strasbourg: Proportionality, Subsidiarity, Complementarity?’ in E. Brems and J.H. Gerrards (eds), Procedural Review in European Fundamental Rights Cases (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)
  • ‘A Common Law Resurgence in Rights Protection?’ (with S. Wheatle) [2015] European Human Rights Law Review 57
  • ‘Skirting Supremacy and Subservience: The Constitutional Authority of the United Kingdom Supreme Court’ (with J.E.K. Murkens) [2013] Public Law 800
  • The United Kingdom’s Statutory Bill of Rights: Constitutional and Comparative Perspectives (with I. Leigh) (183 Proceedings of the British Academy) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)
  • The Separation of Powers in the Contemporary Constitution: Judicial Competence and Independence in the United Kingdom (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011)
  • ‘Interpretations, Declarations and Dialogue: Rights Protection under the Human Rights Act and Victorian Charter of Rights’ [2009] Public Law 112
  • Making Rights Real: The Human Rights Act in its First Decade (with I. Leigh) (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2008)
  • Judicial Reasoning under the UK Human Rights Act (with H. Fenwick and G. Phillipson) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007)