Human Rights; Legal and Political Theory.
Steven Greer, Professor of Human Rights, studied Law at the University of Oxford and Sociology at the London School of Economics, and has a PhD in Law from the Queen's University of Belfast (QUB). In addition to the University of Bristol, he has taught at QUB and the University of Sussex, held visiting appointments at the Universities of Hannover (West Germany), Wollongong (Australia), and the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg (France), and delivered guest lectures and academic papers all over the world including China. He is also Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, has acted as consultant/advisor to various organisations - including the Council of Europe and others in the UK, Northern Ireland, Palestine, and Nepal - and been a Nuffield Foundation Visiting Research Fellow at the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law (Spain) and a British Academy Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. He is consultant editor (Human Rights) for Amicus Curiae and has published widely, particularly in the fields of criminal justice, human rights, and law and terrorism. His book Supergrasses: A Study in Anti-Terrorist Law Enforcement in Northern Ireland (Clarendon Press, 1995) came runner-up in the Socio-Legal Studies Association/Oxford University Press Socio-Legal Book Prize in 1995, while The European Convention on Human Rights: Achievements, Problems and Prospects (Cambridge University Press, 2006) was short-listed with two other titles for the Hart Socio-Legal Book Prize 2008. Some of Professor Greer’s published and other work has been translated into half a dozen languages. Current research projects include a book, co-authored by Professor Janneke Gerards (Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands) and Rosie Slowe (University of Bristol), about human rights in the Council of Europe and the European Union.
- Greer, S & Slowe, R, 2015, The Conservatives’ Proposals for a British Bill of Rights: Mired in Muddle Misconception and Misrepresentation?. European Human Rights Law Review., pp. 370-81
- Greer, S, 2015, Is the prohibition against torture, inhuman and degrading treatment really ‘absolute’ in international human rights law?. Human Rights Law Review, vol 15 ., pp. 101-137
- Greer, S, 2015, The myth of the “securitized Muslim community”: the social impact of post-9/11 counterterrorist law and policy in the west. in: Genevieve Lennon, Clive Walker (eds) Routledge Handbook of Law and Terrorism . routledge, London, pp. 400-115
- Greer, SC & Wildhaber, L, 2012, Revisiting the debate about ‘constitutionalizing’ the European Court of Human Rights. Human Rights Law Review, vol 12., pp. 655-687
- Greer, S, 2012, Universalism and Relativism in the Protection of Human Rights in Europe. in: Conference on the Margin of Appreciation and Cultural Diversity in Europe, University of Helsinki.
- Greer, S, 2012, Are the rights derived from Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights ‘absolute’ and does it matter?. in: Shaping Rights: The Role of the European Court of Human Rights in Determining the Scope of Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Ghent, Belgium.
- Greer, S, 2011, Should police threats to torture suspects always be severely punished? Reflections on the Gäfgen case. Human Rights Law Review, vol 11., pp. 67 - 89
- Greer, S, 2011, The New Admissibility Criterion. in: S Besson (eds) The European Court of Human Rights After Protocol 14: Preliminary Assessment and Perspectives. Schulthess, Switzerland, pp. 35 - 46
- Greer, S, 2011, Exceptional Courts and the European Court of Human Rights. in: F Ni Aolain, O Gross (eds) Guantanamo and Beyond: Exceptional Courts and Military Commissions in Comparative and Policy Perspective. Cambridge University Press
- Greer, S, 2011, The impact of the new admissibility criterion. in: Conference on the European Court of Human Rights after Protocol 14 – Preliminary Assessment and Perspectives.