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Master of Laws (LLM) in International Human Rights Law by Distance Learning

Improve your career with a Postgraduate human rights law online learning course - Find out more!

Course start date: 11th September 2020 (Application deadline: 1st September 2020). Delivered by tutored distance learning

De Montfort University

Your course tutors include:

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Irene Antonopoulos

Irene graduated with an LLB degree from the University of Leicester in 2008 and completed her LLM in Human Rights at the same institution in 2009. She received her PhD in Law (‘The human rights aspects of environmental protection’) from the University of Aberdeen in 2014. She has previously worked as a trainee at the Council of Europe and more recently at the University of Surrey, before joining De Montfort School of Law in September 2015. Irene is teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She teaches courses in Human Rights Law, Immigration and Refugee Law and English and European Legal Contexts. She also participates in the delivery of the LLM in International Human Rights (distance learning). Irene’s research interests are focused on Human Rights Law, Environmental Law, Sustainable Development and drawing linkages between them, as well as Public International Law.

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Conrad Nyamutata

Dr Conrad Nyamutata is a Lecturer in Law at Leicester De Montfort Law School and joined DMU as a lecturer in 2017. He has worked for the British Red Cross and Leicester Racial Equality Council. Previously, Conrad worked as a senior journalist in Zimbabwe. He is a winner of an investigative journalism award in Southern Africa in 2002.

His research interests lie in the broader areas of international criminal law, international human rights and international humanitarian law. His PhD focused on children and armed conflict and the philosophy of international law. He also researches on terrorism.

Professor Trevor Buck, LLB (Hons) LLM by research.

Trevor is Professor of Socio-Legal Studies. Over the course of his career Trevor has pursued three related fields of socio-legal enquiry: administrative justice, international child law and social security law. Since January 2008, Trevor has published one monograph, six refereed journal articles, two book chapters, three research reports, two textbooks and an encyclopaedia and other professional outputs.

Trevor’s work on international child law is underpinned by his textbook on International Child Law (Routledge, 3rd ed., 2014) which has been used for specialist undergraduate and  postgraduate courses in the UK and internationally and appears in the bibliography of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Other publications include (2012) An Evaluation of the Long-term Effectiveness of Mediation in Cases of International Parental Child Abduction (104pp), Leicester, Reunite; and (co-authored with Wabwile, M.) (2013) ‘The Potential and Promise of Communications Procedures under the Third Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child’, 2 (2) International Human Rights Law Review, pp. 205–239. He has supervised several PhD students in the area of International Child Law. Trevor was an academic member of HEFCE’s Research Excellence Framework 2014 Law panel from 2011 to 2014.

Amanda Akhtar is a Senior Lecturer in the Law School and gained her LLB (Hons) (Leicester) in 1996, and her LLM with distinction, in Human Rights and Civil Liberties Law (Leicester) in 1997. Amanda teaches on the ‘Freedom of Religion and the Rights of Minorities in International Law’ on this programme. Amanda is also responsible for the ‘Civil Liberties in the Workplace’ and ‘Aspects of Discrimination in Business’ modules on the other LLM pathways. She has worked at De Montfort University since 1998. Her research interests centre around religion and law, with a particular focus on religious discrimination.

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Alwyn Jones

Alwyn Jones is a Principal Lecturer at Leicester De Montfort Law School and teaches courses in Constitutional & Administrative Law, Housing Law, Human Rights and Social Justice, Immigration & Refugee Law and Lawyering: Theory, Skills and Ethics. He has written on housing law, human rights and lawyers’ ethics.

Dr Kate Wilkinson Cross is a Lecturer in Law at Leicester De Montfort Law School and teaches on the Gender and Sexuality in International Law and the International Law modules. She holds a PhD from the University of Sheffield and she has published book chapters and articles on issues such as payment for ecosystem services, the green economy, sustainable development and ecofeminist theory.