Vanessa Bettinson LLB (Hons), LLM International Human Rights Law. Vanessa is the Academic Lead for the LLM in International Human Rights.
She has worked at DMU since 2004 teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her current teaching covers criminal law, human rights law and immigration and refugee law to undergraduates. Vanessa’s current research interests are concerned with legal responses to domestic violence both within international and European human rights legal frameworks and domestically. She is the co-conference organiser of the Interdisciplinary Domestic Violence Conference: Working Together the Challenges for Legal and Community Professionals. Her other current research interest is concerned
with the human rights implications for risk based sentences, an issue that she is exploring with Professor Gavin Dingwall. Vanessa has several publications in a variety of esteemed journals that span matters of criminal justice, asylum law, domestic violence in the criminal justice system and human rights.
Recent publications include:
V. Bettinson, ‘Loss and Denial of Refugee Status’ in An introduction to International Refugee Law. Edited by Rafiqul Islam and Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan, Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (2013); V. Bettinson and G. Dingwall, ‘Challenging the Ongoing Injustice of Imprisonment for Public Protection: James, Wells and Lee v United
Kingdom’ Modern Law Review (2013) 76(5) 925-936; V. Bettinson, ‘Restraining Orders Following an Acquittal in Domestic Violence Cases: Securing Greater Victim Safety?’ Journal of Criminal Law (2012) 76(6) 512-527; V. Bettinson and G. Dingwall, ‘Applying Generic Sentencing Aims in Domestic Violence Cases in England and Wales’ International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice (2012) 40 242-254.