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Dr. Ian Turner

Senior Lecturer in Law

Lancashire Law School

Harris Building, HB261

+44 (0) 1772 89 3074

idturner@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Law

Ian has been a law lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire since 2002. He has previously taught at Coventry University, the University of Wolverhampton and the University of Birmingham.

Ian is research active in the Institute for International and Comparative Law and Serious and Organised Crime.

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When Ian is not teaching, he spends much of his time engaged in academic research and bidding for external funding; he is also responsible for supervising several postgraduate research students on PhD, MPhil and LLM programmes.

Ian has held various administrative roles in the Lancashire Law School: he has been the Course Leader for LLB Law with Criminology, BA Law and Criminology and BA Human Rights. Before becoming a Course Leader, Ian was the Second Year Tutor on the LLB Law programme.

Qualifications

  • PhD (by Published Works), the University of Central Lancashire, 2016
  • PGCE in Further, Adult and Higher Education, the University of Wolverhampton, 2000
  • LLM by Research, the University of Birmingham, 1999
  • BA (Hons) Law, Sheffield Hallam University, 1994

Teaching Activities

  • LLB Foundation programme: Current Legal Issues (lectures), Current Issues in Human Rights (lectures and seminars)
  • Undergraduate Law programmes: Foundations in Human Rights (lectures and seminars), Public Law (lectures and seminars), Human Rights in the UK (lectures and seminars), Criminal Law Relating to Sex and Violence (seminars), Terrorism and the Law (lectures and seminars).
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL): Constitutional Law (lectures and seminars).
  • LLM International Criminal Law and Security: Transnational Regulation of Terrorism

Conferences

  • ‘A Communitarian Justification for Measures to Prevent Terrorism in the UK.’ ‘21st Century Challenges, 21st Century Solutions: New approaches to Crime and Security Policy’ The Crime and Security Policy Network Symposium 2015, University of Central Lancashire, 9 September 2015.
  • ‘Transnational Security and Human Rights: Bridging the Divide.’ ‘Transnational Security and Human Rights’ Institute for International and Comparative Law Workshop, University of Central Lancashire, 2 July 2015.
  • ‘Human Rights and the Protection of Victims of Human Trafficking in the UK’ ‘Exploring the Provision of Support for Trafficking Victims Across the UK and Within Europe’ Institute for International and Comparative Law Workshop, University of Central Lancashire, 19 June 2015.
  •  ‘A Positive Human Right to Security’ ‘Rights in Conflict: Socio-Legal and Critical Approaches to Human Rights’ Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Symposium, University College Cork, 8-9 June 2015

Memberships

  • 2000 - Member of Society of Legal Scholars
  • 2000 Member of Association of Law Teachers
  • 2000-10 Member of Society of Legal Scholars
  • 2000-09 Member of Higher Education Academy

Research

Projects

Titles of work in progress:

1. "Positive Obligations and Article 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights: a defence of the UK's Human Rights Act 1998"

2. "Positive Obligations and Article 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights: an analysis of the UK's Treatment of Victims of Human Trafficking"

3. "Is There a Human Right to Armed Police?"

4. "The Right to Protect (R2P): What can the International Community Learn from the European Convention in Human Rights?"

Research

Activities

Refereed articles:

1. “Human Rights and Anti-Terrorism: A Positive Legal Duty to Infringe Freedom from Torture?” (2012) 35 Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 760.

2. “The Prevention of Terrorism: in Support of Control Orders, and Beyond” (2011) 62(3) The Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 101.

3. “Freedom from Torture in the ‘War on Terror’: is it Absolute?” (2011) 23(3) Terrorism and Political Violence 419.

4. “Judicial Review, Irrationality and the Limits of Intervention” (2010) 21(2) King’s Law Journal 311

5. “Article 2 of the ECHR, the Investigative Obligation and the Shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes” [2009] 5 Web Journal of Current Legal Issues.

6. “Irrationality, The Human Rights Act and the Limits of Merits-Review” (2009) 18(1) The Nottingham Law Journal 18.

7. “Suicide Terrorism, Article 2 of the ECHR and the Shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes” [2008] 4 Web Journal of Current Legal Issues.

8. “Judicial Review, Irrationality and the Legitimacy of Merits-Review” (2008) 29(3) The Liverpool Law Review 309.

9. “Judicial Review, Irrationality and the Review of Merits” (2006) 15(2) The Nottingham Law Journal 37.

10. “Commonhold: The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002” 37(1) (2003) The Law Teacher 105

Ian is also responsible for supervising postgraduate research students. He is currently supervising individuals for PhD and Master's degrees in human rights and anti-terrorism.