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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

Publications

‘A ‘Positive’, ‘Communitarian’ Right to Security in the Age of ‘Super-Terrorism’’ Democracy and Security (forthcoming).

‘Arming the Police in Britain: a Human Rights Analysis’ The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles (forthcoming).

‘A Communitarian Justification for Measures to Prevent Terrorism in the UK’ Perspectives on Terrorism (forthcoming).

4. ‘Human Rights, Positive Obligations and Measures to Prevent Human Trafficking in the UK’ (2015) 1(4) Journal of Human Trafficking 296-317.

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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

Research Degrees Tutor


Conferences

1. ‘Rights Versus Security in an Age of Global Insecurity: a Reconciliation’ Global Insecurities Global Studies Association Annual Conference 2016, St Mary’s University College, Belfast, 30 June 2016.

2. ‘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.

3. ‘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.

4. ‘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.

5. ‘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

2000-09 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

Peer reviewed articles:

1. ‘A ‘Positive’, ‘Communitarian’ Right to Security in the Age of ‘Super-Terrorism’’ Democracy and Security (forthcoming).

2. ‘Arming the Police in Britain: a Human Rights Analysis’ The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles (forthcoming).

3. ‘A Communitarian Justification for Measures to Prevent Terrorism in the UK’ (2016) 10(5) Perspectives on Terrorism (forthcoming).

4. ‘Human Rights, Positive Obligations and Measures to Prevent Human Trafficking in the UK’ (2015) 1(4) Journal of Human Trafficking 296-317.

5. ‘Positive Obligations and Article 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights: a Defence of the UK’s Human Rights Act 1998’ (2014) 18(1) International Journal of Human Rights 94-114.

6. ‘Human Rights and Anti-Terrorism: A Positive Legal Duty to Infringe Freedom from Torture?’ (2012) 35 Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 760-778.

7. ‘The Prevention of Terrorism: in Support of Control Orders, and Beyond’ (2011) 62(3) Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 335-359.

8. ‘Freedom from Torture in the ‘War on Terror’: is it Absolute?’ (2011) 23(3) Terrorism and Political Violence 419-437.

9. ‘Judicial Review, Irrationality and the Limits of Intervention by the courts’ (2010) 21(2) King’s Law Journal 311-331.

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

11. ‘Irrationality, the Human Rights Act and the Limits of Merits-Review’ (2009) 18(1) Nottingham Law Journal 18-36.

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

13. ‘Judicial Review, Irrationality and the Legitimacy of Merits-Review’ (2008) 29(3) Liverpool Law Review 309-333.

14. ‘Judicial Review, Irrationality and the Review of Merits’ (2006) 15(2) Nottingham Law Journal 37-50.

15. ‘Commonhold: The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002’ 37(1) (2003) Law Teacher 105.

Projects

Ian is currently engaged in articulating a neo-Hobbesian right to security, which works horizontally against non-state actors such as suspected terrorists.