Lancashire Law School
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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.
Is there a Human Right to Armed Police in Britain?’  Covert Policing, Terrorism and Intelligence Law Review (forthcoming).
‘Human Rights, Positive Obligations and Measures to Prevent Human Trafficking in the UK’ (2015) 1(4) Journal of Human Trafficking 296.
‘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.
‘Human Rights and Anti-Terrorism: A Positive Legal Duty to Infringe Freedom from Torture?’ (2012) 35 Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 760.
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?"
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”  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”  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.