Dr Ian Turner
Reader in Human Rights and Security
School of Law and Policing
Ian has been at The University of Central Lancashire since 2002, when he joined the then Lancashire Law School from Coventry University as a Lecturer in Law. In his time at UCLan Ian has taught on a number of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level. When Ian is not teaching, he spends much of his time engaged in academic research and bidding for external funding. Ian is also responsible for supervising several Postgraduate Research students on PhD, MPhil and LLM programmes.
Ian is Reader in Human Rights and Security in the School of Law and Social Science. He is also the Lead for Postgraduate Research Degrees in his School.
Ian has been published widely in the areas of human rights, security, counter-terrorism and legal and political theory, particularly on issues relating to the killing, torture and censorship of terror suspects. He has also presented papers at a number of prestigious international conferences in Europe and North America. Ian has taught undergraduate and postgraduate modules in constitutional and administrative law, human rights, criminal law and counter-terrorism. Ian has held various administrative roles in the School of Law and Social Science: he was a Research Degrees Tutor before becoming the Lead for Postgraduate Research; he was 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.
- 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
- Threats to UK security post 9/11
- Rights and responsibilities
- Freedom of Expression
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
- External Examiner, MA in Human Rights, the School of Advanced Study, the University of London
- Associate Editor, the International Journal of Human Rights
- Editorial Board member, Democracy and Security
- Editorial Board member, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism
- Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
- Member of Society of Legal Scholars (SLS)
- Member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA)
- Member of Association of Law Teachers (ALT)
Ian has been published widely in the areas of human rights, security, counter-terrorism and legal and political theory, particularly on issues relating to the killing, torture and censorship of terror suspects. He is especially interested in the social contract theory of the 17th and 18th Centuries, such as the writings of Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Samuel Pufendorf and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and its applicability to 21st Century threats to national and international security.
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- Full list of publications and articles on CLoK
- Re-imagining African Human Rights Research Network
- The Criminal Justice Partnership
- As part of UCLan's Re-imagining African Human Rights Research Network Ian is involved in a project examining the contemporary identity of human rights in Africa, taking an innovative arts and cultural approach through the medium of story.
- Annual Workshop of the International Association of Constitutional Law Research Group on Constitutional Responses to Terrorism, 2019
- Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, 2019
- Law and Social Transformation Conference, 2019
- Loyola University, Chicago, Ninth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium, 2018
- American Constitution Society of Law and Policy Third Annual Constitutional Law Scholars Forum, 2018
- 12th Annual Society for Terrorism Research Conference: Trauma, Cohesion and Security: Ongoing and Emerging Themes on Political Violence and Terrorism, 2018
- WG Hart Legal Workshop: Building a 21st Century Bill of Rights, 2018
- Intolerance, Discrimination and Terrorism International Interdisciplinary Conference, 2017
- Transnational Organised Crime in the Americas, 2017
- Democracy and the Rule of Law: Relationships, Challenges and Conflicts, 2017
- Change of Law in a Democratic State: Normative Foundations and Practical Processes. The Mancept Workshops in Political Theory, 2017
- Challenging Human Rights Disenchantment: 50 Years From the Adoption of the ICCPR and ICESCR, 2017.