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Alastair Mowbray

Professor of Public Law, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Expertise Summary

Alastair Mowbray read law as an undergraduate at the University of Warwick (LLB, First Class) and then completed a Doctorate in Public Law at the University of Edinburgh. He has been a member of staff in the School of Law at Nottingham since 1988. In 2003 he became Professor of Public Law. His primary research and teaching interests are in the fields of European Human Rights Law, Administrative Law and Constitutional Law. He has written books published for the academic community, students and legal practitioners (including "Cases & Materials on the European Convention on Human Rights" (2001 and 2007: Oxford University Press) and "The Development of Positive Obligations under the ECHR by the ECtHR" (2004: Hart); research articles written by him have appeared in leading academic journals including: Human Rights Law Review, European Public Law and Public Law.

Research Summary

Interests are in the fields of Administrative Law, Constitutional Law and European Human Rights Law.

Selected Publications

  • MOWBRAY, A.R.,, 2012. Cases, Materials and Commentary on the European Convention on Human Rights 3rd ed. Oxford University Press.

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising students who want to work on subjects involving the European Court of Human Rights.

Current PhD Students:

Recent PhD Students:

  • Rachovitsa, Adamantia: Fragmentation or Unity of International Law' Revisited: Analyzing the European Convention on Human Rights when the European Court takes Cognizance of Public International Law Norms (co-supervised with Sandesh Sivakumaran)
  • 2017. The European Court of Human Rights' Recourse to External Legal Materials When Interpreting and Applying the Right to Private Life. In: Towards Convergence in International Human Rights Law: Approaches of Regional and International Systems Brill Nijhoff. 131-155
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2017. An Examination of the European Court of Human Rights' Indication of Remedial Measures Human Rights Law Review. 17(3), 451-478
  • MOWBRAY, A. R., 2016. European Court of Human Rights: May 2015 to April 2016 European Public Law. 22(4), 613-642
  • MOWBRAY, A. R., 2015. Subsidiarity and the European Convention on Human Rights Human Rights Law Review. 15(2), 313-341
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2015. European Court of Human Rights: May 2014-April 2015 European Public Law. 21(4), 607-633
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2014. Between the will of the Contracting Parties and the needs of today. In: E. BREMS & J. GERARDS, ed., Shaping Rights in the ECHR Cambridge University Press. 17-37
  • MOWBRAY A R, 2014. Contemporary Aspects of the Promotion of Democracy by the European Court of Human Rights European Public Law. 20(3), 469-498
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2014. European Court of Human Rights: May2013-April2014 European Public Law. 20(4), 579-610
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2013. Contemporary Aspects of the Promotion of Democracy by the European Court of Human Rights In: Annual Lecture, Institute of European Public Law, Hull University.
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2013. European Court of Human Rights: May 2012-April 2013 European Public Law. 19(4), 643-671
  • MOWBRAY, A.R.,, 2012. Cases, Materials and Commentary on the European Convention on Human Rights 3rd ed. Oxford University Press.
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2012. European Court of Human Rights: May 2011- April 2012 European Public Law. 18(4), 565-597
  • 2012. Between the Will of the Contracting Parties and the Needs of Today: Extending the Scope of Convention Rights and Freedoms Beyond What Could Have Been Foreseen by the Drafters of the ECHR In: International Seminar, University of Ghent.
  • MOWBRAY, A.R.,, 2011. European Court of Human Rights: May 2010-April 2011 European Public Law. 17(4), 605-631
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2010. The Interlaken Declaration- The Beginning of a New Era for the European Court of Human Rights Human Rights Law Review. 10(3), 519-528 (In Press.)
  • MOWBRAY, A. R., 2010. Precedent in the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights In: Queen's University Belfast, Human Rights Centre.
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2010. The ECHR System In: Institut International Des Droits De L'Homme, Strasbourg, 41st Study Session. (In Press.)
  • MOWBRAY, A. R., 2010. European Court of Human Rights May 2009-April 10 European Public Law. 16(4), 495-522
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2010. The European Convention on Human Rights. In: BADERIN, M.A. and SSENYONJO, M., eds., International human rights law: six decades after the UDHR and beyond Ashgate. 271-288
  • MOWBRAY, A R, 2009. Positive Obligations and Administrative Law In: Ius Commune Conference 2009, Maastricht University. (In Press.)
  • MOWBRAY, A., 2009. Crisis Measures of Institutional Reform for the European Court of Human Rights Human Rights Law Review. VOL 9(NUMBER 4), 647-656
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2008. No violations but interesting: a study of the Strasbourg Court’s jurisprudence in cases where no breach of the convention has been found European Public Law. 14(2), 237-260
  • MOWBRAY, A R, 2008. The European Court of Human Rights' Approach to Overruling its Own precedents In: The European Convention on Human Rights: Current Issues, Council of Europe/University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre, Nottingham. (In Press.)
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2008. The Consideration of Gender in the Process of Appointing Judges to the European Court of Human Rights Human Rights Law Review. 8(3), 549-559
  • MOWBRAY, A. R., 2008. Reflections on the European Court of Human Rights' Constitutional Mission: Past, Present and Future In: 2008 Irish European Law Forum, University College Dublin. (In Press.)
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2007. Cases and materials on the European Convention on Human Rights 2nd. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2007. An examination of the work of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights Public Law. 3, 507-528
  • A MOWBRAY, 2007. Faltering Steps on the Path to Reform of the Strasbourg Enforcement System Human Rights Law Review. 7(3), 609-618
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2006. Contemporary Developments in the Strasbourg Court's Jurisprudence Regarding Positive Obligations In: Administrative Law Bar Association.
  • MOWBRAY, A R, 2006. Beyond Protocol 14 Human Rights Law Review. 6(3), 578-584 (In Press.)
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 2006. Military Judges and the Right to a Fair Trial Human Rights Law Review. 6(1), 176-183
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2005. The creativity of the European Court of Human Rights Human Rights Law Review. 5(1), 57-79
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 2005. Compulsory Detention to Prevent the Spreading of Infectious Diseases Human Rights Law Review. 5(2), 387-391
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2005. The interaction between Strasbourg and the English courts regarding positive obligations upon governments to respect Convention rights In: European Influences on Public Law: 5 years of the Human Rights Act 1998 in English Law and Recent developments in France.
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 2005. Institutional Developments and Recent Strasbourg Cases Human Rights Law Review. 5(1), 169-188
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 2005. A New Strasbourg Approach to the Legal Consequences of Interim Measures Human Rights Law Review. 5(2), 377-386
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2004. The development of positive obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights by the European Court of Human Rights Oxford: Hart.
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 2004. European Convention on Human Rights: The Issuing of Practical Directions and Recent Cases Human Rights Law Review. 4(1), 151-174
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 2004. Protocol 14 to the European Convention on Human Rights and Recent Strasbourg Cases Human Rights Law Review. 4(2), 331-354
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2004. The Creativity of the European Court of Human Rights In: Inaugural Professorial Lecture.
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 2003. European Convention on Human Rights: Developments in Tackling the Workload Crisis and Recent Cases Human Rights Law Review. 3(1), 135-156
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 2003. European Convention on Human Rights: Institutional Reforms Proposals and Recent Cases Human Rights Law Review. 3(2), 301-321
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 2002. European Convention on Human Rights: The Abolition of Capital Punishment and Recent Cases Human Rights Law Review. 2(2), 311-329
  • MOWBRAY, A., 2002. Proposals for reform of the European Court of Human Rights Public Law. 2, 252-264
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 2002. Review of I. Goldrein and T. Straker, Human Rights and Judicial Review: Case Studies in Context Civil Justice Quarterly. 21, 395-396
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2002. The Development of Positive Obligations under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights by the European Court of Human Rights In: Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference.
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2002. Reform of the European Court of Human Rights In: Unknown.
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 2002. Review of J.G. Merrills and A.H. Robertson, Human Rights in Europe (4th ed.)(Juris Publishing Inc.)(2001) British Yearbook of International Law. 401-402
  • MOWBRAY, A., 2002. Duties of Investigation under the European Convention on Human Rights International and Comparative Law Quarterly. VOL 51(PART 2), 437-448
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 2002. European Convention on Human Rights: Report of the Evaluation Group and Recent Cases Human Rights Law Review. 2(1), 127-145
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2002. The Procedures and Institutions of the European Convention on Human Rights In: Unknown.
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 2001. Review of R. English and P. Havers, An Introduction to Human Rights and the Common Law (Hart Publishing)(2000) Legal Studies. 21, 144-147
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2001. European Mechanisms to Protect Convention Rights In: Unknown.
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2001. The Right to Protest Under English Law In: Unknown.
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 2001. Review of F. Klug, Values for a Godless Age: The History of the Human Rights Act and Its Political and Legal Consequences (Penguin Books Ltd)(2000) Public Law. 436-437
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2001. The Promotion of Democracy by the European Court of Human Rights In: Unknown.
  • MOWBRAY, A., 2001. BUTLER, FRANCES, Human Rights for the New Millennium International and Comparative Law Quarterly. VOL 50(PART 4), 1001
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 2001. European Convention on Human Rights: Institutional Developments and Recent Cases Human Rights Law Review. 1(2), 333-354
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 2001. European Convention on Human Rights: The 12th Protocol and Recent Cases Human Rights Law Review. 1(1), 127-143
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 2000. Review of M. Furse and S. Nash, Essential Human Rights Cases (Jordans)(1999) Civil Justice Quarterly. 19, 336-337
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2000. Democracy and the European Convention on Human Rights In: Unknown.
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2000. Remedies and Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights In: Human Rights Remedies: Implications of International and Comparative Practice.
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 2000. Review of C. Bradley, Judicial Review in Ireland (Round Hall Ltd)(1999) The Irish Jurist. 396-398
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2000. The Strasbourg System for Enforcing the European Convention on Human Rights In: Unknown.
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 2000. The Regulation of Public Protests Under English Law In: Unknown.
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 2000. Review of D. Clark and G. McCoy, The Most Fundamental Legal Right: Habeas Corpus in the Commonwealth (Oxford: OUP)(2000) Public Law. 735-737
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 2000. Review of K. Starmer, European Human Rights Law: The Human Rights Act 1998 and the European Convention on Human Rights (The Legal Action Group) (1999) Civil Justice Quarterly. 19, 336-337
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1999. The Promotion of Democracy by the European Court of Human Rights: Recent Cases Human Rights Law Review. 16-24
  • MOWBRAY, A., 1999. The Role of the European Court of Human Rights in the Promotion of Democracy Public Law. WIN, 703-725
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 1999. Recent Cases on the Promotion of Democracy In: The European Convention on Human Rights New Cases and Development of the New Court.
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1999. Review of E. Barendt, An Introduction to Constitutional Law (Clarendon Law Series) (Oxford: OUP)(1998) Civil Justice Quarterly. 18, 270-271
  • MOWBRAY, A., 1999. Respect for the private lives of transsexuals Journal of Forensic Psychiatry. VOL 10(NUMBER 1), 149-156
  • MOWBRAY, A., 1999. The composition and operation of the new European Court of Human Rights Public Law. SEAS SUM, 219-231
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 1999. Freedom of Protest and the Maintenance of Public Order in English Law In: Unknown.
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1998. Review of R. James, Private Ombudsmen and Public Law (Socio-legal Studies)(Dartmouth)(1997) Civil Justice Quarterly. 17, 343-344
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1998. Review of A. Le Sueur and M. Sunkin, Public Law (Longman)(1997) Civil Justice Quarterly. 17, 205-206
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1998. Guerra v Italy: The Right to Environmental Information under the ECHR Environmental Liability. 10, 81-84
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1998. Review of C.A. Gearty (ed.), European Civil Liberties and the European Convention on Human Rights: A Comparative Study Public Law. 344-345
  • BAILEY, S. H. (STEPHEN HENRY), 1950-, JONES, B. L. and MOWBRAY, A. R. (ALASTAIR R.), 1997. Cases and materials on administrative law / by S. H. Bailey, B. L. Jones and A. R. Mowbray London : Sweet & Maxwell, 1997.
  • MOWBRAY, A., 1997. Transsexuals and family life Journal of Forensic Psychiatry. VOL 8(NUMBER 3), 652-657
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1997. Sweet and Maxwell's Public Law Statutes Sweet & Maxwell Ltd, London, UK.
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1997. The Implementation of Policy and Maladminstration The Ombudsmen. 5, 9-10
  • MOWBRAY, A. R., 1997. The European Court of Human Rights' Approach to Just Satisfaction Public Law. SEAS WIN, 647-659
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 1996. Statutory Authorities in England and Wales. In: Architect's Legal Handbook: The Law for Architects Sixth. Architectural Press, Oxford, Auckland, Boston, Johannesburg, Melbourne and New Delhi. 178-188
  • MOWBRAY, A., 1996. Detention during Her Majesty's pleasure Journal of Forensic Psychiatry. VOL 7(NUMBER 3), 600-606
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 1996. The Standing of Non-Statutory Organisations to Seek Judicial Review under English Law. Research Papers
  • MOWBRAY, A., 1996. Mandatory lifers: the European perspective Journal of Forensic Psychiatry. VOL 7(NUMBER 1), 150-155
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1995. The Greening of Human Rights Law Solicitors' Journal. 840-841
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 1995. Rights of Way and Highways. In: Encyclopedia of Agricultural Law, Tax and Finance 1995-2002 Sweet & Maxwell Ltd, London, UK. 106
  • MOWBRAY, A., 1994. Setting the tariff for mandatory lifers Journal of Forensic Psychiatry. VOL 5(NUMBER 1), 137
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1994. Review of N. Lewis and P. Birkinshaw, When Citizens Complain: Reforming Justice and Administration (Open University Press)(1993) Public Law. 321-322
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1994. Review of D. Feldman, Civil Liberties and Human Rights in England and Wales (Oxford: Clarendon Press)(1993) Legal Studies. 14, 287-291
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1994. A New European Court of Human Rights Public Law. 540-553
  • MOWBRAY, A., 1993. Corporal punishment in private schools Journal of Forensic Psychiatry. VOL 4(NUMBER 3), 545
  • MOWBRAY, A., 1993. Life prisoners and parole: the Home Secretary's duty Journal of Forensic Psychiatry. VOL 4(NUMBER 1), 131
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1993. Reform of the Control System of the European Convention on Human Rights Public Law. 419-426
  • MOWBRAY, A., 1993. Life prisoners and parole: disclosure of information Journal of Forensic Psychiatry. VOL 4(NUMBER 1), 135
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1993. Revenue Prosecutions and Judicial Review Law Quarterly Review. 109, 365-368
  • GARNER, J. F. (JOHN FRANCIS), 1914-, BARLOW, R. G. (RICHARD G.) and MOWBRAY, A. R. (ALASTAIR R.), 1993. Garner's rights of way and access to the countryside / J.F. Garner London : Longman, 1993.
  • MOWBRAY, A., 1993. Mandatory lifers and parole Journal of Forensic Psychiatry. VOL 4(NUMBER 2), 335
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., BAILEY,S.H. and JONES,B.L., 1992. Cases and Materials on Administrative Law Second. Sweet & Maxwell Ltd, London, UK.
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1992. Transsexuals and Human Rights Journal of Forensic Psychiatry. 3, 531-535
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1992. Prisoners' Rights Journal of Forensic Psychiatry. 3, 536-540
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1991. Newspaper Ombudsmen: The British Experience Journal of Media Law and Practice. 91-95
  • MOWBRAY, A.R., 1991. Ombudsmen: The Private Sector Dimension. In: Edinburgh Essays in Public Law (Jurists: Profiles in Legal History) Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. 315-334
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1991. Administrative Law and Human Rights New Law Journal. 1079-1081
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1991. Review of D. Pollard and D. Hughes, Constitutional and Administrative Law: Text and Matherials (Butterworths)(1990) Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly. 61-63
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1991. Prisoners' Rights Journal of Forensic Psychiatry. 2, 90-93
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1991. Procedural Developments and the European Convention on Human Rights Public Law. 353-361
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1991. Review of M. Allen, B. Thompson and B. Walsh, Cases and Materials on Constitutional and Administrative Law (Blackstone Press)(1990) Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly. 61-63
  • MOWBRAY, A.R. and GARNER, J.F., 1990. Statutory Authorities in England and Wales. In: Architect's Legal Handbook: The Law for Architects (Architectural Press Legal Guides) Fifth. Architectural Press, Oxford, Auckland, Boston, Johannesburg, Melbourne and New Delhi. 169-180
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1990. Legitimate Expectations and Departmental Representations Law Quarterly Review. 106, 568-571
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1990. The Rights of Way Act 1990 Solicitors' Journal. 1117-1118
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1990. Human Rights and the Environment Solicitors' Journal. 994-995
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1990. A Right to Official Advice: The Parliamentary CommissionerÃs Perspective Public Law. 68-89
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1989. Anton Pillar Orders Versus Human Rights Solicitors' Journal. 1022-1023
  • GARNER, J. F. (JOHN FRANCIS), 1914- and MOWBRAY, A. R. (ALASTAIR R), 1989. Garner's rights of way and access to the countryside London : Longman, 1989.
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1988. Review of H.F. Rawlings, Law and the Electoral Process (Sweet and Maxwell)(1988) Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly. 423-425
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1988. The Compounding of Proceedings by the Custom and Excise: Calculating the Legal Implications British Tax Review. 290-310
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1988. Maladministration and the Local Ombudsman Solicitors' Journal. 1442-1444
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1987. Custom and Excise Public Notices: The Tribunal Response British Tax Review. 381-391
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1987. The Parliamentary Commissioner and the Administrative Guidance Public Law. 570-585
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1987. Public Inquiries and Government Policy New Law Journal. 418-419
  • MOWBRAY,A.R., 1985. Administrative Guidance and Judicial Review Public Law. 558-563
  • A. MOWBRAY, Reflections on the European Court of Human Rights' "Constitutional Mission": Past Present and Future In: Irish European Law Forum 2008, University College Dublin. (In Press.)
  • A MOWBRAY, Response to Judge Garlicki: Reform of the ECHR- Latest Developments" In: ECHR: Current Issues. (In Press.)

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