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David Harris

Emeritus Professor in Residence and Co-Chair Human Rights Law Centre, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Expertise Summary

David Harris's academic writings include Harris, Cases and Materials on International Law; Harris, O'Boyle and Warbrick, Law of the European Convention on Human Rights; Harris, The European Social Charter; Bailey, Harris and Jones, Civil Liberties: Cases and Materials; Burchill, Harris and Owers, eds., Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Their Implementation in the UK; Harris and Livingstone, eds., The Inter-American System of Human Rights; Harris and Joseph, eds., The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and UK Law; Gomien, Harris and Zwaack, Law and Practice of the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Social Charter; Harris and Shepherd, eds., An Index of British Treaties; and Harris and Bowman, eds., Multilateral Treaties: Index and Current Status. He is also the editor of the Human Rights Law Review, the International Human Rights Reports and the Yearbook of the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and was formerly the editor of Garner, Encyclopaedia of Environmental Law. He is a member of the editorial board of academic law journals.

David Harris has served as a human rights law consultant or trainer for the United Nations; the Council of Europe; the European Union; the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office; the UK Department for International Development; and the Irish Human Rights Commission, and was formerly a member of the Committee of Independent Experts of the European Social Charter. David Harris has lectured or given conference papers in many countries, including China, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Russia, the US and various other European countries. He has advised governments on human rights law and has served as General Rapporteur, First Conference of the Presidents of Supreme Courts in Europe; Consultant Expert on Administrative Law for the European Committee on Legal Co-operation; Member of the UK Judicial Studies Board Committee on the Human Rights Act; Co-Chair of the EU-Indonesian Human Rights Dialogue; and Expert for the EU-China Human Rights Dialogue. He was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George for his services to human rights.

Research Summary

David Harris specalises in public international law, international human rights law and UK civil liberties law.

Recent Publications

  • HARRIS, D.J., 2007. The scope of the right to a fair trial guarantee in non-criminal cases in the European Convention on Human Rights. In: MORISON, J., MCEVOY, K. and ANTHONY, G., eds., Judges, transition, and human rights: Essays in memory of Stephen Livingstone Part I: Judges. Oxford University Press. 55 - 71
  • HARRIS, D.J., 2005. The evolution of judicial review of administrative action in the light of the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights. In: LEÃO, R.Z.R., ed., Os rumos do direito internacional dos direitos humanos: ensaios em homenagem ao professor Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade = Rumbos del derecho internacional de los derechos humanos = Trends in the international law of human rights = Liber amicorum Cançado Trindade 2005. 3. Porto Alegre: Fabris. 401-415
  • HARRIS,D.J., O'BOYLE,M., WARBRICK,C. and BATES,E., 2005. Law of the European Convention on Human Rights Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 2004. Cases and materials on international law 6th. London: Sweet & Maxwell.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 2007. The scope of the right to a fair trial guarantee in non-criminal cases in the European Convention on Human Rights. In: MORISON, J., MCEVOY, K. and ANTHONY, G., eds., Judges, transition, and human rights: Essays in memory of Stephen Livingstone Part I: Judges. Oxford University Press. 55 - 71
  • HARRIS, D.J., 2005. The evolution of judicial review of administrative action in the light of the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights. In: LEÃO, R.Z.R., ed., Os rumos do direito internacional dos direitos humanos: ensaios em homenagem ao professor Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade = Rumbos del derecho internacional de los derechos humanos = Trends in the international law of human rights = Liber amicorum Cançado Trindade 2005. 3. Porto Alegre: Fabris. 401-415
  • HARRIS,D.J., O'BOYLE,M., WARBRICK,C. and BATES,E., 2005. Law of the European Convention on Human Rights Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 2004. Cases and materials on international law 6th. London: Sweet & Maxwell.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 2002. The Evolution of Judicial Control of Administrative Decisions in Europe in the Light of the European Convention on Human Rights In: First Conference of the Presidents of Supreme Administrative Courts in Europe.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 2002. The Enforcement of Seafarer's Rights at the International Level In: Annual meeting of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 2002. Cultural Relativity and Human Rights In: Programme for Sudanese Judges, British Council.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 2002. The Human Right to Work in International Law In: DFID Workshop for Russian NGO's.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 2002. European Standards for Economic and Social Rights In: DFID Workshop on Economic and Social Rights.
  • BAILEY, S. H., HARRIS, D. J. and ORMEROD, DAVID, 2001. Civil liberties : Cases and Materials / S.H. Bailey, D.J. Harris, D.C. Ormerod London : Butterworths, 2001.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 2001. The Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights In: ICJ Workshop for UN member delegations.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 2001. British Protection of Human Rights in Criminal Trials In: British Council Presentation to Chinese Judicial Delegation.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 2001. Children's Rights under the European Convention on Human Rights In: DFID Workshop for Russian NGO's.
  • HARRIS, D.J. and DARCY, J., 2001. The European Social Charter: the protection of economic and social rights in Europe 2nd. New York: Transnational Publishers.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 2001. Freedom of Expression under the European Convention on Human Rights In: Council of Europe seminar.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 2000. The Council of Europe System for Human Rights Protection In: DFID Workshop for Russian NGO's.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 2000. The Draft EU Charter and the Strasbourg Experience In: Unknown.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 2000. Articles 5 and 6, European Convention on Human Rights In: DFID workshop for Ukranian Judges.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 2000. Rights of Petition Under the European Convention on Human Rights and UN Human Rights and UN Human Rights Treaties. In: Protection des Droits de l'Homme - La Perspective Europenne: Mlanges ... la Mmoire de Rolv Ryssdal [Protecting Human Rights: The European Perspective: Studies in Memory of Rolv Ryssdal] Carl Heymanns Verlag KG, Köln, Germany. 586-604
  • HARRIS, D.J., 2000. Lessons from the European Social Charter. In: The Future of Human Rights Treaty Monitoring Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. 347-360
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1999. Social Rights in Europe In: Committee on the Administration of Justice/Council of Europe Conference.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1999. International Rights of Petitions for Economic Social and Cultural Rights. In: Economic Social and Cultural Rights: Their Implementation in United Kingdom Law Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. 14-31
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1999. The European Social Charter. In: An Introduction to the International Protection of Human Rights: A Textbook Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University, Åbo, Finland. 243-263
  • HARRIS, D.J., GARNER, J.F., HENDERSON, H. and DOOLITTLE, I., eds., 1999. Garner's Environmental Law Butterworths, London, UK; Markham, Ontario, Canada.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1999. Preventative Detention in States of Emergency In: Unknown.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1999. The Right to a Fair Trial in Criminal Cases in the European Convention on Human Rights In: Ukranian Supreme Court.
  • HARRIS, D.J., BURCHILL, R. and OWERS, A., eds., 1999. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Their Implementation in United Kingdom Law Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1999. European Standards in the Protection of Economic and Social Rights. In: CAJ Conference Report 'Fundamental Social Rights in Northern Ireland' Committee on the Administration of Justice, Belfast, UK. 3-11
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1999. The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: An Effective Guarantee of Human Rights. In: Proceedings of the EU-China Human Rights Legal Seminar University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1999. The European social Charter In: University of Birmingham course for Central and East European Lawyers.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1999. The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: An effective Guarantee of Human Rights In: China-European Union Human Rights Dialogue Legal Seminar.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1999. The Right to Work and Freedom of Economic Association under the European Social Charter In: Russian Foreign Office/Council of Europe Conference.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1998. The Death Penalty in european Union States In: EU-China Human Rights Dialogue Legal Seminar.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1998. The Rights of Minorities in International Law In: European Human Rights in the Mediterranean Course.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1998. Cultural Relativity and Human Rights In: British Council Human Rights Conference.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1998. Regional Protection of Human Rights: The Inter-American Achievement. In: The Inter-American System of Human Rights Oxford University Press, Oxford. 1-29
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1998. The Revised European Social Charter In: Russian Foreign Office/Council of Europe Conference.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1998. Child Labour in Europe In: Indonesian-European Union Human Rights Workshop.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1998. The Death Penalty in the European Union States. In: EU-China Human Rights Dialogue: Proceedings of the Second EU-China Legal Expert Seminar held in Beijing on 19 and 20 October 1998 Verlag Österreich, Wien, Austria. 586-604
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1998. International Petition Systems for the Protection of Economic and Social Rights In: Justice/University Of Nottingham Human Right Law Centre.
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1998. Cases and Materials on International Law Fifth. Sweet & Maxwell Ltd, London, UK.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1998. The Death Penalty in European Union States In: EU-China Human Rights Dialogue Legal Seminar.
  • HARRIS, D.J. and LIVINGSTONE, S.S., eds., 1998. The Inter-American System of Human Rights Clarendon Press, Oxford, UK.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1998. Racial Discrimination: International Law Standards for its Elimination In: National Law School.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1998. Administrative Justice and Human Rights In: China-European Union Symposium on the Administration of Justice and the Protection of Human Rights.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1997. Principles of Interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights In: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Seminar.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1997. Lessons for the UN Reporting System in the Experience of the European Social Charter In: University of Cambridge Research Centre for International Law Conference on the United Nations Reporting System.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1997. The European Social Charter and Social Rights in the European Union. In: The Protection of Fundamental Rights in the European Union Kluwer Law International, Deventer, NL. 107-111
  • HARRIS, D., 1997. Progress and Problems in Establishing an International Criminal Court Journal of Armed Conflict Law. VOL 3(NUMBER 1), 1-8
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1997. The Rights to a Judicial Remedy: International Human Rights Standards. In: Democracy the Rule of Law and Islam (Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (CIMEL) Series) Kluwer Law International, Deventer, NL. 93-101
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1997. Freedom of Expression and the Protection of Privacy in the European Convention on Human Rights In: Irish Law Commission Seminar.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1997. New Standards in the European Social Charter In: Russian Foreign Office/Council of Europe Conference.
  • HARRIS, D., 1997. The Collective Complaints Protocol of the European Social Charter. In: The Social Charter of the 21st Century: colloquy organised by the Secretariat of the Council of Europe : Human Rights Building, 14-16 May 1997 Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France. 100-129
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1997. The Collective Complaints Protocol of the European Social Charter In: Council of Europe Colloquium on the European Social Charter.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1997. Social Law Standards in the European Social Charter In: Council of Europe Seminar.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1997. The Right to Freedom of the Person in the European Convention on Human Rights In: Council of Europe seminar.
  • EADIE, T. and HARRIS, D., 1997. The Regional Protection of Human Rights: The Inter-American Achievement. In: The Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights Oxford University Press, Oxford. 1-29
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1996. The European Social Charter as a Bill of Social Rights for the European Union In: European Trade Union Confederation Conference.
  • HARRIS,D.J., GOMIEN,D. and ZWAAK,L., 1996. Law and practice of the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Social Charter Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1996. Recent Developments in the European Social Charter In: British Branch of the International Law Association.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1996. The European Social Charter as a Bill of Rights for the European Union In: European Union Trade Confederation Conference.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1996. The Protection of Human Rights within the United Nations In: University of Cambridge Research Centre for International Law.
  • HARRIS,D.J., O'BOYLE,M. and WARBRICK,C., 1995. The Law of the European Convention on Human Rights Butterworths, London, UK; Markham, Ontario, Canada.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1995. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in the United Kingdom Law. In: The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and United Kingdom Law Clarendon Press, Oxford, UK. 1-60
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1995. The UN Commission on Human Rights In: FCO Seminar on Recent Developments in the United Nations.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1995. Judicial Remedies for Violations of Human Rights In: First Cuban World Conference on Civil Liberties.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1995. Racism, Xenophobia and Human Rights In: Council of Europe Conference on East-West: No Exclusion.
  • HARRIS, D.J. and JOSEPH, S., eds., 1995. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and United Kingdom Law Clarendon Press, Oxford, UK.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1995. Comments on the Rights to Health: The Rights to Complain. In: The Right to Complain about Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 103-106
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1995. The Protection of Migrant Workers in Europe In: Council of Europe Seminar.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1995. The Justiciability of Economic and Social Rights In: British Council Seminar on Establishing and Protecting Human Rights.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1995. The European Experience in the Protection of Civil Liberties In: Foreign and Commonwealth Office Seminar of the South African Constitutional Assembly.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1994. Judicial Review Requirements in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the European Social Charter In: English Bar Human Rights Committee and British - Russian Law Association Conference on effective Judicial Control of Adminstrative Action.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1994. Human Rights Standards in the European Social Charter. In: Uveljavljanje PolitiŠnih, DrÚavljanskih, Ekonomskih in Socialnih Pravic v Pravnem Sistemu Republike Slovenije 108-138
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1994. Migrant Workers and the European Social Charter In: Council of Europe Conference.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1994. Series of Lectures on International Human Rights Law In: Indian National Human Rights Commission.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1994. International Human Rights Reports Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. (Vol. 1 -)
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1994. Address to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights In: Unknown.
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1994. The Right to Life under the European Convention on Human Rights Maastricht journal of European and comparative law. 1, 122-138
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1993. The UN and the International Protection of Human Rights In: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Seminar.
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1993. A Fresh Impetus for the European Social Charter International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 41, 659-676
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1992. The Protection of Social Rights in Europe In: Public Lecture, British Institute of Human Rights.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1992. The System of Implementation of the European Social Charter In: Council of Europe Seminar.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1991. The Protection of Economic and Social Rights in Common Law Countries. In: Die Durchsetzung Wirtschaftlicher und Sozialer Grundrechte: Eine Rechtsvergleichende Bestandsaufnahme [The Implementation of Economic and Social Rights: National, International and Comparative Aspects Engel Publishing Partners, Newtown, PA, USA. 201-222
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1991. The Protection of Economic and Social Rights in Common Law Countries In: Colloquium on the Implementation of Economic and Social Rights.
  • HARRIS,D.J. and SHEPHERD,J.A., 1991. An Index of British Treaties 1969-1988. Vol 4. HMSO, Norwich, UK.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1991. The European Social Charter System In: National Institutes of Human Rights Meeting.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1991. The System of Supervision in the European Social Charter: Problems and Options for the Future. In: The Future of European Social Policy (European Monographs) Second. Kluwer Law International, Deventer, NL. 1-34
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1991. The Revitalisation of the European Social Charter In: Rights and Humanity Workshop on the European Social Charter.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1991. The Application of International Human Rights Standards in National Law In: Conference on International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1990. Freedom of Association on the Law of the United Kingdom. In: Human Rights in the East and in the West 227-247
  • HARRIS, D.J., 1990. The System of Supervision of the European Social Charter: Problems and Options for the Future In: University of Utrecht Conference.
  • HARRIS, D.J., ed., 1989. Yearbook of the European Torture Convention Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
  • HARRIS, D.J. and BOWMAN, M.J., eds., 1984. Multilateral Treaties: Index and Current Status / compiled and annotated within the University of Nottingham Treaty Centre by M.J. Bowman and D.J. Harris. Butterworths, London, UK; Markham, Ontario, Canada.
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1980. Decisions on the European Convention on Human Rights British Yearbook of International Law. 51, 329-342
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1979. Decisions on the European Convention on Human Rights British Yearbook of International Law. 50, 257-271
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1978. Decisions on the European Convention on Human Rights British Yearbook of International Law. 49, 373-393
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1976. Decisions on the European Convention on Human Rights British Yearbook of International Law. 48, 373-393
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1974. Environmental Law Encyclopaedia Butterworths, London, UK; Markham, Ontario, Canada.
  • HARRIS, D.J. and GARNER, J.F., 1974. The Law Relating to Air Pollution. In: Environmental Pollution Control Allen & Unwin (Publishers), GB.
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1974. Decisions on the European Convention on Human Rights British Yearbook of International Law. 47, 385-402
  • HARRIS, D.J. and GARNER, J.F., 1974. The Law Relating to Pollution of Inland Waters. In: Environmental Pollution Control Allen & Unwin (Publishers), GB.
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1974. The Application of Article 6(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights to Administrative Law British Yearbook of International Law. 47, 157
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1972. Decisions on the European Convention on Human Rights British Yearbook of International Law. 46, 463-494
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1970. Recent Cases on Pre-Trial Detention and Delay in Criminal Proceedings in the European Court of Human Rights British Yearbook of International Law. 44, 87-109
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1969. The Protection of Companies in International Law in the Light of the Nottebohm Case International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 18, 275-317
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1969. Immigration and the European Convention on Human Rights Modern Law Review. 32, 102-106
  • HARRIS,D.J. and KENT,T., 1968. The Computer as an Aid to Lawyers Computer Journal. 10, 22-28
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1967. The Right to a Fair Trial in Criminal Proceedings as a Human Rights International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 16, 352-378
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1966. Computers and International Law International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 15, 55-63
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1966. The European Convention on Human Rights and English Criminal Law Criminal Law Review. 205-16,266-79
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1965. Backing of Warrants (Republic of Ireland) Act 1965 Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly. 17, 203-206
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1965. Re Grosvenor Hotel (No 2) Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly. 16, 291-299
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1965. Crown Privilege in Criminal Cases Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly. 17, 509-511
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1964. The European Social Charter International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 13, 1076-1087
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1964. Extradition between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly. 15, 537-540
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1964. Crown Privilege - Duncan v Cammell Laird Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly. 15, 387-389
  • HARRIS,D.J., 1961. The Lawless case International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 10, 616-618

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