Professor of International Human Rights Law and HRLC Co-Director
Professor Dominic McGoldrick is a specialist in human rights law. He teaches and researches on UK, European and International Human Rights. Since 2012 he has been Professor of International Human Rights teaching new LLM modules on 'Religion and International Human Rights' and on 'Minorities and International Human Rights Law'. In 1999-2000 he was a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar and a Human Rights Fellow at the Harvard Law School. He has a particular interest in issues concerning human rights and religion, such as the use of Sharia law and Muslim veiling controversies in Europe.
Published works include 'Religion and Legal Spaces - in Gods we Trust; in the Church we Trust, but need to Verify' Human Rights Law Review (2012)12(4); 'Religion in the European Public Square and in European Public Life - Crucifixes in the Classroom?' Human Rights Law Review (2011) 11(3); 'The Boundaries of Justiciability' International and Comparative Law Quarterly (2010); 'Accommodating Muslims in Europe: From Adopting Sharia Law to Religiously Based Opt Outs from Generally Applicable Laws' Human Rights Law Review (2009) 9(4); 'State Identity and Genocide: The Bosnian Genocide Case' in Kaikobad, K., and Bohlander, M., eds, International Law and Power: Perspectives on Legal Order and Justice (Brill, 2009); 'Terrorism and Human Rights Paradigms - The United Kingdom After 9/11' in Bianchi, A., and Keller, A., eds, Counterterrorism: Democracy's Challenge (Hart, 2008); The Islamic Headscarf Debate in Europe (Hart, 2006); ‘Religious Symbols and State Regulation: Assessing the Strategic Role of the European Court of Human Rights’in J. Temperman et al (eds),The European Court of Human Rights and the Freedom of Religion or Belief: The 25 Years since Kokkinakis (Brill, 2019).