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Isobel Renzulli

Dr Isobel Renzulli Laurea (Italy), E.MA, MSc, PhD

Dr Isobel Renzulli
Laurea (Italy), E.MA, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Law

Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities

Isobel joined the University of Greenwich in 2016. Prior to joining the School of Law School at Greenwich, she taught at King's College London, the Open University and at the University of Reading. She completed her PhD at the University of Bristol with an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) scholarship for her research on 'Challenges to prevention of torture in crisis situations - The case of Sudan'. Previously she worked in various capacities with human rights NGOs and at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.

Isobel teaches on the Public Law, EU Law, Human Rights Law, and Human Rights & the Law courses and is a Year 2 Tutor.

Isobel's main research interests are in the Human Rights Law, Public Law, International Human Rights Law and Public International Law. She is specifically interested in the theory and the practice of human rights mechanisms and bodies and the role of national, regional and international institutions with a human rights mandate. Her current research focuses on the conceptual and legal framework of the prevention of torture and its implementation.

  • 'A critical reflection on the conceptual and legal foundations of the duty to prevent torture' August (2016) International Journal of Human Rights
  • 'Ali Hussein v Secretary of State for Defence: what was not said of shouting as a lawful interrogation technique' October (2015) Public Law 550-558
  • Book review: X Groussot, N Arold Lorenz and G T Petursson, The European Human Rights Culture: A Paradox of Human Rights Protection in Europe in (2014)33 (1) Yearbook of European Law 539-544

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  • "'Women and Peace': a human rights strategy for the post-2015 UN Women, Peace and Security Agenda" paper presented at the Women in War and at War Conference organised by the Open University Law School, the University of Warwick and Aberystwyth University on 15 and 16 September 2016 at The Open University, Milton Keynes

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