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Born and raised in South Africa, Liora studied African Economic History at the University of Cape Town and Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. From 1994 to 1995 she was a Fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg, Germany. She came to Oxford in 1995 to write her doctorate at Balliol College, after which she went on to become a law fellow at St Anne’s College. She is the author of the book Contrasting Prisoners' Rights (2004), the themes of which she explored in her article ‘Conceptions of Liberty Deprivation’ (Modern Law Review, September 2006). Her other projects include a collection, co-edited with Benjamin Goold, entitled Security and Human Rights (2007) which incorporates her own work on ‘The Right to Security’. She has completed two reports for the UK Ministry of Justice with Benjamin Goold. The first was on the use of proportionality in balancing between security and rights in Europe (Public Protection, Proportionality and the Search for Balance, Ministry of Justice, 2007), the second was on the concept of constitutional responsibilities (The Relationship between Rights and Responsibilities, Ministry of Justice 2009).
In 2010, Liora acted as a legal advisor to the Stern Review into Rape Complaints, and her report on the human rights framework applicable to the treatment of victims of rape was incorporated in the Stern Report. Liora has just completed a major report for the European Union Parliament comparing the human rights regimes under the United Nations, the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Union. Liora is actively involved in the work of Oxford Pro Bono Publico (which she co-founded), the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Group and Oxford Legal Assistance. She is also a research associate at the Centre for Legal and Applied Research, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town, and the Institute of Cultural Inquiry in Berlin. She is the book review editor of the European Human Rights Law Review, and she sits on the editorial board of the Oxford University Comparative Law Forum and the Journal of Human Rights Practice. She has also been appointed to an expert advisory group of the Equality and Human Rights Commission which will be undertaking an independent review into the existing domestic arrangements for the protection and promotion of socio-economic rights.
Currently, Liora is completing an edited collection entitled Adjudicating Human Rights Diversely. Liora has most recently been awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship which will commence in October 2012 and will enable her to undertake research towards the completion of a monograph entitled Juridifying Security and a number of associated articles.
Undergraduate: Constitutional and Administrative Law; Criminal Justice and Penology; Human Rights Law
Graduate: Criminal Justice and Human Rights
Liora Lazarus’s primary research interests are in comparative human rights, security and human rights, comparative theory and comparative criminal justice.
L. Lazarus, Benjamin Goold and Caitlin Goss, 'Control without Punishment: Understanding Coercion' in Jonathan Simon and Richard Sparks (eds), Handbook of Punishment and Society (Sage Press 2012)
L. Lazarus, 'Positive Obligations and Criminal Justice: Duties to Protect or Coerce' in Julian Roberts and Lucia Zedner (eds), Principled Approaches to Criminal Law and Criminal Justice: Essays in Honour of Professor Andrew Ashworth (Oxford University Press 2012)
L. Lazarus, 'Rights Persuasion' in Kate Tunstall (ed), Self Evident Truths: Human Rights and the Enlightenment (Manchester University Press 2012)
L. Lazarus, 'The Right to Security - Securing Rights or Securitizing Rights' in Dickinson et al (ed), Examining Critical Perspectives on Human Rights (Cambridge University Press 2012)
L. Lazarus, Adam Tomkins and Helen Fenwick, Terrorist asset-freezing - Continuing flaws in the current scheme (2011) 25 International Review of Law, Computers and Technology 117
L. Lazarus, The Composition of the UK Bill of Rights Commission (2011) UK Constitutional Law Group Blog
L. Lazarus and others, The Evolution of Fundamental Rights Charters and Case Law: A Comparison of the United Nations, Council of Europe and European Union Systems (2011) European Parliament Directorate General for Internal Policies
L. Lazarus, The Human Rights Framework Relating to the Handling, Investigation and Prosecution of Rape Complaints, Annex A to the Stern Report on The Handling of Rape Complaints (2010)
L. Lazarus, Benjamin Goold, Rajendra Desai and Qudsi Rasheed, The Relationship Between Rights and Responsibilities (2009) 18/09 Ministry of Justice Research Series
L. Lazarus, The President, The Prosecutor, and the Secular Priest: corruption, politics and the courts – Jacob Zuma v National Director of Public Prosecution (2008) Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 46/2008 (e-pub)
L. Lazarus, 'Mapping the Right to Security' in Benjamin J. Goold and Liora Lazarus (eds), Security and Human Rights (2007)
L. Lazarus, B.J. Goold and G. Swiney, 'Public Protection, Proportionality and the Search for Balance' (2007) 10/07 Ministry of Justice Research Series
L. Lazarus and B.J. Goold (eds), Security and Human Rights (2007)
L. Lazarus and B.J. Goold, 'Security and Human Rights: The Search for a Language of Reconcilliation' in Benjamin J. Goold and Liora Lazarus (eds), Security and Human Rights (2007)
L. Lazarus, Conceptions of Liberty Deprivation (2006) 69 Modern Law Review 738-69
L. Lazarus, Contrasting Prisoners' Rights: A Comparative Examination of England and Germany (2004)