Academic Profile: Dr Liora Lazarus
Fellow and Tutor in Law; University Lecturer in Human Rights Law and Member of the Centre for Criminological Research
Centre for Criminology
Oxford Human Rights Hub
Liora Lazarus, BA (UCT), LLB (LSE), DPhil (Oxon), is a University Lecturer in Law, Member of the Centre for Criminological Research, and Fellow of St. Anne's College. Her primary research interests are in comparative human rights, security and human rights, comparative theory and comparative criminal justice.
Born and raised in South Africa, she studied African Economic History at the University of Cape Town and Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. From 1994-95 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 a number of academic books, chapters and articles on prisoners' rights, criminal justice and security and human rights. She has also completed a number of public reports on various aspects of human rights for the UK Ministry of Justice, The UK Stern Review into the treatment of Rape Complaints, and the European Union Parliament.
Liora is an Associate Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub, and is actively involved in the work of Oxford Pro Bono Publico (which she co-founded) and the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Group. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Gilbert and Tobin Centre for Public Law at UNSW, Sydney; a research associate at Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town, and an Associate Member of the Institute of Cultural Inquiry in Berlin. Liora is the book review editor of the European Human Rights Law Review, and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Human Rights Practice. She is also on the Advisory Board of Oxford's Centre for Ethics and Law in Armed Conflict.
Liora has just completed an edited collection entitled Reasoning Rights. She has just come to the end of of a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship which commenced in October 2012. This has enabled her to undertake research towards the completion of two monographs entitled Securing Legality and Juridifying Security. The completion of this work will continue to be funded by the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights For Future Generations.