Dr Ben Stanford

School of Law

During his academic career Ben has taught on a variety of modules but specialises in matters of Public Law and Human Rights. His current research focuses on political rights, democracy and accountability. He has published widely in these areas in journals such as Public Law and the European Human Rights Law Review. Ben has some experience in the third sector, having worked for Peace Brigades International (UK), Rights Watch (UK) and the Human Rights Lawyers Association. Ben is an Associate Editor for ‘The Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law’ and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has led two student field trips to The Netherlands and previously co-ordinated Erasmus exchange programmes.

Degrees

2017, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, PhD
2013, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, LLM
2012, Lancaster University, United Kingdom, LLB

Book

Stanford B, Foster S, Berdud CE. 2021. Global Pandemic, Security and Human Rights Comparative Explorations of Covid-19 and the Law Routledge 9781032010250

Li L, Berdud CE, Foster S, Stanford B. 2021. Global Pandemic, Technology and Business Comparative Explorations of Covid-19 and the Law Routledge 9781032010281

Chapters

Stanford B, Foster S. 2021. Human Rights in Times of Emergency: COVID-19 Taking the United Kingdom into Uncharted Territory Stanford B, Foster S, Espaliú Berdud C. Global Pandemic, Security and Human Rights: Comparative Explorations of COVID-19 and the Law Routledge 9781032010250 Public Url

Stanford B, Foster S, Espaliú Berdud C. 2021. Human Rights and Security in the COVID-19 Era Stanford B, Foster S, Espaliú Berdud C. Global Pandemic, Security and Human Rights Comparative Explorations of Covid-19 and the Law Routledge 9781032010250

Li L, Foster S, Espaliú Berdud C, Stanford B. 2021. The Pandemic Crisis and its Global Legal Impact on Information Protection, Creative Economy, and Business Activities Li L, Foster S, Espaluí Berdud C, Stanford B. Global Pandemic, Technology and Business Comparative Explorations of Covid-19 and the Law Routledge 9781032010281

Li L, Foster S, Espaliú Berdud C, Stanford B. 2021. Reflections on COVID-19 Li L, Foster S, Espaliú Berdud C, Stanford B. Global Pandemic, Technology and Business Comparative Explorations of Covid-19 and the Law Routledge 9781032010281

Stanford B. 2019. Justice in Exile? The Implications of ‘Temporary Exclusion Orders’ for the Right to a Fair Trial The Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law 3 :494-507 Brill DOI

Stanford B, Foster S. 2019. Enhancing Key Legal Skills and Student Engagement through an Innovative, Authentic Assessment Simmons C. Teaching and Learning Excellence - The Coventry Way Coventry University Higher Education Corporation 978-1-84600-092-8 Publisher Url Public Url

Stanford B, Foster S. 2019. Enhancing Key Legal Skills and Student Engagement through an Innovative, Authentic Assessment Teaching and Learning Excellence - The Coventry Way 978-1-84600-092-8

Journal article

Stanford B. 2021. Covid in the Courts: Challenges to Lockdown Measures in the United Kingdom Coventry Law Journal, 26 :100-106 Public Url

Stanford B. 2021. Yam v United Kingdom (Case Comment) Coventry Law Journal, 25 :127-130

Stanford B. 2020. Power to the People! Public Spaces Protection Orders and the Devolution of the Preventive State Public Law, 2020 :719-739

Stanford B, Foster S. 2020. Enhancing student knowledge and skills with publishing opportunities: a case study at Coventry University Coventry Law Journal, 25 :57-65

Stanford B. 2020. Electoral Reform and the Authorisation of Voter ID Pilot Schemes Coventry Law Journal, 24 :88-94

Stanford B. 2019. Barriers at the Ballot Box: The (In)accessibility of UK Polling Stations Coventry Law Journal, 24 :87-92

Stanford B. 2019. Case comment - R. (Salman Butt) v Secretary of State for the Home Department Coventry Law Journal, 24 :122-125

Stanford B, MacLennan S, Foster S. 2019. Case comment - Banks v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2018] UKFTT 617 (TC) Coventry Law Journal, 23 :112-115

Stanford B. 2019. Case comment - Mehmet Hasan Altan v Turkey (13237/17); Sahin Alpay v Turkey (16538/17) Coventry Law Journal, 23 :115-119

Stanford B, MacLennan S, Foster S. 2019. Case comment - Banks v HMRC: human rights and relief for political donations British Tax Review, 64 :15-21

Stanford B. 2018. The 2018 English Local Elections ID Pilots and the Right to Vote: A Vote of (no) Confidence? European Human Rights Law Review, :600-613

Stanford B. 2018. The multi-faceted challenges to free speech in higher education: frustrating the rights of political participation on campus Public Law, 2018 :708-724

Stanford B. 2018. Case comment - Abu Zubaydah v Lithuania (46454/11) and Al Nashiri v Romania (33234/12) unreported 31 May 2018 (ECHR) Coventry Law Journal, 23 :87-90

Stanford B. 2018. Compulsory Voter Identification, Disenfranchisement and Human Rights: Electoral Reform in Great Britain European Human Rights Law Review, 23 :57-66

Stanford B, Vogelvang E. 2017. Weighing up the ICTY: The Trial of Ratko Mladic and the Future for International Criminal Justice Coventry Law Journal, 22 :58-62

Stanford B. 2017. Counter-terrorism and the Prospects of Human Rights: Securitizing Difference and Dissent (Book Review) European Human Rights Law Review, 22 :525-527

Stanford B. 2017. The Complexities of Contemporary Terrorism Trials Laid Bare Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, 181 :594-596

Stanford B. 2017. Once More Unto The Breach: The Deployment of British Soldiers Overseas and the UK’s Human Rights Obligations Coventry Law Journal, 22 :80-86

Stanford B. 2017. To Helmand and Back Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, 181 :322-324

Stanford B, Yiannaros A, Nyombi C. 2016. TTIP Negotiations in the Shadow of Human Rights and Democratic Values International Company and Commercial Law Review, 27 :316-322

Stanford B, Ahmed Y. 2016. The Prevent Strategy: The Human Rights Implications of the United Kingdom’s Counter-Radicalisation Policy Questions of International Law, 24 :35-58

Stanford B. 2015. The "War on Terror": Perpetual Emergency Edinburgh Student Law Review, 2 :1-16

Stanford B. 2015. The War on Terror and the Laws of War: A Military Perspective: Book Review Utrecht Journal of International and European Law, 31 :100-103 DOI

Stanford B, Borelli S. 2014. Troubled Waters in the Mare Nostrum: Interception and Push-Backs of Migrants in the Mediterranean and the European Convention on Human Rights Uluslararası Hukuk ve Politika – Review of International Law and Politics, 10 :29-69

Conference publication

Stanford B. 2019. Power to the People? Public Spaces Protection Orders, Hybrid Law and Human Rights

Other

Stanford B. 2018. The results of the 2018 voter ID pilots and why this is not the time for a national roll-out LSE Politics and Public Policy Blog, Publisher Url

Stanford B. 2017. Voter ID plans could disenfranchise millions

Editorial boards:

The Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Associate Editor. 2018

Other Professional Activity:

Ministry of Justice / Lay Observers’ National Council: Lay Observer. Member of UK’s National Preventive Mechanism. Independent public appointee role to monitor welfare and access to justice of people being brought to court and held in custody..

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