European, Public and International Law

Learn about the work the Group undertakes

Members from this pioneering group conduct research into European, Public and International Law.

The Group’s main research themes include:

  • The Use of Force in International Law
  • State Secession
  • Collective Security
  • Human Rights, Terrorism
  • Transnational Crime and Policing                             
  • Constitutional Law
  • EU Law
  • European Criminal Law
  • Regional Government
  • Comparative Law                                    

Recently, members of the Group convened a conference titled “The State of the Union”. The event explored issues arising from the outcome of the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum.

The conference featured speakers from the European, Public and International Law Research Group, as well as academics from across Europe, including Spain, the Netherlands, Italy and France. A publication containing papers from the conference is pending under the editorship of Dr Gary Wilson and Dr Bleddyn Davies.   

In addition to this, members of the European, Public and International Law Research Group are regularly interviewed by the media or speak in prominent fora. For example, Dr Gary Wilson has spoken at a Ministry of Defence sponsored conference for serving officers.

Similarly, Dr David Lowe has been interviewed in relation to terrorism, security, policing and criminal law issues on BBC radio, television and by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and La Razon. Peter de Cruz, another of the Group’s members, is the author of the leading textbook on Comparative Law, Comparative Law in a Changing World.

Working alongside other organisations is central to the European, Public and International Law Research Group’s work. Consequently, research staff are members of various groups and networks, including the Terrorism and Extremist Violence Symposium and the International Police Executive Symposium.

Research staff have also served as peer reviewers or guest editors for publications such as the Taylor & Francis Journal: Police Practice and Research, International Law Research, and the Leiden Journal of International Law.

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If you’d like to ask a question or find out more about information about this Group, please contact the team using the details below.

Contact: Dr Gary Wilson


Call: +44(0) 151 231 3397


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