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Benedict Douglas

Lecturer in Law, Durham University

Benedict Douglas completed his PhD on the practical application of moral philosophy to the interpretation of human rights at Durham University in 2012. He accepts that the title, “The Necessity and Possibility of the Use of the Principle of Generic Consistency by the UK Courts to Answer the Fundamental Questions of Convention Rights Interpretation”, was probably slightly too long.

Prior to this he gained a First Class LLB from the University of Hull, and obtained an LLM in Human Rights Law from University College London.

His research work is focused on the moral basis for the domestic application of human rights law, the use of phenomenology to conceptualise human identity in order to understand the possession of human rights, and the laws of cricket.

He also enjoys water sports, adventure and writing in the third person.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Private Law, Durham University