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Co-Director, Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism, City, University of London

Claire de Than is Co-Director of the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism at City University, London, having previously held appointments at 2 London University colleges. She is a Law Commissioner (Jersey).The author or co-author of more than 15 books, including de Than, Criminal Law (OUP 2016), de Than and Heaton, Criminal Law (OUP 2014) and de Than and Shorts, International Criminal Law and Human Rights (Sweet and Maxwell 2004), she has over 80 legal publications in total, including chapters in leading legal monographs and edited collections, such as Reed and Bohlander, Substantive Issues in Criminal Law (Ashgate, 2011) and articles in a variety of national and international journals, including the Modern Law Review. Her research fields include criminal law, human rights law, media law, and disability law. She has been an expert for the Law Commission of England and Wales on two recent criminal law projects. A regular keynote speaker at legal and medical conferences, she has advised several governments and many organisations on criminal law, human rights and law reform issues, with specialisms in comparative human rights, the law of British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies and in the law of consent.


  • –present
    Co-Director, Centre for Law Justice and Journalism, City University London


Law Commissioner, Jersey