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Frederick Cowell

Lecturer in Law, researcher in international law, Birkbeck, University of London

I am a lecturer in law specialising in the enforcement of international law and human rights law. I am the author of Critically Examining The Case Against the Human Rights Act (Routledge, 2017) Defensive Relativism: The use of Cultural Relativism in International Legal Argument (U Penn Press - Forthcoming) and I am currently writing a book on treaty withdrawal.

I completed my PhD in international legal theory, looking at how post-colonialism affects opposition to the institutional protection of human rights. I previously worked in legal positions at a number of NGOs as a legal advisor, lectured in Law at three Universities and trained as a barrister.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Law, researcher in international law, Birkbeck, University of London

Education

  • 2016 
    Birkbeck College, University of London , Doctrate in Law
  • 2012 
    Birkbeck College, University of London , MPhil in International Law