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Associate Professor of Crimininology and Human Rights, Swansea University

Dr Rick Lines is Associate Professor of Criminology and Human Rights at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law at Swansea University, where he is co-Director of the Centre on Criminal Justice and Criminology. He has been described as ‘a key figure in the emerging field of human rights and drug policy’ and is author of ‘Drug Control and Human Rights in International Law' (CUP, 2017). Rick is the former Executive Director of Harm Reduction International (2010-2018) and of the Irish Penal Reform Trust (2003-2007).


  • –present
    Associate Professor, School of Law, Swansea University


  • 2014 
    Middlesex University, PhD in Law
  • 2006 
    Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway, LLM in International Human Rights Law


  • 2017
    Drug Control and Human Rights in International Law, Cambridge University Press