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Dr. Helen Quane

Specialist Subjects: Public International Law and Human Rights Law

Associate Professor



Articles and Chapter Contributions 

“Legal pluralism and international human rights law: inherently incompatible, mutually reinforcing or something in between?” (2013) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. doi: 10.1093/ojls/gqt018. http://ojls.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/08/10/ojls.gqt018.full.pdf?keytype=ref&ijkey=TZ7DTHSJbs6LNWP

“A further dimension to the interdependence and indivisibility of human rights?: Recent developments concerning the rights of Indigenous Peoples” (2012) 25 Harvard Human Rights Journal 49-83.

“Self-determination and minority protection after Kosovo” in J. Summers (ed.), Kosovo: A Precedent?  (Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden, 2011), pp. 181-212

“The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: New Directions for Self-Determination and Participatory Rights?” in Allen, S. and Xanthaki, A. (eds.), Reflections on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2011) pp. 259-287

“Challenging the Report of an Independent Inquiry under the Human Rights Act” (2007)Public Law 529-544.                                                     

“Rights in conflict? The rationale and implications of using human rights in conflict prevention strategies” (2007) Virginia Journal of International Law 463-523.

“The Strasbourg jurisprudence and the meaning of a ‘public authority’ under the Human Rights Act” (2006) Public Law 106-123                          

“The rights of indigenous peoples and the development process” (2005) 27 Human Rights Quarterly 652-682

“A right to self-determination for the Kosovo Albanians?” (2000) 13 Leiden Journal of International Law 219-227                                                 

“The UN and the Evolving Right to Self-Determination” (1998) 47 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 537-572


Recent conference papers 

“The influence of international human rights law on the development of non-state law”.  Symposium on “The Rise of Non-State Law” organized by the American Society of International Law Legal Theory Interest Group, Washington D.C., 2 May 2013.


Research Supervision

Jennifer Halbert (completed, 2013)

Katy Vaughan (current)

"I would welcome proposals or enquiries for research into International Human Rights Law (including minority protection, self-determination, human rights and conflict prevention) and UK human rights law."

General Information

BA (Limerick), LLM (LSE), PhD (UCL) Senior Lecturer

TEL: +44 (0) 1792 295113
FAX: +44 (0) 1792 295855
E-MAIL: H.Quane@swansea.ac.uk

Courses Taught

International Law (LLB)

Human Rights Law (LLB)

International Human Rights Law (MA Development and Human Rights)