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Jane Williams

Specialist Subjects: Implementation of human rights obligations, especially relating to the rights of children and young people. Law and multi-level governance.

Associate Professor  

 

Publications

Books    

The UNCRC in Wales (ed.) (University of Wales Press, 2013)

The Human Rights of Children: From Visions to Implementation (with Dr Antonella Invernizzi), (Ashgate, 2011)

Children and Citizenship ( with Dr. Antonella Invernizzi), (Sage, 2008)

Child Law for Social Work: Implementing Rights in Policy and Practice, (Sage, 2008)

Journal articles  

‘General legislative measures of implementation: individual claims, “public officer’s law” and a case study on the UNCRC in Wales’ International Journal of Children’s Rights, 20 (2012) pp. 224 – 240.‘Re MA (Care Threshold): “Shocking” abuse followed by a “staggering” ruling on likely significant harm’(with Mary Hayes and John Hayes) Family Law, February 2010.

'Incorporating Children’s Rights: The Divergence in Law and Policy' Legal Studies 27, 2007, pp. 261-87.

‘The Law of Wales or the Law of England and Wales?’ (with Timothy H. Jones and John H. Turnbull) 26(3) (2005)Statute Law Review pp. 135 – 145.

'Effective Government Structures for Children? The UK’s Four Children’s Commissioners' 17 (2005) Child and Family Law Quarterly pp 37 - 53

'The Legislative Future of Wales' (with Timothy H. Jones) 68 (2005) Modern Law Review pp 642 – 653.

'Wales as a Jurisdiction' (with Timothy H. Jones), [2004] Public Law pp 78 – 101.

'Law Making for Wales After the Richard Commission' (2004) 3 Wales Journal of Law and Policy pp 251 - 261

‘Due Process and the Paramountcy of Welfare’ (with Graham Jones), (2004) 3 Wales Journal of Law and Policy pp 95 - 103

‘Making Welsh Law: process, presentation and accessibility’, in The Law Making Powers of the National Assembly for Wales Lord Morris of Borth Y Gest seminar series 2000 –01, published by Wales Law Journal and the Law Society

‘Child Abuse, Child Care and the Law: A New Approach in Intervention’ (1979) Family Law pp 101 – 107.

'Child Abuse, Child Care and the Law: Failures of State Intervention' (1978) Family Law pp 228 – 237. 

Book chapters    

‘The Rights of Children and Young Persons Measure 2011 in the context of the International obligations of the UK’ in Jane Williams (ed.) The UNCRC in Wales, University of Wales Press, 2013

‘Accountability’ (with Simon Hoffman) in Jane Williams (ed.) The UNCRC in Wales, University of Wales Press, 2013

‘Multi-level Governance and CRC Implementation’ in The Human Rights of Children: From Visions to Implementation edited by Antonella Invernizzi and Jane Williams, Ashgate, (2011)

‘Children’s commissioners: representing children’s views’ (with Kathleen Marshall) in Malcolm Hill, George Head, Andrew Lockyer, Barbara Reid and Raymond Taylor (eds) Children’s Services: Working Together ,  Longman, 2012.

‘Remedies’ in Lesley Anne Long, Jeremy Roche and Debbie Stringer, The Law and Social Work, The Open University,2009.

‘The Assembly as a Legislature’, in J Barry Jones and John Osmond (eds), Building a Civic Culture: Institutional Change, Policy Development and Political Dynamics in the National Assembly for Wales, (2002) Welsh Governance Centre and Institute of Welsh Affairs

‘The Impact of Legal Wales’, in J Barry Jones and John Osmond (eds) The Birth of Welsh Democracy – The First Term of the National Assembly for Wales, (2003) Welsh Governance Centre and Institute of Welsh Affairs 

Relevant Activities 

Co-Director, [Wales Observatory on Human Rights of children and Young People]

Member of Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group

Editor/Joint Editor Wales Journal of Law and Policy 2001 - 2006 

Research Supervision

I would welcome proposals or enquiries for research into human rights implementation and/or multi-level governance.

 

General Information

MA(Cantab), LLM, (London), Barrister, Associate Professor

Law
Swansea
TEL: +44 (0) 1792 295815
FAX: +44 (0) 1792 295855
E-MAIL: jane.m.williams@swansea.ac.uk

Courses Taught

Public Law LLB and GDL

Tort 

Legal Issues in Social Care

Children and the Law