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Professor Helen Quane

Professor, Law

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 295113

Email address

Office - 022
Ground Floor
Richard Price Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Helen completed a postgraduate degree in Public International Law at the London School of Economics prior to completing a PhD on Rights-based Approaches to Inter-Communal Conflict at University College London. Her principal research interests relate to issues of a normative and structural nature in international human rights law, notably, issues of minority protection, self-determination and the interplay between global, regional and national human rights regimes in the formation and implementation of human rights norms. Currently, she is working on a number of research projects including one on legal pluralism and international human rights law and a second on human rights in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Helen’s research has been published in leading journals such as the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Harvard Human Rights Journal, the International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Virginia Journal of International Law and the British Yearbook of International Law.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Self-determination
  • Minority rights
  • Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Legal pluralism