UK legal academic publishes article on LGBT rights in Bermuda

Dr. Nicola Barker, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent’s Law School, has just published a timely and informative article on legal issues relating to LGBT rights in Bermuda and other British Overseas Territories in the October 2016 edition of Public Law, one of the leading journals on the subject published in the UK.

The article’s citation is Barker, Nicola J. (2016) ‘I wouldn’t get unduly excited about it’: The Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on the British Overseas Territories. A Case Study on LGBT Rights in Bermuda. Public Law, . ISSN 0033-3565.

A link is available here, although the article is currently only available for subscribers:

By way of background, Dr. Barker joined Kent Law School in 2012 from the University of Reading. She began her academic career at Keele University, where she also gained her PhD in 2008, and she has been a visiting scholar at Cornell University (2003), University of California, Berkeley (2010), and University of British Columbia, Vancouver (2010).

Her research and teaching interests are in the broad areas of Family Law and Public Law. She is the author of several articles on marriage and civil partnerships, as well as the book Not the Marrying Kind: A Feminist Critique of Same-Sex Marriage (Palgrave, 2012), which won the Hart/Socio-Legal Studies Association book prize in 2013. Dr. Barker is also interested in Constitutional Law and Human Rights and she is currently working on two research projects in these areas. The first explores the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on the British Overseas Territories and the second considers feminist critiques of the UK’s Human Rights Act.

Dr. Barker has previously spoken on the subject in Bermuda, as part of an event organized by the Centre for Justice.



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