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Professor Robert Wintemute

Contact details

Email: robert.wintemute@kcl.ac.uk  

Room: SW3.06

 

Biography

Robert Wintemute is a Professor of Human Rights Law. He joined the Dickson Poon School of Law in 1991 after practising as an Associate in the Bankruptcy Department at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York, 1982-87. Professor Wintemute was educated at The University of Alberta. In 1982 he gained his LL.B and BCL from McGill University where he was awarded the Aime Geoffrion Gold Medal for highly distinguished standing. Professor Wintemute was awarded his D.Phil from the University of Oxford in 1993.

Research interests and PhD supervision

Professor Wintemute’s special interests lie in Contract Law, EU Law, Human Rights, Anti-Discrimination Law, Sexual Orientation and the Law.

PhD students & topics 

  •  S Chelvan, MPhil: 'Understanding LGBT refugees' lives: Moving from Sexual conduct to identity in Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Asylum Cases in the UK'.
Selected publications
  • "Accommodating Religious Beliefs: Harm, Clothing or Symbols, and Refusals to Serve Others", in Modern Law Review, 2014, Vol 77 (2), p. 223–253.
  • “Europe’s Last Colony: 1918 Palestine’s Arab Majority, Jewish Immigration, and the Justice of Founding Israel outside Europe”, in Social and Legal Studies 2012, volume. 21, p.121-134.
  • Confronting Homophobia in Europe: Social and Legal Perspectives. Trappolin, L. (ed.). Gasparini, A. (ed) & Wintemute, R. (ed). Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2012.
  •  “Same-sex love and Indian penal code §377: An important human rights issue for India”, inNUJS Law Review 2011, volume 4, p.31-65.
  • “The Human Rights Act’s First Five Years: Too Strong, Too weak or Just Right?” in King’s College Law Journal 2006, volume 17, p. 209-228.

View full list of Professor Wintemute’s publications.

Teaching
  •  Human Rights Law
  •  Anti-Discrimination Law
  •  European Law
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