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Professor Robert Wintemute

Professor of Human Rights Law

Research interests

  • Law

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. In 1978, Professor Wintemute completed his BA in Economics at the University of Alberta (which included a year at Université Laval). In 1982, he earned his LLB (common law) and BCL (Québec civil law) in the National Programme at McGill University. In 1993, he was awarded his DPhil by the University of Oxford.

Research interests

Human Rights Law, Anti-Discrimination Law, Sexual Orientation Law, Conflicts of Human Rights (lesbian and gay vs. Christian, transgender vs. women, Israel-Palestine). 

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    News

    Law academic wins landmark case on freedom of expression

    Professor Robert Wintemute, from The Dickson Poon School of Law, argued that the Lithuanian Government’s decision to halt distribution of, then put warning...

    An open book.

    Law academic plays key role in judgment on same-sex couples in Russia

    A law academic has played an important role in a judgment in relation to same-sex couples in Russia.

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    Features

    Strategic Litigation at the European Court of Human Rights: Q&A with Professor Robert Wintemute

    Professor Robert Wintemute has advancing the rights of same-sex couples for over 20 years.

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    King's celebrates Pride

    As Pride Month 2020 draws to a close, we’re celebrating each other and our LGBTQ+ community here and around the world!

    King's at Pride 2018

    Spotlight

    Securing advances in LGB equality through strategic litigation

    Over the past twenty years, Professor Robert Wintemute, from The Dickson Poon School of Law, has published influential research on a range of issues related...

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      News

      Law academic wins landmark case on freedom of expression

      Professor Robert Wintemute, from The Dickson Poon School of Law, argued that the Lithuanian Government’s decision to halt distribution of, then put warning...

      An open book.

      Law academic plays key role in judgment on same-sex couples in Russia

      A law academic has played an important role in a judgment in relation to same-sex couples in Russia.

      A large, silver, metal-clad building

      Features

      Strategic Litigation at the European Court of Human Rights: Q&A with Professor Robert Wintemute

      Professor Robert Wintemute has advancing the rights of same-sex couples for over 20 years.

      LAW - RAINBOW 1903 x 558 pexels-steve-johnson-1150626

      King's celebrates Pride

      As Pride Month 2020 draws to a close, we’re celebrating each other and our LGBTQ+ community here and around the world!

      King's at Pride 2018

      Spotlight

      Securing advances in LGB equality through strategic litigation

      Over the past twenty years, Professor Robert Wintemute, from The Dickson Poon School of Law, has published influential research on a range of issues related...

      LAW - RAINBOW 1920 x 1080 Spotlight Hero Image pexels-steve-johnson-1704119