Jill Marshall

Jill is a Law Professor, and a Consultant solicitor at the highly regarded leading human rights law firm Bindmans LLP in London. She has over 25 years experience in the legal profession in London. She trained and worked in the City of London as a solicitor at top global law firms in the 1990s.

Jill is a Professor at the University of London, Royal Holloway College. She also works for the University of London International Academy where she is the convenor and Chief examiner on the LLB undergraduate Jurisprudence module and for the LLM postgraduate module Human Rights of Women as the convenor and Chief examiner.

Her main areas of expertise are the international human rights of women, injustice, personal freedom and identity issues in law, especially privacy, expression, religious and gender identity.

Contributors Include:

Thomas Giddens

Dr Thomas Giddens is a Senior Lecturer in Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Law and Culture at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London. He researches comics, critical, and cultural legal studies. He founded the Graphic Justice Research Alliance in 2013 and edited the collection Graphic Justice: Intersections of Comics and Law (Routledge 2015). His monograph On Comics and Legal Aesthetics is forthcoming in Routledge’s ‘Discourses of Law’ series.

Anna Davies

Anna is currently working as a Legal Assistant at Freeths LLP. She is a graduate of UCL and the University of Birmingham where she studied law and obtained the LLB and LLM degrees. Her dissertation, obtained with Distinction, explores female genital mutilation. She specialises in issues arising from globalisation, multiculturalism, religion and gender. She has previously worked with a former Chief Prosecutor in the Crown Persecution Service.

Eric Heinze

Eric Heinze is Professor of Law and Humanities at the School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London. He has made contributions in the areas of legal philosophy, justice theory, jurisprudence, and human rights He has also contributed to the law and literature movement.

Professor Heinze’s books include

Hate Speech and Democratic Citizenship (2016), The Concept of Injustice (2013), The Logic of Constitutional Rights (2005); The Logic of Liberal Rights (2003); The Logic of Equality (2003), Sexual Orientation: A Human Right (1995) (Russian translation 2004), and the collection Of Innocence and Autonomy: Children, Sex and Human Rights (2000). He has contributed chapters to such anthologies as Extreme Speech and Democracy (Weinstein & Hare, 2009) and Religious Pluralism and Human Rights (Loenen & Goldschmidt, 2006).

Richard Ashcroft

Professor Richard Ashcroft teaches medical law and ethics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Department of Law at Queen Mary University of London.
He is Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Incentives in Health, funded by the Wellcome Trust, with partners at Kings College London and the London School of Economics. He is also working on the role of human rights theory, law and practice in bioethics policy, and on ethical challenges in public health. He has a longstanding interest in biomedical research ethics.
He is a Deputy Editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, and serves on the editorial boards of a number of other journals, including Bioethics, Developing World Bioethics, Biosocieties, Health Care Analysis and Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. He is a member of the Ethics and Policy Advisory Committee of the Medical Research Council, Director of the Appointing Authority for Phase I Ethics Committees and a member of the Royal College of Physicians working party on tobacco.

Ksenia Bakina

Ksenia Bakina is a PhD Candidate at Queen Mary University of London. Her research focuses on the contemporary phenomenon of online revenge pornography and analyses possible legal responses in the United Kingdom legal system. Ksenia also completed her LLB (Hons) and her LLM in Public International Law (Distinction) at Queen Mary University. She was called to the Bar at Inner Temple in 2011. Ksenia has previously been awarded an LLM Scholarship from Queen Mary University of London, a Private International Law Scholarship from The Hague Academy of International Law and a Major Scholarship from the Inner Temple. Ksenia commenced her PhD in September 2013 having been awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistantship.