Francoise Hampson and Daragh Murray


Francoise Hampson is an emeritus Professor at the University of Essex School of Law & Human Rights Centre. She was an independent expert member of the UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights from 1998-2007. Prof. Hampson has successfully litigated many cases before the European Court of Human Rights, has acted as a consultant to the International Committee of the Red Cross, and has taught at military Staff Colleges or equivalent. She was previously awarded Human Rights Lawyer of the Year jointly with her colleague, Prof. Kevin Boyle. Daragh Murray is a lecturer at the University of Essex School of Law and Director of the Human Rights Centre Clinic. His research focuses on issues relating to the law of armed conflict, international human rights law, non-State actors, and technology. His manuscript 'Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Armed Groups' will be published by Hart Publishing in March 2016. The authors are currently engaged in the preparation of a monograph addressing the application of international human rights law during armed conflict. This project is conducted under the auspices of Chatham House and involves a number of other law of armed conflict and international human rights law experts. The book will take the form of an operational guide and will address the law applicable to specific situations faced by States’ armed forces.

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Today it is accepted that both the law of armed conflict and international human rights law continue to apply in situations of armed conflict. Indeed, the European Court of Human Rights recently addressed the co-application of these two bodies of law for the first time in Hassan v. The United Kingdom, and the potentially landmark case of…

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