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Conor A. Gearty is the Rausling Professor of Human Rights Law[1] and Director, Centre for the Study of Human Rights[2] at the London School of Economics.

Originally from Abbeylara, County Longford, He was educated at Castleknock College before going to University College Dublin as an undergraduate and Cambridge University as a post-graduate. He worked at King's College London from 1991 to 2003 before joining the LSE. Gearty is also a practising barrister with Matrix Chambers.

Gearty's work has moved from tort law to a focus on civil liberties and human rights. In 2008 he launched the Las Casas Institute at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford with a major lecture on human rights in a post-socialist age.



  • Civil Liberties (2007) Clarendon Publishing
  • Can Human Rights Survive? (2006) Hamlyn Lectures
  • Principles of Human Rights Adjudication (2004) Oxford University Press
  • The Struggle for Civil Liberties
  • (with Keith Ewing) Freedom under Thatcher: Civil Liberties in Modern Britain (1990) Oxford University Press


  • "When it can be right to do wrong", The Tablet (11 October 2008)


  1. ^ LSE Law School staff page
  2. ^ Centre for the Study of Human Rights

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