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Dr Alice Storey is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Law, Social and Criminal Justice and Associate Director of the Centre for Human Rights. She leads the Human Rights in America LLB modules and teaches on the US internship programme. Alice is also the College Academic Lead for Unit of Assessment 18 (Law), leading on Law’s REF2029 submission.

Alice’s research predominantly focuses on the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism and how States and civil society engage with international human rights, predominantly from the perspective of women's rights and the abolition of capital punishment. Her published work has analysed the operation of the UPR, making suggestions on how the UPR can be strengthened in order for it to achieve its full potential. Alice is also one of three co-founders of the ‘UPR Academic Network’, which brings together a large, international network of scholars working on the UPR mechanism.

Alice is the Academic Lead of the UPR Project at BCUwhich was shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award in 2021. The UPR Project engages in practice with the UPR mechanism, supporting civil society organisations and domestic governments. This allows Alice’s academic research to be translated into practical change for human rights on the ground.

Alice is regularly invited to sit as an expert panellist, speaking at events such as UPR Info’s “Strengthening the UPR for the Fourth Cycle” and Geneva Peace Week’s “Applying Insights from the UPR Process to Improve Reporting on Sustainable Development Goal 16.” Since 2015, she has been a pro-bono academic for the charity, Amicus, providing expertise on international law and the death penalty.

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Law, PhD, An Assessment of the Effectiveness of the UN Universal Periodic Review: Towards the Abolition of the Death Penalty in the United States of America

Award Date: 19 Dec 2024


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