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Dr Bernadette Rainey

Senior Lecturer in Law

Email
raineyba@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0)29 2087 5365
Campuses
1.07, Law Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX

Overview

Dr. Bernadette Rainey is a senior lecturer at Cardiff School of Law and Politics (LAWPL) and is the Director of the LAWPL Centre for Human Rights and Public law. Her research interests include human rights and equality law, refugee law and public law. Bernadette graduated in law from Queen’s University, Belfast in 1993. Following this, she was awarded a PhD in refugee law at Queen’s University Belfast in 2003. Whilst completing her PhD, she was employed as a researcher on several human rights projects based in the School of Law at Queen’s. Subsequently, Bernadette took up the post of Research Fellow at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth to work on an AHRB funded project examining the impact of the Human Rights Act on the National Assembly for Wales.  In 2003, she was employed by the School of Law at Swansea University as a researcher on a Nuffield funded family law project. Bernadette was a lecturer at Queen’s University, Belfast, before taking up the post of lecturer in Cardiff Law School in September 2006. Her research interests include human rights and equality law, refugee law and public law. She has published on several areas of human rights law including equality duties and sexual offenders. Her research is primarily focused on “excluded” groups such as refugees and offenders. She has published book chapters and articles on sexual offenders and rights and is co-editor with Prof Karen Harrison of 'The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sex Offender Treatment ' (Wiley-Blackwell 2013). Bernadette is module leader for human rights on the LLB programme. She is also module leader for an LLM module on International Refugee Law and Asylum, as well as LLM Programme Convenor for the LLM on Human Rights. She is the author of a Human Rights Concentrate ( 4th edition 2017) for Oxford University Press and is a co-editor on one of the leading textbooks on human rights (Rainey, Wicks Ovey, The European Convention on Human Rights (8th edition, OUP)). Bernadette is Senior Personal Tutor in the Law School and Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion of LAWPL. Previously, she was Chair of the Law School’s Equality and Diversity Committee (2010 - 2015) and the Law School Mooting Co-ordinator 2012-2014).

Biography

Senior Lecturer, Cardiff School of Law and Politics 2006 -

Lecturer, Queen's University, Belfast 2005-2006

Researcher and Tutor, Swansea School of Law, 2003. -2005

Research Fellow, Law Department, Aberystwyth, 2000. -2003

PGR, PhD candidate , Queen's University, Belfast , 1995 - -2003

Visiting Scholar, School of Law, Queen's University, Belfast 2 November 2015 - 31 December 2015

Lecturer, Duquesne University Law School, Pittsburgh Summer School Ireland Programme June 2006 -

Visiting Lecturer, Charles University Law School, Prague April 2007, April 2008

PhD supervision

LLM Supervision

Higher Education Academy  Fellow

Member Society of Legal Scholars

Member, Socio-Legal Studies Association

Chair and Trustee, Asylum Justice 2013 -

Publications

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2011

2010

2009

2007

2004

2002

Teaching

LLB Human Rights module. -module covenor

LLM Human Rights - programme covenor (International Refugee Law and Asylum Module - module convenor)

LLM  Themes in Emprirical Research (Guest seminar

PhD supervision

LLM Supervision

Co-ordinator, Pro Bono programmes - Bail Observation Project and Sylum Justice

Research Interests:   My research interests include human rights and equality law, refugee law and public law. Her research is primarily focused on “excluded” groups such as refugees and offenders.

Selected Publications:

Books

B Rainey, P McCormick, C Ovey (eds)  The European Convention on Human Rights, 8th edn, Oxford University Press, 2020

B Rainey Human Rights Concentrate, 4th  edn, Oxford University Press, 2017

Edited Book

K Harrison and B Rainey (eds) The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Legal and  Ethical Aspects  of Sex Offender Treatment and Management,  Wiley-Blackwell 2013

Chapters in Books

K Harrison and B Rainey “Consent, compulsion and sex offenders:  An ethical and rights based approach to the treatment and management of sex offenders”  in Chris Ashford, Alan Reed  and Nicola Wake (eds) Consent and Control: legal Perspectives of State Power, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2016 pp 368 - 389

B Rainey  “Human Rights and Sexual Offenders” In  K Harrison  and  B Rainey,  (eds.) The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sex Offender Treatment and Management, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell 2013, pp. 18-37.

B Rainey “Special Offender Groups and Equality”: A duty to treat differently? In K Harrison and B Rainey (eds.) The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sex Offender Treatment and Management, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell 2013, pp. 63-81.

B Rainey and K Harrison “Morality and legality in the use of anti-androgenic    pharmacotherapy with sexual offenders” in D Boer and R Eher (eds) International Perspectives on the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders. Theory, Practice and Research 2011, Wiley Publishing 627-651

B Rainey  “Dignity and Dangerousness: Sex Offenders and the Community –  human rights in the balance?” in K Harrison (ed) Managing High-Risk Sex Offenders in the Community: Risk management, treatment and social responsibility Willan Publishing 2010, 269 – 290

Journal Articles

B Rainey and K Harrison  “Human Rights and Human Wrongs:  A rights based approach to the punishment of sex offenders” Contemporary Issues in Law (2015) Vol 13, Issue 3 229 - 248

K Harrison and B Rainey “Suppressing human rights? A rights- based approach to the use of pharmacotherapy with sex offenders” Legal Studies, 29 (1) (2009) 47-74

B Rainey and K Harrison “Pharmacotherapy and Human Rights in Sexual Offenders: best of friends or unlikely bedfellows?” Sexual Offender Treatment 2008, Vol 3, issue 2

B Rainey and V Jenkins “Moving Into The Mainstream: An Analysis Of  Regulatory  Responses To Impact Assessment in Equality And Sustainable Development” Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, (2007) Vol 58 No 1  78 – 107

B Rainey and A Perry  “Supervised, supported and indirect contact orders: research findings” International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, (2007) 21 (1), 21-47

K Fitzpatrick, V Jenkins, B Rainey  “‘Caveat Discriminator’?: a question about equal opportunities law” Wales Journal of Law and Policy (2004) Vol 3(3) 283 - 294

A Sherlock, K Williams and B Rainey “Special Educational Needs in Wales” Wales Journal of Law and Policy (2004) Vol 3(1) 17 -33

K Williams and B Rainey “Language, Education and the European Convention on Human Rights: Any changes in the 21st century?” Legal Studies (2002) Vol  22(4) 627 – 649

Reports

T Hadden, L Mallinder, R O'Connell and B Rainey  “What to Do about Equality, Good Relations and a Shared Future?” Queen’s University, Human Rights Centre (Nuffield Foundation) 2007

T Hadden, B Rainey, G McGreevy  "Equal But Not Separate" Communal Policy Appraisal”  Fortnight supplement 371  1998 (Community Relations Council, NI)

B Rainey, O Fee, C Bell 1997 "UK and Ireland - Commitments to International Human Rights Instruments (Compilation)" Electronic Publication (www.law.qub.ac.uk/ )

Supervision

Current supervision

Hanin Abou Salem

Research student

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