Professor Ian Cram
Head of School and Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law
I am a Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law and am also the current Head of School.
I am currently working in the area of comparative constitutional responses to extreme speech, and counter- terrorism laws.
My published work includes three monographs, the latest 'Terror and the War on Dissent - Freedom of Expression in the Age of Al-Qaeda' was published by Springer (2009) as well as numerous articles in leading international law/politics journals.
I acted as General Editor for the new edition of Borrie & Lowe The Law of Contempt that was published in 2010.
I serve on the Board of Editors of the International Comparative Law Quarterly. I am also advising the Law Commission of England and Wales on its review of contempt laws.
Scholarly and Research Interests
My main research interests are in the fields of public law and comparative constitutional Law, with special reference to freedom of expression.
I teach constitutional law, media law, human rights and administrative law.
I would be happy to consider potential PhD students in the fields of:
- public law
- comparative constitutional law
- human rights.
Cram, I. (2009) Terror and the War on Dissent - Freedom of Expression in the Age of Al-Qaeda, Springer.
Cram IG (2013) “Failing Justice Brennan’s Quest? Anticipating Terrorism Risks and the US Supreme Court”, Public Law: the constitutional and administrative law of the commonwealth. 2013: 30-51. [Accepted]
Cram IG (2012) “The "War on Terror" on Campus”, Journal for the Study of Radicalism. 1. 6: 1-34.
Cram IG (2012) “‘Coercing communities or promoting civilised discourse? Funeral protests and comparative hate speech’”, Human Rights Law Review. 12.4: 455-478.
Cram, I. (2010) Beyond Lockean Majoritarianism?; Emergency, Institutional failure and the UK Constitution 10 HRLRev, pp. 461-485
Cram, I. (2009) Resort to foreign constitutional norms in domestic human rights jurisprudence with reference to terrorism cases, Cambridge Law Journal (CLJ), 68(1), pp.118-141.
Media Contact Areas
I am happy to talk to the media about legal controversies in free speech and human rights more generally.