Dr Amrita Mukherjee
My teaching and research interests are focused on international law, and I am the director for the LLM programmes in international law and international trade law.
I am also the Study Abroad coordinator for non-European exchanges for the LLB programme.
Scholarly and Research Interests
My primary research interests are in the areas of international trade law and international human rights law, with particular focus on status of the prohibition of torture.
My recent book explores the legal status of the torture prohibition in both international and domestic law contexts and the role of United Nations supervisory and monitoring capacities.
I am also interested in the influence of the judiciary regarding the above, particularly the UK House of Lords and the Indian Supreme Court in relation to fundamental rights.
I currently teach international law (jurisdiction and the law of the sea), international human rights law and constitutional law.
In the past I have also taught EC competition law and contract law.
I welcome research applications and proposals on projects relating to international human rights law, United Nations monitoring and questions related to the prohibition of torture.
Mukherjee, A (2008) Torture and the United Nations: Charter and Treaty-Based Monitoring, London: Cameron May.
Mukherjee, A. (2004) The ICCPR as a "Living Instrument": The Death penalty as Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading treatment, Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 68(6), p.507.
Mukherjee, A. (2005) Detention of Foreign National Terrorist Suspects: Compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights: A and Others v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, Journal of Criminal Law, 69(3), p.215.
Mukherjee, A and Lawson A, (2004) Slopping Out in Scotland: The Limits of Degradation and Respect, European Human Rights Law Review, 9(6), pp.645-659.
Mukherjee, A. (2005) Special Immigration Appeals Commission: Admissibility of Evidence Obtained by Torture: A and Others v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, Journal of Criminal Law, 69(1), p.34.