Conor Gearty is professor of human rights law at the London School of Economics and also a practicing barrister at Matrix Chambers, which he helped found in 2000.
He is a Bencher of both Middle Temple and the King’s Inn and is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.
He has written many books on civil liberties, human rights and terrorism, the latest of which On Fantasy island. Britain, Strasbourg and Human Rights was published by Oxford University Press in 2016.
Recent articles of his have focused on issues related to democracy and human rights.