Ben Warwick

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Ben Warwick is interested in supervising research in the following areas:

Economic and social rights
International human rights and resources
Rights enforcement


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Personal profile


Ben Warwick joined Birmingham Law School in 2016 as Lecturer in Law, becoming a Senior Lecturer in 2020, and Reader in 2021.

He was Head of Education and Deputy Head of School (Education) between 2020 and 2022. He became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2015. He previously taught at Durham University during his three years as Graduate Teaching Assistant there.

He holds an LLB degree from Durham University, and an LLM in Human Rights Law from the University of Nottingham.

Research interests

Ben’s research interests lie within the broad field of human rights law. A primary strand of this research are the issues surrounding resource constraints and the implementation of economic and social rights. Working primarily with the international human rights framework, he has researched the circumstances in which 'backwards steps' (or ‘retrogression’) in rights protection might be taken. This research is particularly applicable to situations of crisis and where resource constraints occur through natural and economic disasters.

He has also undertaken research projects on, for example, the general obligations of the ICESCR, the performance of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the right to food in the UK, neoliberalism, theories of emergency, and the right to education in armed conflict.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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