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Claire de Than

Senior Lecturer

The City Law School, The City Law School - Academic Programmes

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G302, Gloucester Building

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City University London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
UK

About

Background

Claire de Than is Co-Director of the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism at City University, London, having previously held appointments at 2 London University colleges. She is a Law Commissioner (Jersey).The author or co-author of more than 15 books, including de Than, Criminal Law (OUP 2016), de Than and Heaton, Criminal Law (OUP 2014) and de Than and Shorts, International Criminal Law and Human Rights (Sweet and Maxwell 2004), she has over 80 legal publications in total, including chapters in leading legal monographs and edited collections, such as Reed and Bohlander, Substantive Issues in Criminal Law (Ashgate, 2011) and articles in a variety of national and international journals, including the Modern Law Review. Her research fields include criminal law, human rights law, media law, and disability law. She has been an expert for the Law Commission of England and Wales on two recent criminal law projects. A regular keynote speaker at legal and medical conferences, she has advised several governments and many organisations on criminal law, human rights and law reform issues, with specialisms in comparative human rights, the law of British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies and in the law of consent.

Research

PhD supervision

Dr de Than welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective PhD students in the areas of:
- criminal law
- comparative criminal law
- international criminal law
- national and international financial crime and fraud law
- media law
- UK and international human rights law
- equity and trusts
- legal history
- interdisciplinary fields involving law

Publications

Journal Article (5)

  1. Elvin, J.D. and De Than, C. (Dec 2010). Skills Assumptions in Humanities and Social Sciences. The International Journal of Learning, 17(8), 217-226.
  2. de Than, C. and Elliott, C. (Apr 2009). Restructuring the Homicide Offences to Tackle Violence, Discrimination and Drugs in a Modern Society. King's Law Journal, 20(1), 69-88.

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  3. Elliott, C. and de Than, C. (2007). The case for a rational reconstruction of the concept of consent in criminal law’. The Modern Law Review, 70(2), 225.
  4. Elliott, C. and de Than, C. (2006). Prosecuting the drug dealer when a drug user dies: R v Kennedy (No. 2). Modern Law Review, 69(6), 986.
  5. de Than, C. and Elvin, J. (). Skills Assumptions in Humanities and Social Sciences. The International Journal of Learning, 17(8), 217-226.

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Book (7)

  1. Than, C.D., Smith, H. and de Than, C. (22 May 2012). Understand Human Rights: A Teach Yourself Guide. McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 007176948X.
  2. Heaton, R., Than, C.D. and de Than, C. (01 Dec 2010). Criminal Law. Oxford Univ Pr. ISBN: 0199234124.
  3. Shorts, E., Than, C.D. and de Than, C. (28 Jul 2009). Human rights. Pearson Longman. ISBN: 1405859636.
  4. Than, C.D., Shorts, E. and de Than, C. (2003). International criminal law and human rights. ISBN: 0421722509.
  5. Than, C.D., Shorts, E. and de Than, C. (13 Nov 2002). Public law and human rights 2002-2003. ISBN: 0421786809.
  6. Shorts, E., Than, C.D. and de Than, C. (2001). Human rights law in the UK. ISBN: 0421754605.
  7. Shorts, E., Than, C.D., de Than, C. and de Than, C. (1998). Civil liberties.

Chapter (10)

  1. Elvin, J.D. and de Than, C. (01 Dec 2014). Mistaken Private Defence: The Case for Reform. Reed, A. and Bohlander, M. (Ed.), General Defences in Criminal Law: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives 
  2. Elvin, J.D. and de Than, C. (28 Jun 2013). Towards a Rational Reconstruction of the Law on Secondary Participation and Inchoate Offences: Conspiracy. Reed, A. and Bohlander, M. (Ed.), Participation in Crime: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives (Substantive Issues In Criminal Law) (pp. 141-156) Ashgate; New edition edition. ISBN: 1409453456.
  3. Elvin, J.D. and de Than, C. (28 Jun 2013). Towards a Rational Reconstruction of the Law on Secondary Participation and Inchoate Offences: Attempt. Reed, A. and Bohlander, M. (Ed.), Participation in Crime: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives (Substantive Issues In Criminal Law) (pp. 157-172) ISBN: 1409453456.
  4. De Than, C. (01 Jan 2013). Provoking a range of responses: The provocation defence in British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies. (Ed.), Loss of Control and Diminished Responsibility (pp. 222-412)
  5. de Than, C. (28 Nov 2011). Provoking a range of responses: the provocation defence in British overseas territories and Crown dependencies. Bohlander, M. and Reed, A. (Ed.), Loss of Control and Diminished Responsibility: Domestic, Comparative and International Perspectives (pp. ) (2011). Ashgate. ISBN: 1409431754.

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  6. de Than, C. and Elvin, J. (2011). Skills Assumptions in Legal Education. Frenkel, D. (Ed.), Legal Theory, Practice and Education (pp. 25-38) (1st). Athens: ATINER.

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  7. Elvin, J.D. and de Than, C. (2011). Skills Assumptions in Legal Education. Frenkel, D. (Ed.), Legal Theory, Practice and Education (pp. 25-39) ATINER. ISBN: 9608541158.
  8. Elvin, J.D. and de Than, C. (). The Public-Private Divide in Prosecutions and Obtaining of Evidence: Towards a Code?. Frenkel, D. (Ed.), Private Law, Public Law, and Human Rights (pp. 65-79)
  9. Elvin, J.D. and de Than, C. (). How Should Criminal Law Deal with People who have 'Partial Capacity'?. Reed, A., Wake, N. and Livings, B. (Ed.), Mental Condition Defences and the Criminal Justice System: Perspectives from Law and Medicine (pp. 295-316)
  10. Elvin, J.D. and de Than, C. (). The Boundaries of the Insanity Defence: The Legal Approach Where the Defendant Did Not Know 'That What He Was Doing Was Wrong'. Reed, A., Wake, N. and Livings, B. (Ed.), Mental Condition Defences and the Criminal Justice System: Perspectives from Law and Medicine (pp. 83-104)