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Claire de Than

Senior Lecturer

The City Law School, Academic Programmes

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
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EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Overview

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

Books (11)

  1. de Than, C. (2014). supporting disabled people with their sexual lives. Jessica Kingsley.
  2. de Than, C. (2013). Criminal Law. OUP.
  3. Than, C.D., Smith, H. and de Than, C. (2012). Understand Human Rights: A Teach Yourself Guide. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-176948-8.
  4. Elliott, C. and Quinn, F. (2011). Criminal law. Pearson.
  5. Heaton, R., Than, C.D. and de Than, C. (2010). Criminal Law. Oxford Univ Pr. ISBN 978-0-19-923412-7.
  6. Shorts, E., Than, C.D. and de Than, C. (2009). Human rights. Pearson Longman. ISBN 978-1-4058-5963-9.
  7. Smith, R.K.M. and Anker, C.V.D. (2005). The Essentials of Human Rights. Hodder Education. ISBN 978-0-340-81574-8.
  8. Than, C.D., Shorts, E. and de Than, C. (2003). International criminal law and human rights. ISBN 978-0-421-72250-7.
  9. Than, C.D., Shorts, E. and de Than, C. (2002). Public law and human rights 2002-2003. ISBN 978-0-421-78680-6.
  10. Shorts, E., Than, C.D. and de Than, C. (2001). Human rights law in the UK. ISBN 978-0-421-75460-7.
  11. Shorts, E., Than, C.D., de Than, C. and de Than, C. (1998). Civil liberties.

Chapters (12)

  1. de Than, C. and Elvin, J. (2016). The relationship between capacity and consent. Consent: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives (pp. 37–51). ISBN 978-1-317-16192-9.
  2. Elvin, J.D. and de than, C. (2016). Consent to Death. In Ashford, C., Reed, A. and Wake, N. (Eds.), Consent and Control: Legal Perspectives on State Power (pp. 50–76). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4438-9944-4.
  3. Elvin, J.D. and de Than, C. (2014). Mistaken Private Defence: The Case for Reform. In Reed, A. and Bohlander, M. (Eds.), General Defences in Criminal Law: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives
  4. Elvin, J.D. and de Than, C. (2013). Towards a Rational Reconstruction of the Law on Secondary Participation and Inchoate Offences: Attempt. In Reed, A. and Bohlander, M. (Eds.), Participation in Crime: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives (Substantive Issues In Criminal Law) (pp. 157–172). ISBN 978-1-4094-5345-1.
  5. Elvin, J.D. and de Than, C. (2013). Towards a Rational Reconstruction of the Law on Secondary Participation and Inchoate Offences: Conspiracy. In Reed, A. and Bohlander, M. (Eds.), Participation in Crime: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives (Substantive Issues In Criminal Law) (pp. 141–156). Ashgate; New edition edition. ISBN 978-1-4094-5345-1.
  6. De Than, C. (2013). Provoking a range of responses: The provocation defence in British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies. Loss of Control and Diminished Responsibility (pp. 222–412). ISBN 978-1-4094-3176-3.
  7. de Than, C. (2011). Provoking a range of responses: the provocation defence in British overseas territories and Crown dependencies. In Bohlander, M. and Reed, A. (Eds.), Loss of Control and Diminished Responsibility: Domestic, Comparative and International Perspectives Ashgate. ISBN 978-1-4094-3175-6.
  8. de Than, C. and Elvin, J. (2011). Skills Assumptions in Legal Education. In Frenkel, D. (Ed.), Legal Theory, Practice and Education (pp. 25–38). Athens: ATINER. ISBN 978-960-85411-5-3.
  9. Elvin, J.D. and de Than, C. (2011). Skills Assumptions in Legal Education. In Frenkel, D. (Ed.), Legal Theory, Practice and Education (pp. 25–39). ATINER. ISBN 978-960-85411-5-3.
  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'. In Reed, A., Wake, N. and Livings, B. (Eds.), Mental Condition Defences and the Criminal Justice System: Perspectives from Law and Medicine (pp. 83–104).
  11. Elvin, J.D. and de Than, C. The Public-Private Divide in Prosecutions and Obtaining of Evidence: Towards a Code? In Frenkel, D. (Ed.), Private Law, Public Law, and Human Rights (pp. 65–79).
  12. Elvin, J.D. and de Than, C. How Should Criminal Law Deal with People who have 'Partial Capacity'? In Reed, A., Wake, N. and Livings, B. (Eds.), Mental Condition Defences and the Criminal Justice System: Perspectives from Law and Medicine (pp. 295–316).

Journal Articles (9)

  1. de Than, C. (2013). Using mirror and other internal surveys in order to improve student experience. Learning at City Journal, 3(1), pp. 65–78.
  2. Elvin, J.D. and De Than, C. (2010). Skills Assumptions in Humanities and Social Sciences. The International Journal of Learning, 17(8), pp. 217–226.
  3. de Than, C. and Elvin, J. (2010). Skills Assumptions in Humanities and Social Sciences. The International Journal of Learning, 17(8), pp. 217–226.

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  4. de Than, C. and Elliott, C. (2009). Restructuring the Homicide Offences to Tackle Violence, Discrimination and Drugs in a Modern Society. King's Law Journal, 20(1), pp. 69–88.

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  5. 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), p. 225.
  6. 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), p. 986.
  7. de Than, C. (2003). Positive obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights: Towards the human rights of victims and vulnerable witnesses. Journal of Criminal Law .
  8. de Than, C. (2001). Palm tree justice and the strange death of precedent. Journal of Criminal Law, 65 .
  9. de Than, C. (2000). Double jeopardy, double the trouble. Journal of Criminal Law .