Christopher Gray

Socio-Legal Studies, Student Rep

PhD Researcher in Socio-Legal Studies (ESRC 1+3)
Law School, University of Bristol

Start date: September 2017

Research topic: The Privilege against Self-Incrimination in Criminal Justice in the United Kingdom and The Gambia – Human Rights Law and Convergence

I will be researching the protection offered by the right to fair trial to the privilege against self-incrimination in juvenile criminal justice. By focusing on the United Kingdom and The Gambia as case studies, domestic rules on admission of evidence will be considered in the context of human rights standards both internationally and in their respective regions. As well incorporating empirical research on how these standards are realised, this research will focus on the implications of the findings in light of the ‘convergence thesis’, and focus specifically on the role of human rights law in this.

Research supervisors: Professor Rachel Murray, Dr Jennifer Collins

Professional memberships/Positions held:

SWDTP Student Rep;

Human Rights Implementation Centre at the University of Bristol