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Alison Bisset

  • Associate Professor in International Human Rights Law
  • School Director of Enterprise, responsible for careers, co-curricular, pro bono and work experience programmes

Areas of interest

  • Transitional justice
  • International criminal law
  • International children's rights
  • International judicial cooperation.

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Bisset welcomes proposals from prospective doctoral students with an interest in transitional justice, international criminal law, international human rights law and international children's rights.

Teaching

Dr Bisset is Module Convenor for the following modules:

  • LLB: International Children's Rights
  • LLB: International Human Rights Law
  • LLM: The Death Penalty

Background

Dr Alison Bisset is Associate Professor in International Human Rights Law at the University of Reading, School of Law, where she is also the School's Director of Enterprise.

Dr Bisset researches on transitional justice, with a particular focus on the work of truth commissions. She is the author of Truth Commissions and Criminal Courts (Cambridge University Press, 2012, paperback 2014), which won the 2013 University of Reading Research Endowment Trust Fund prize for best faculty output and was shortlisted for the 2013 Birks prize for outstanding legal scholarship.

Dr Bisset has advised government departments, intergovernmental organisations, national armed forces, and civil society bodies on issues relating to international criminal law and transitional justice. She is the editor (2014-) of Blackstone's International Human Rights Documents, published by Oxford University Press.

Selected publications

Reviews:

  • Book Review, Freeman, M., Truth Commissions and Procedural Fairness, (2006, CUP, Cambridge) (2008) 8 Human Rights Law Review 401-404.
  • Book Review, Stover, E., and Weinstein, H.M., (eds.), My Neighbor, My Enemy: Justice and Community in the Aftermath of Mass Atrocity, (2004, CUP, Cambridge), (2005) 5 Human Rights Law Review 423-426.

Publications