Kent Law School

Critical perspectives research led teaching



Dr Darren Dinsmore, Lecturer in Law

LLB Law and Government, University of Ulster (2002); LLM Human Rights Law, Queen's University Belfast (2005); Diploma in International Human Rights Law, Åbo Akademi (2008); PhD, Queen's University Belfast (2012)

Darren has previously worked at Queen's University Belfast (2007-2011) and Keele University (2011-2012), and took the position of Lecturer in Law at the University of Kent in August 2013.

Darren's research interests are in the field of human rights law and armed conflict. He is currently working on a monograph, to be published with Intersentia, which examines forced displacement and the European Convention on Human Rights in Turkey. He is also pursuing research on gross human rights violations, fact-finding and the right to truth, and large-scale reparations schemes.

Darren's conference paper 'Internal Displacement in Turkey...' can be listened to here

Darren's ThinkKent lecture 'What Can States Do in Times of Crisis? can be viewed here

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Dinsmore, D. (2017). Forced Displacement in Turkey: Pushing the Limits of the ECHR System. International Migration [Online] 55:180-191. Available at:
Dinsmore, D. (2009). Gross Violations of the European Convention: State of Emergency Rule in Turkey and the Right to Liberty. Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights of Citizens: The European and American Conventions on Human Rights:49-72.
Conference or workshop item
Dinsmore, D. (2015). Internal Displacement and Return Home: Testing the Limits of the ECHR System. in: International Conference 'Peace Processes and Durable Solutions to Displacement'.
Dinsmore, D. (2013). Internal Displacement in Turkey: Shortcomings in International Oversight and the Domestic Implementation of Human Rights Law. in: The Kurdish Question in Turkey.. Available at:,414084,en.pdf.
Dinsmore, D. (2011). Pushing the Limits of the ECHR System: Village Destructions in Turkey. in: International Conference in Honour of Kevin Boyle and His Work.
Dickson, B. and Dinsmore, D. (2009). The ECHR in Conflicted Societies: The Case of Northern Ireland and Turkey. in: International Symposium, 'Fifty Years of the European Court of Human Rights'.
Internet publication
Dinsmore, D. (2005). Created the 'Turkish Human Rights Information Site' for the School of Law, Queen's University Belfast [Website]. Available at:
Dinsmore, D. (2017). Forced Displacement and International Human Rights Law: The ECHR in Turkey. Intersentia.
Dinsmore, D. (2017). Turkey's 'Fight against the Fethullah Gülen Terrorist Organisation': State of Emergency Rule at the European Court of Human Rights. European Human Rights Advocacy Centre Bulletin.
Total publications in KAR: 9 [See all in KAR]
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Teaching and Supervision

Undergraduate modules

  • Convenor of International Human Rights in Context
  • Convenor of International Law (Principles and Sources)
  • Convenor of English Legal System and Skills
  • LW508 Criminal Law
  • LW588 Public Law 1
  • LW592 Public Law 2
  • LW598 Equity and Trusts

Postgraduate modules

  • LW880 European Human Rights Law


Darren is happy to supervise in the areas of human rights law and armed conflict, and public international law generally.

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Other Academic Activities

Convenor of Academic Peer Mentor scheme

Member of Study Skills team

Member of the Centre for Critical International Law

Stage 2 examiner from Autumn 2014

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Last Updated: 25/07/2017