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Dr David McGrogan

Associate Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

David has been working in academia since 2012, teaching and researching in the fields of international human rights law, public international law, and the law of contract. Before that, he was a Japanese-English legal translator. 

David McGrogan

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I write critically on international human rights law, with particular reference to how it serves to buttress the power of the state. My most recent work has focused on understanding international human rights law as a discourse which produces its subject, the human individual, as 'vulnerable' and in need of the state's protection and largesse.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Critical Theory and Human Rights: From Compassion to Coercion, McGrogan, D. 28 Apr 2021
  • The Population and the Individual: The Human Rights Audit as the Governmentalization of Global Human Rights Governance, McGrogan, D. 21 Jan 2019, In: International Journal of Constitutional Law
  • The Problem of Causality in International Human Rights Law, McGrogan, D. Jul 2016, In: International and Comparative Law Quarterly
  • Human Rights Indicators and the Sovereignty of Technique, McGrogan, D. 2 May 2016, In: European Journal of International Law
  • Anti-individual morality in the international human rights system, McGrogan, D. 1 Jun 2022, In: Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights

  • English Literature BA (Hons)
  • Law LLM
  • Law PhD
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA)

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