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Professor Steve Peers BA (McMaster), LLB (Western Ontario), LLM (London), PhD (Essex)

Position in departmentResearch Communications Co-ordinator
Staff positionProfessor
Telephone01206 873719
Academic support hoursMondays 12:00 - 13:00

Steve Peers received a B.A. (Hons.) in history from McMaster University (Canada) in 1988, an LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario (Canada) in 1991, an LL.M. in EU Law from the London School of Economics in 1993, and a Ph.D from the University of Essex in 2001.

His research interests include EU Constitutional and Administrative, Justice and Home Affairs, External Relations, Human Rights, Internal Market and Social Law. He has written over fifty articles on many aspects of EU law in journals including the Common Market Law Review, European Law Review, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Yearbook of European Law and the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, as well as many chapters in books. He has worked as a consultant for the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union and the Council of Europe, and contributed to the work of NGOs such as Amnesty International, Justice, Statewatch, ILGA-Europe and the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA).

Current research

Two monographs underway:

  • The Legitimacy and Effectiveness of EU Law (for Cambridge University Press)
  • The Unravelling of EU Law: Differentiation in the EU Legal Order (for Hart/Bloomsbury)
Research interests
  • European Union Law: constitutional and administrative law, including human rights; justice and home affairs law; external relations law; employment law; internal market law, particularly the free movement of EU citizens  
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Public International Trade Law
  • Data Protection Law
Teaching responsibilities
  • LW 223 - European Human Rights Law
  • LW 504 - EU Law and Human Rights
  • LW 611 - Public International Trade Law
  • LW 656 - Data Protection Law
  • LW 706 - EU Employment Law
  • LW 711 - EU External Relations Law
PublicationsLink to publications for Steve Peers
Additional information

He has given oral and written testimony to the House of Lords and House of Commons EU Select Committees on numerous occasions and has been a consultant for the Council of Europe, the European Parliament and the European Commission.  He has also been a consultant for or contributor to the work of a number of human rights NGOs, including Amnesty International, Statewatch, Justice, Redress and the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association.

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