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Research interests

Professor Bowring’s research interests include human rights, minority rights, international law, and the law and practice of Russia and the countries of the Former Soviet Union, and Eastern and Central Europe. He has published widely in these fields, with more than 90 publications to date.

His research is enriched by his practice as a barrister, taking many cases to the European Court of Human Rights against Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Russia and Turkey.

He has also frequently acted as an expert for the Council of Europe, OSCE, European Union, and United Nations, as well as advising the UK government. He was from 2008 to 2012 an expert in the European Union and Council of Europe three year Joint Programme 'Minorities in Russia: Developing Languages, Culture, Media and Civil Society'.

He is a member of the Editorial Board of Law and Critique, a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Historical Materialism, and a member of the Advisory Committee to the London Review of International Law.