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Lee primarily researches in the field of public international law, focusing on issues relating to legal personality, the regulation of non-State actors, and business and human rights. His wider interests include legal theory, environmental, animal and natural resource law.
Lee is currently principal investigator on an AHRC-funded Research Networking grant. The project will establish an international, inter-disciplinary research network exploring the interactions between multinational corporations engaged in the extraction of natural resources, and the security forces of the foreign States in which they operate. Through a series of events hosted by Bristol and Durham University law schools, it will explore the key social, economic, political and historical drivers to conflicts between these actors, map relevant national, regional and international legal/policy frameworks, and explore how they might be improved so as to strengthen the observance of fundamental human rights.
Structured keywords and research groupings
- LAW Centre for International Law
- LAW Human Rights Implementation Centre
- international law
- human rights
- critical theory
- business and human rights
- legal theory
- non-state actors
- animal law
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The Extractive Industry and Foreign Security Network
McConnell, L. & Rooney, J. M.
1/05/22 → 30/04/24
When is it right to speak of animal rights?McConnell, L., 23 May 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review
Opportunity and Impasse: Social Change and the Limits of International Legal StrategyMcConnell, L., 14 Feb 2022, In: International Theory. 14, 1, p. 25-56 32 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile119 Downloads (Pure)
Assessing the Feasibility of a Business and Human Rights TreatyMcConnell, L., Jan 2017, In: International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 66, 1, p. 143-180
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile14 Citations (Scopus)663 Downloads (Pure)