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Clive Walker

Associate Fellow, Rule of Law Responses to Terrorism


Clive Walker is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice Studies at the School of Law, University of Leeds, where he has served as the Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (1987‐2000) and as Head of School (2000‐2005, 2010). He was awarded a Ph.D in 1982 (on 'The Prevention of Terrorism in British Law') and an LL.D (on 'Terrorism and the Law') in 2015 by the University of Manchester. He became a Queen’s Counsel (Hon) in 2016 in recognition of his work on terrorism laws with government, other agencies, and legal professionals. He also previously served as an ICCT Editorial board member. 

He has written extensively on constitutional, terrorism, and internet issues. In 2003, he was appointed as a special adviser to the UK Parliamentary select committee which scrutinised what became the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, following which he published The Civil Contingencies Act 2004: Risk, Resilience and the Law in the United Kingdom (Oxford University Press, 2006). His books on terrorism are recognised and cited widely and include Terrorism and the Law (Oxford University Press, 2011), The Anti‐Terrorism Legislation, (3rd ed., Oxford University Press, 2014), the Routledge Handbook of Law and Terrorism (Routledge, 2015), and (with Gurulé and King) the Palgrave Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law (2018). He was appointed in 2010 by the Home Office as Senior Adviser to the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. His research on the internet produced the book (with Akdeniz and Wall), The Internet, Law and Society (Pearson, 2001) as well as many papers on specialised aspects such as virtual democracy and cyberterrorism.

My overseas research work and collaborations have resulted in many visiting professorships and other appointments, including: University of Louisville, (1993), George Washington University (1995), the University of Connecticut (2003), Stanford University (2006), University of Washington (2006), University of Melbourne (2007), Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London) (2009), University of New South Wales (2012), and the University of Toronto (2017).


Walker, C.P. and Starmer, K., (eds.), Miscarriages of Justice, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Akdeniz, Y., Walker, C., and Wall, D., The Internet, Law and Society London: Longman, 2000.

Walker, C. and Broderick, J., The Civil Contingencies Act 2004: Risk, Resilience and the Law in the United Kingdom, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Walker, C., Terrorism and the Law, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)

Masferrer, A. and Walker, C., (eds.), Counter-Terrorism, Human Rights And The Rule Of Law: Crossing Legal Boundaries in Defence of the State Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013.

Walker, C.P., The Anti-Terrorism Legislation Third edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Lennon, G. and Walker, C. (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Law and Terrorism (Routledge, Abingdon, 2015).

King, C., Walker, C., Gurulé, J. (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2018.

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