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Dr Isobel Renzulli
Lecturer in Law


Dr Renzulli joined Brunel University as a lecturer in law in September 2018. Previously she was a lecturer in law at the University of Greenwich. She has also taught as a visiting lecturer at King's College London, the Open University, and the University of Reading. She completed her PhD at the University of Bristol with an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) scholarship for her research on ‘Challenges to prevention of torture in crisis situations. The case of Sudan’. 

Dr Renzulli has experience of working with governmental and non governmental organisations.Prior to entering academia Dr Renzulli worked in different capacities with human rights non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in  the UK and Africa, and as a human rights officer at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights  (OHCHR) in Geneva (Switzerland).


PhD University of Bristol

PG Cert in Higher Education (University of Greenwich)

MSc in Gender Studies, London School of Economics

MA in Human Rights and Democratisation, European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)

Laurea (Bari, Italy)

Newest selected publications

Renzulli, I. (2021) 'Prison abolition: international human rights law perspectives'. International Journal of Human Rights, 26 (1). pp. 100 - 121. ISSN: 1364-2987 Open Access Link

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Renzulli, I. (2018) 'Strengthening the preventive role of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa'. International Human Rights Law Review, 7 (2). pp. 249 - 273. ISSN: 2213-1027 Open Access Link

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Renzulli, I. (2017) '‘Women and peace’'. Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 35 (4). pp. 210 - 229. ISSN: 0924-0519 Open Access Link

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Renzulli, I. (2016) 'A critical reflection on the conceptual and legal foundations of the duty to prevent torture'. The International Journal of Human Rights, 20 (8). pp. 1244 - 1263. ISSN: 1364-2987 Open Access Link

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Renzulli, I. (2015) 'Ali Hussein v Secretary of State for Defence: what was not said of shouting as a lawful interrogation technique'. Public Law. ISSN: 0033-3565

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