About Jane Richards

I have a PhD in Human Rights Law from The University of Hong Kong. I am a Lecturer in Law at York Law School, The University of York. In my free time, I run, I protest and I parent - not always in that order.

Jane Richards is a Lecturer in Law at York Law School, UK.

NBN Episodes hosted by Jane:

Andreas Fulda, "Germany and China: How Entanglement Undermines Freedom, Prosperity and Security" (Bloombury, 2024)

June 22, 2024

Germany and China

Andreas Fulda
Hosted by Jane Richards

Germany and China: How Entanglement Undermines Freedom, Prosperity and Security (Bloomsbury, 2024) is a groundbreaking book, of which the findings hav…

Michele Goodwin, "Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

June 8, 2024

Policing the Womb

Michele Goodwin
Hosted by Jane Richards

Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood (Cambridge University Press, 2020) a brilliant but shocking account of the cr…

Vivien Marsh, "Seeking Truth in International TV News: China, CGTN, and the BBC" (Routledge, 2023)

June 4, 2024

Seeking Truth in International TV News

Vivien Marsh
Hosted by Jane Richards

In Seeking Truth in International News: China, CGTN and the BBC (Routledge, 2023) Dr Vivien Marsh analyses the differences between journalistic tradit…

Michael Davis, "Freedom Undone: The Assault on Liberal Values in Hong Kong" (Association for Asian Studies, 2023)

March 27, 2024

Freedom Undone

Michael Davis
Hosted by Jane Richards

"What happened in Hong Kong is not an anomaly but a warning" - Hong Kong Human Rights defender Chow Hang Tung, speech written from prison upon receivi…

Colette Cann and Eric Demeulenaere, "The Activist Academic: Engaged Scholarship for Resistance, Hope and Social Change" (Myers Education Press, 2020)

March 24, 2024

The Activist Academic

Colette Cann and Eric Demeulenaere
Hosted by Jane Richards

How can traditional academic scholarship be disrupted by activist academics? How can we make space for those who are underrepresented and historically…

Shibani Mahtani and Timothy McLaughlin, "Among the Braves: Hope, Struggle, and Exile in the Battle for Hong Kong and the Future of Global Democracy" (Hachette, 2023)

February 2, 2024

Among the Braves

Shibani Mahtani and Timothy McLaughlin
Hosted by Jane Richards

In Among the Braves Hope, Struggle, and Exile in the Battles for Hong Kong and the Future of Global Democracy (Hachette, 2023) Shibani Mahtani and Tim…

Justine Nolan and Martijn Boersma, "Addressing Modern Slavery" (UNSW Press, 2019)

January 14, 2024

Addressing Modern Slavery

Justine Nolan and Martijn Boersma
Hosted by Jane Richards

Before you left your house this morning, chances are that you used products and consumed goods that were produced by modern slavery. From the coffee y…

Fae Garland and Mitchell Travis, "Intersex Embodiment: Legal Frameworks Beyond Identity and Disorder" (Bristol UP, 2022)

November 26, 2023

Intersex Embodiment

Fae Garland and Mitchell Travis
Hosted by Jane Richards

What is intersex and why does it matter? What is the power of law to disrupt dominant narratives? I had a fascinating conversation with authors Dr Fae…

Kay Wilson, "Mental Health Law: Abolish Or Reform?" (Oxford UP, 2021)

November 11, 2023

Mental Health Law

Kay Wilson
Hosted by Jane Richards

The debate about whether mental health law should be abolished or reformed is one that is highly charged and to which there are no easy solutions. In …

Paolo Sandro, "The Making of Constitutional Democracy: From Creation to Application of Law" (Bloomsbury, 2022)

November 1, 2023

The Making of Constitutional Democracy

Paolo Sandro
Hosted by Jane Richards
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This book is a tour de force. In The Making of Constitutional Democracy: From Creation to Application of Law (Bloomsbury, 2022), Dr Paolo Sandro explo…

James Greenwood-Reeves, "Justifying Violent Protest: Law and Morality in Democratic States" (Routledge, 2023)

September 23, 2023

Justifying Violent Protest

James Greenwood-Reeves
Hosted by Jane Richards

Was the use of violence on January 6th Capitol attacks legitimate? Is the use of violence morally justified by members of Extinction Rebellion or Just…

Chris Dietz, "Self-Declaration in the Legal Recognition of Gender" (Routledge, 2023)

August 26, 2023

Self-Declaration in the Legal Recognition of Gender

Chris Dietz
Hosted by Jane Richards

Self-Declaration in the Legal Recognition of Gender (Routledge, 2023) is a socio-legal study that offers a critique of what it means to self-declare w…

Daisy Cheung and Michael Dunn, "Advance Directives Across Asia: A Comparative Socio-legal Analysis" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

July 28, 2023

Advance Directives Across Asia

Daisy Cheung and Michael Dunn
Hosted by Jane Richards
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Advance Directives in Asia: A Socio-Legal Analysis (Cambridge UP, 2023), edited by Daisy Cheung and Michael Dunn is the first book to consider the con…

David Churchill et al., "Historical Criminology" (Routledge, 2021)

May 21, 2023

Historical Criminology

David Churchill, Henry Yeomans, and Iain Channing
Hosted by Jane Richards

Historical Criminology (Routledge, 2022) breaks new ground by challenging researchers to question what we do, and why we do it. It draws out what crim…

Ewelina U. Ochab and David Alton, "State Responses to Crimes of Genocide: What Went Wrong and How to Change It" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022)

May 8, 2023

State Responses to Crimes of Genocide

Ewelina U. Ochab and David Alton
Hosted by Jane Richards

In State Responses to Crimes of Genocide: What Went Wrong and How to Change It (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022) Dr Ewelina U. Ochab and Lord Alton of Liverp…

Rachel Dunn et al., "What Is Legal Education For?" (Routledge, 2022)

May 2, 2023

What Is Legal Education For?

Rachel Dunn, Paul Maharg, and Victoria Roper
Hosted by Jane Richards

This book delves deep into the question of what is legal education for? Who does it serve, and how, as educators can we reflect on what we deliver in …

Liz Curran, "Better Law for a Better World: New Approaches to Law Practice and Education" (Routledge, 2021)

March 20, 2023

Better Law for a Better World

Liz Curran
Hosted by Jane Richards

In Better Law for a Better World: New Approaches to Law Practice and Education (Routledge, 2021) I spoke with Dr Liz Curran about the urgent need for …

Jonathan Herring, "The Right to Be Protected from Committing Suicide" (Hart Publishing, 2022)

February 19, 2023

The Right to Be Protected from Committing Suicide

Jonathan Herring
Hosted by Jane Richards

Professor Jonathan Herring makes an argument that suicidal people have a right to be protected from committing suicide, and that the state should be u…

Benedict Rogers, "The China Nexus: Thirty Years in and Around the Chinese Communist Party's Tyranny" (Optimum Publishing, 2022)

January 28, 2023

The China Nexus

Benedict Rogers
Hosted by Jane Richards

The China Nexus: Thirty Years In and Around the Chinese Communist Party's Tyranny (Optimum Publishing, 2022) brings together Benedict Rogers' 30 years…

Salvador Santino F. Regilme and Irene Hadiprayitno, "Human Rights at Risk: Global Governance, American Power, and the Future of Dignity" (Rutgers UP, 2022)

December 7, 2022

Human Rights at Risk

Salvador Santino F. Regilme and Irene Hadiprayitno
Hosted by Jane Richards

Human Rights at Risk: Global Governance, American Power, and the Future of Dignity (Rutgers University Press, 2022) is a fascinating book that brings …

Beverley Clough, "The Spaces of Mental Capacity Law: Moving Beyond Binaries" (Routledge, 2021)

December 3, 2022

The Spaces of Mental Capacity Law

Beverley Clough
Hosted by Jane Richards

This book cuts new ground, challenging the assumption of law as an objective concept. It draws out the way that binary frameworks situate and create t…

Anna Dziedzic, "Foreign Judges in the Pacific" (Hart Publishing, 2021)

November 25, 2022

Foreign Judges in the Pacific

Anna Dziedzic
Hosted by Jane Richards

While it might ordinarily be assumed that judges who sit on constitutional courts will be local citizens, in the islands of the Pacific, more than thr…

Lucy Series, "Deprivation of Liberty in the Shadows of the Institution" (Bristol UP, 2022)

October 24, 2022

Deprivation of Liberty in the Shadows of the Institution

Lucy Series
Hosted by Jane Richards

Dr Lucy Series Deprivations of Liberty in The Shadows of the Institution (Bristol University Press, 2022) is one that I have long been looking forward…

Beverley Clough and Jonathan Herring, "Disability, Care and Family Law" (Routledge, 2021)

August 23, 2022

Disability, Care and Family Law

Beverley Clough and Jonathan Herring
Hosted by Jane Richards

Disability, Care and Family Law (Routledge 2021) examines the issues at the intersection of disability, care and family law. Professors Beverley Cloug…