Samuel White

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Samuel White is a Lecturer in Law in the School of Business and Creative Industries. He completed his LLB (Hons) at the University of Dundee before working in risk and compliance in the financial services sector.

In 2017 he returned to the University of Dundee to complete a PhD funded by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. Samuel’s doctoral research addressed the protection of human rights within the UK, particularly examining the effect of international human rights treaties in the UK context.

Prior to joining UWS, Samuel was a postdoctoral researcher working on the Horizon 2020 funded Risk Aware Port Inspection Drone (RAPID) project

He has a particular interest in human rights (at the domestic and international levels), constitutional law, the interaction between domestic and international law, and international criminal law. 

Since 2015, Samuel has been a director of the Scottish Legal Action Group, an access to justice charity.

Current research activities

Samuel is currently researching the way in which human rights treaty bodies' decisions are enforced and how effective these mechanisms are. In particular, he is researching the extent to which the UK complies with its human rights treaty obligations. 

In addition to this research Samuel is a Rapporteur for the Oxford Reports on International Law where his work focuses on the decisions of the UN human rights treaty bodies.   

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Samuel has provided expert evidence on proposed reform to the Human Rights Act 1998. The UK Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights recently cited evidence he had co-authored in their report on the Government's onging review of the Human Rights Act.

He is available provide expert input on issues of human rights law, and the protection of human rights in the UK.

Current teaching activities and interests

In the current academic year, Samuel will be teaching:

Contract Law

Legal Research Methods

Advanced Law of Obligations

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Director and Trustee, Scottish Legal Action Group (SCOLAG)

Oct 2015 → …


  • K Law (General)
  • Constitutional Law
  • International Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • European Convention on Human RIghts
  • International Covenant on Civil and Political RIghts
  • ECHR
  • UN Human Rights Treaties
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Parliamentary Sovereignty
  • International Criminal Law
  • Incorporation


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