Hayley J. Hooper

Associate Fellow and Pennington's Student (Fellow) in Law, Christ Church, Oxford
Faculty of Law, Oxford
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Hayley joined Homerton College in October 2014. Her previous doctoral research concerned the use of "closed" or "secret" evidence in the context of judicial review of counterterrorism powers, and its extension to civil procedure more broadly. She has a wide general interest in national security and counterterrorism, administrative law, constitutional law, and political theory as it relates to those areas. 

Hayley previously worked on the AHRC project "Parliaments and Human Rights" with Murray Hunt (Legal Advisor, Joint Committee on Human Rights) and continues to maintain an interest in the place of parliament in the constitution, and questions surrounding the legitimacy of judicial review.

Hayley previously studied at the University of Glasgow, University of Lund, and Balliol College, University of Oxford.




  • Parliaments and Human Rights: Redressing the Democratic Deficit (Ed) (Hart) (with Murray R. Hunt & Paul W. Yowell)


  • "Shining Light on the Darkness?" [2013] Public Law (April) 213

Book Chapters

  • "The Use of Parliamentary Materials in Proportionality Judgments" in Parliaments and Human Rights: Redressing the Democratic Deficit (Hart), forthcoming 2015

Book Reviews

  • "Review of, Constitutional Courts and Deliberative Democracy, by Conrado Hübner Mendes, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)" (2013) 4 Law Quarterly Review 685
  • "Review of, The Right to Have Rights: Citizenship, Humanity, and International Law, by Alison Kesby, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)" (2013) European Human Rights Law Review (March) 110
  • "Review of, The Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic, by Eric A. Posner & Adrian Vermeule, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011)" (2012) Public Law, July 588
  • "Review of, The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays, by Tom Campbell, Keith D Ewing, and Adam Tomkins (eds.), (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)" (2011) 6 European Human Rights Law Review 750

Case  Commentary

  • "The Curious Tale of the Black Spider Memos: R (On the Application of Evans) v Her Majesty’s Attorney General and the Information Commissioner [2014] 2 WLR 1334" (2015) Edinburgh Law Review, forthcoming
  • "An Unsteady Middle Ground: Joined Cases C 584/10 P, C 593/10 P and C 595/10 P Commission and United Kingdom v Yassin Abdullah Kadi (No. 2) [2013] ECR 00000" [2014] 20(3) European Public Law 409
  • "Crossing the Rubicon: Bank Mellat v HM Treasury (No. 1) [2013] UKSC 38" (2014) Public Law (April) 171
  • "Liberty before Security: Case T-85/09 Yassin Abdullah Kadi v Commission (No. 2) [2010] ECR 00000 (September 30, 2010)" [2012] 18(3) European Public Law 457
  • "The Lesser of Two Evils: Case comment on W (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] UKSC 8" (2012) 4 Law Quarterly Review 511


  • "Remedies and Procedures on the Right of Anyone Deprived of his or her Liberty by Arrest or Detention to Bring Proceedings before a Court: A Comparative and Analytical Review of State Practice" (Oxford Pro Bono Publico, Apr 2014)
  • "Supplementary Comparative Research on Secret Evidence: A closer examination of the procedure and practice in the United States' A Report for the Joint Committee on Human Rights" (Oxford Pro Bono Publico, Apr 2014)
  • "Parliaments and Human Rights: Redressing the Democratic Deficit" (Arts and Humanities Research Council, Apr 2012) Public Policy Series (No. 5)

Online Writings

  • "Report on the UK-China Public Law Conference 2013: The Rule of Law in Modern Constitutionalism" (UK Constitutional Law Association, Sep 2013)
  • "'Justice and Security Bill: Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights'" (Oxford Human Rights Hub, Nov 2012)
  • "Keep Calm and Carry On?" (UK Constitutional Law Association, Oct 2012)
  • "The Justice and Security Bill: Some Serious Concerns" (UK Constitutional Law Association, Jun 2012)
  • "A Case without Precedent" (UK Constitutional Law Association, May 2012)