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David Scott

Postdoctoral Research Associate - GCILS and SCGA

David Scott is a Postdoctoral Researcher in International Law & Governance, working between the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security and the Scottish Council on Global Affairs. He completed his PhD on the turn to time in contemporary international legal thought at the Manchester International Law Centre, University of Manchester, and holds an LLB (Hons.) from the University of Glasgow and a Master’s in International Comparative Law (Public International Law specialization) from the University of Helsinki.

David has previously held research positions at the University of Zurich, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and the iCourts Institute at the University of Copenhagen, and has published on European human rights law, the history of contemporary critiques of human rights, and the use of moot court competitions for teaching critical approaches to international law. From 2020 to 2022, David worked as a Policy Officer for Citizens Advice Scotland, where he led the organisation’s campaigns and research on Universal Credit. He is keen to maintain links between his academic research and the third sector and his postdoctoral research will look at the potential impact of the proposed Scottish Human Rights Bill and the domestication of international human rights law for changing the social security system.

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