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Demi-Lee Franklin

Graduate Teaching Fellow

Liverpool Law School


Demi-Lee has been a PhD in law candidate and a Graduate Teaching Fellow since September 2021. Demi-Lee holds an LLB (2013-2016) and an LLM in International Human Rights Law (2017-2018) from the University of Liverpool. For the latter, she was awarded the Deans Prize in recognition of the ‘Best Overall Performance on the LLM’. Following her LLM studies, she worked as a Paralegal, specialising in Civil Liberties. In 2019, she also completed a Traineeship at the European Court of Human Rights under the supervision of Judge Ganna Yudkivska. Since 2021, Demi-Lee has been the Copyeditor and Editorial Assistant of the European Convention on Human Rights Law Review.  


Demi-Lee’s research interests primarily lie in public international law and international human rights law.

Research clusters

Working thesis title

State Responsibility Under the European Convention on Human Rights: Deciphering the European Court of Human Rights’ Approach to Attribution. 

Dates of study

PhD Start Date: September 2021
PhD Completion Date: September 2025


Dr Vassilis Tzevelekos and Dr Antal Berkes

Research Summary

Demi-Lee’s PhD research will consist of a comprehensive examination and critical analysis of the European Court of Human Rights’ approach to attribution.