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Professor Helen Stalford LL.B (English and French law), Ph.D.

Professor of Law and Interim Head of Law Law

    Publications

    2020

    EEA Children and British Citizenship: Why it is Important to Focus on Roma Children (Report)

    Stalford, H., & Humphreys, D. (2020). EEA Children and British Citizenship: Why it is Important to Focus on Roma Children.

    EU Roma Children and the EU Settled Status Scheme: Awareness, Access and Eligibility (Report)

    Stalford, H., & Humphreys, D. (2020). EU Roma Children and the EU Settled Status Scheme: Awareness, Access and Eligibility.

    “This case is about you and your future”: Towards Judgments for Children (Journal article)

    Stalford, H., & Hollingsworth, K. (n.d.). “This case is about you and your future”: Towards Judgments for Children. The Modern Law Review. doi:10.1111/1468-2230.12536

    DOI: 10.1111/1468-2230.12536

    2019

    Clothes, Chocolate and Children: Realising the Transparency Dividend (Report)

    Balch, A., Currie, S., Johns, J., Vaughn, L., & Stalford, H. (2019). Clothes, Chocolate and Children: Realising the Transparency Dividend. doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.12136263.v1

    DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.12136263.v1

    The EU Settlement Scheme and Children in Conflict with the Law (Report)

    Hollingsworth, K., & Stalford, H. (n.d.). The EU Settlement Scheme and Children in Conflict with the Law.

    The price is rights!: Cost benefit analysis and the resourcing of children's services (Journal article)

    Stalford, H. (2019). The price is rights!: Cost benefit analysis and the resourcing of children's services. Children and Youth Services Review, 99, 395-407. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.01.037

    DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.01.037

    2018

    David and Goliath: Due Weight, the State and Determining Unaccompanied Children’s Fate (Journal article)

    Stalford, H. E. (2018). David and Goliath: Due Weight, the State and Determining Unaccompanied Children’s Fate. Journal of Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Law., 32(3), 258-283. Retrieved from https://uk.westlaw.com/

    Benefits, babies and the insignificance of being British (Journal article)

    Stalford, H. (2018). Benefits, babies and the insignificance of being British. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 40(3), 370-375. doi:10.1080/09649069.2018.1493656

    DOI: 10.1080/09649069.2018.1493656

    Article 32 Charter of Fundamental Rights in the EU (Chapter)

    Stalford, H. E. (2018). Article 32 Charter of Fundamental Rights in the EU. In A. Edoardo, M. Bell, O. Deinert, & S. Robin-Olivier (Eds.), International and European Labour Law: A Commentary (pp. 3-9). Oxford: Hart.

    Judging parental child abduction: What does it mean to adopt a children’s rights-based approach? (Chapter)

    Stalford, H. E., & Hollingsworth, K. (2018). Judging parental child abduction: What does it mean to adopt a children’s rights-based approach?. In G. Douglas, & V. Stephens (Eds.), Essays in honour of Nigel Lowe (pp. 1-15). Netherlands: Brill.

    Human Rights, children's rights, and the family (Chapter)

    Byrne, S. D., & Stalford, H. (2018). Human Rights, children's rights, and the family. In L. Ruth (Ed.), Family law. Oxford University Press.

    2017

    Making Brexit Work for Children (Report)

    Stalford, H., Travena, F., Dorling, K., Rainer, C., Royston, S., Lundy, L., . . . Kelly, P. (2017). Making Brexit Work for Children: Making Brexit Work for Children.

    Making Brexit Work for Children (Report)

    Stalford, H., Dorling, K., Travena, F., & King, L. (n.d.). Making Brexit Work for Children.

    Introducing Children ’s Rights Judgments (Chapter)

    Stalford, H. E., Hollingsworth, K., & Gilmore, S. (2017). Introducing Children ’s Rights Judgments. In H. Stalford, K. Hollingsworth, & S. Gilmore (Eds.), Rewriting Children's Rights Judgments: From Academic Vision to New Practice (pp. 3-16). Oxford: Hart. Retrieved from https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/

    Judging Children’s Rights: Tendencies, Tensions, Constraints and Opportunities (Chapter)

    Stalford, H. E., & Hollingsworth, K. (2017). Judging Children’s Rights: Tendencies, Tensions, Constraints and Opportunities. In H. Stalford, K. Hollingsworth, & S. Gilmore (Eds.), Rewriting Children's Rights Judgments: From Academic Vision to New Practice (pp. 17-51). Oxford: Hart. Retrieved from https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/

    Rewriting Children’s Rights Judgments: From Academic Vision to New Practice (Book)

    Stalford, H. E., Hollingsworth, K., & Gilmore, S. (Eds.) (2017). Rewriting Children’s Rights Judgments: From Academic Vision to New Practice. Oxford: Hart.

    Towards Children’s Rights Judgments (Chapter)

    Hollingsworth, K., & Stalford, H. E. (2017). Towards Children’s Rights Judgments. In H. Stalford, K. Hollingsworth, & S. Gilmore (Eds.), Rewriting Children’s Rights Judgments: From Academic Vision to New Practice (pp. 53-85). Oxford: Hart. Retrieved from https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/

    Case C-34/09 Zambrano v Of? ce national de l’emploi (ONEm) [2011] ECR I-01177 8 March 2011 - Rewrite (Chapter)

    Stalford, H. E. (2017). Case C-34/09 Zambrano v Of? ce national de l’emploi (ONEm) [2011] ECR I-01177 8 March 2011 - Rewrite. In H. Stalford, K. Hollingsworth, & S. Gilmore (Eds.), Rewriting Children's Rights Judgments: From Academic Vision to New Practice (pp. 535-544). Oxford: Hart.

    Achieving Child Friendly Justice through Child Friendly Methods: Let’s Start with the Right to Information (Journal article)

    Stalford, H., Cairns, L., & Marshall, J. (n.d.). Achieving Child Friendly Justice through Child Friendly Methods: Let’s Start with the Right to Information. Social Inclusion, 5(3), 207-218. doi:10.17645/si.v5i3.1043

    DOI: 10.17645/si.v5i3.1043

    The broader relevance of features of children’s rights law The ‘best interests of the child’ principle (Chapter)

    Stalford, H. E. (2017). The broader relevance of features of children’s rights law The ‘best interests of the child’ principle. In E. Brems, W. Vandenhole, & E. Desmet (Eds.), Children’s rights in the global human rights landscape: isolation, inspiration, integration?. Routledge.

    Children's Rights Judgments: A New Method of Bringing Children's Rights to Bear on Judicial Decision-Making (Journal article)

    Stalford, H. E. (2017). Children's Rights Judgments: A New Method of Bringing Children's Rights to Bear on Judicial Decision-Making. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF YOUTH AND FAMILY JUDGES AND MAGISTRATES.

    2016

    Rights realised or Rights defeated?: Responses to Family Migration in the UK (Chapter)

    Stalford, H., & Woodhouse, S. (2016). Rights realised or Rights defeated?: Responses to Family Migration in the UK. In J. Eekelaar (Ed.), Family Law in Britain and America in the New Century Essays in Honor of Sanford N. Katz (pp. 265-286). BRILL. Retrieved from https://brill.com/view/book/edcoll/9789004304925/B9789004304925-s018.xml

    2015

    The EU as a Children's Rights Actor : Law, Policy and Structural Dimensions (Book)

    Stalford, H., & Iusmen, I. (2015). The EU as a Children's Rights Actor : Law, Policy and Structural Dimensions (1 ed.). H. E. Stalford (Ed.), Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishing.

    Journeys to European Justice: (How) Can the EU Enable Children to Enforce their Rights? (Chapter)

    Stalford, H. E. (2016). Journeys to European Justice: (How) Can the EU Enable Children to Enforce their Rights?. In I. Iusmen, & H. Stalford (Eds.), The EU as a Children’s Rights Actor:Law, Policy and Structural Dimensions (pp. 19-48). Verlag Barbara Budrich. doi:10.3224/978384740193a

    DOI: 10.3224/978384740193a

    2014

    Children and the European Union - Rights, Welfare and Accountability (Other)

    Garde, A. (2014). Children and the European Union - Rights, Welfare and Accountability. In CHILDREN & SOCIETY (Vol. 28, Iss. 6, pp. 498-502). doi:10.1111/chso.12074

    DOI: 10.1111/chso.12074

    Editorial (Journal article)

    Stalford, H. (2014). Editorial. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 36(3), 225. doi:10.1080/09649069.2014.962857

    DOI: 10.1080/09649069.2014.962857

    CRC in litigation under EU law (Chapter)

    Stalford, H. (2014). CRC in litigation under EU law. In T. Liefaard, & J. Doek (Eds.), Litigating the Rights of the Child (pp. Chapter 12). London: Springer.

    Family Migration: A UK Perspective (Chapter)

    Stalford, H. (2014). Family Migration: A UK Perspective. In J. Eekelaar, & R. George (Eds.), ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF FAMILY LAW AND POLICY (pp. 1-17). Oxford: Routledge.

    2013

    Article 32 - Prohibition of child labour and protection of young people at work (Chapter)

    Stalford, H. (2013). Article 32 - Prohibition of child labour and protection of young people at work. In S. Peers, T. Hervey, J. Kenner, & A. Ward (Eds.), The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights - A Commentary (pp. 1-23). Oxford: Hart Publishing.

    Using the CRC to inform EU law and policy-making (Chapter)

    Stalford, H., & Drywood, E. (2013). Using the CRC to inform EU law and policy-making. In The Human Rights of Children: From Visions to Implementation (pp. 199-218).

    2012

    'For Better, for worse: the relationship between EU Citizenship and EU Family Law' (Chapter)

    Nic Shuibhne, N., Dougan, M., & Spaventa, E. (Eds.) (2012). 'For Better, for worse: the relationship between EU Citizenship and EU Family Law'. In Empowerment and Disempowerment of the EU Citizen (pp. 225-252). Oxford: Hart Publishing.

    'Integrating Children's Rights into the Enlargement Process: The Legal Acquis' (Report)

    Stalford, H. (2012). 'Integrating Children's Rights into the Enlargement Process: The Legal Acquis'. Brussels: UNICEF.

    Draft self-assessment Tool for promoting and ensuring implementation of the Recommendation at national level (Report)

    Stalford, H., & Crowley, A. (2012). Draft self-assessment Tool for promoting and ensuring implementation of the Recommendation at national level. Strasbourg: Council of Europe.

    Review of existing research and theoretical frameworks for measuring and evaluating the participation of children and young people under the age of 18 at international, European and domestic levels (Report)

    Stalford, H., & Crowley, A. (2012). Review of existing research and theoretical frameworks for measuring and evaluating the participation of children and young people under the age of 18 at international, European and domestic levels. Strasbourg: Council of Europe.

    The role of the citizen in the development of EU cross-border family law (Conference Paper)

    Stalford, H. (2012). The role of the citizen in the development of EU cross-border family law. In N. Nic Shuibhne, M. Dougan, & E. Spaventa (Eds.), Empowerment and Disempowerment of the European Citizen (pp. 1-24). Edinburgh: Hart.

    2011

    The European Union and Children's Rights: Editorial (Journal article)

    Stalford, H., Drywood, E., & Thomas, N. (2011). The European Union and Children's Rights: Editorial. The International Journal of Children's Rights, 19(3), 375-379. doi:10.1163/157181811x584523

    DOI: 10.1163/157181811x584523

    Using the CRC to inform EU law and policy-making (Chapter)

    Stalford, H., & Drywood, E. (2011). Using the CRC to inform EU law and policy-making. In The Human Rights of Children: From Visions to Implementation (pp. 199-218).

    Are we there yet?: The Impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the EU Children's Rights Agenda (Journal article)

    Stalford, H. (2011). Are we there yet?: The Impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the EU Children's Rights Agenda. International Journal of Children's Rights, 19(3), 7-29.

    Special Issue on the 'European Union and Children's Rights', (Other)

    Stalford, H., Thomas, N., & Drywood, E. (Eds.) (2011). Special Issue on the 'European Union and Children's Rights',. (Vol. 19, pp. 2-6). [Paper]. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, BRILL.

    2010

    Crossing boundaries: reconciling law, culture and values in international family mediation (Journal article)

    Stalford, H. (2010). Crossing boundaries: reconciling law, culture and values in international family mediation. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 32(2), 155-168. doi:10.1080/09649069.2010.506311

    DOI: 10.1080/09649069.2010.506311

    EU Law and Children's Rights: A Case Study of EU Family Law (Journal article)

    Stalford, H. (2010). EU Law and Children's Rights: A Case Study of EU Family Law. Contemporary Issues in Law, 10, 1-24.

    2009

    Coming of age?: Children's rights in the European Union (Journal article)

    Stalford, H., & Drywood, E. (2009). Coming of age?: Children's rights in the European Union. Common Market Law Review, 46(1), 143-172.

    ''Developing indicators for the protection, respect and promotion of the rights of the child in the European Union' (Report)

    Stalford, H., Sax, H., Drywood, E., & al, E. (2009). ''Developing indicators for the protection, respect and promotion of the rights of the child in the European Union'. Vienna: EU Fundamental Rights Agency. Retrieved from http://fra.europa.eu/fraWebsite/attachments/RightsofChild_summary-report_en.pdf

    Children, Enlargement and the Acquis Communautaire (Report)

    Stalford, H. (2009). Children, Enlargement and the Acquis Communautaire. Brussels Office: UNICEF.

    Gender and Migration in 21st Century Europe (Book)

    Stalford, H., Currie, S., & Velluti, S. (Eds.) (2009). Gender and Migration in 21st Century Europe. Aldershot: Farnham.

    Options Paper: EU Policy on Children's Rights in the European Union (Report)

    Stalford, H. (2009). Options Paper: EU Policy on Children's Rights in the European Union. Brussels Office: UNICEF.

    2008

    French Family Law (Chapter)

    Stalford, H. (2008). French Family Law. In J. Bell, S. Boyron, & S. Whittaker (Eds.), Principles of French Law (pp. 500-530). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    The Relevance of EU Citizenship to Children (Chapter)

    Stalford, H. (2008). The Relevance of EU Citizenship to Children. In A. Invernizzi, & J. Williams (Eds.), Children and Citizenship (pp. 159-170). London: Sage.

    2007

    Managing Multiple Life-Courses: The Influence of Children on Migration Processes in the European Union (Chapter)

    Ackers, H. L., & Stalford, H. E. (2007). Managing Multiple Life-Courses: The Influence of Children on Migration Processes in the European Union. In K. Clarke, T. Maltby, & P. Kennett (Eds.), Social Policy Review 19: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy (pp. 360). Bristol: Policy Press.

    2006

    EU Family Law: A Human Rights Perspective (Chapter)

    Stalford, H. (2006). EU Family Law: A Human Rights Perspective. In J. Meeusen, M. Pertegás, G. Straetmans, & F. Swennen (Eds.), International Family Law and the Internal Market (pp. TBC). Antwerp: Intersentia.

    2005

    Constitutionalising equality in the EU: A children's rights perspective (Journal article)

    Stalford, H. (2005). Constitutionalising equality in the EU: A children's rights perspective. International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, 8(1, 2), 53-74.

    Disabled People in the EU: Equal Citizens? (Chapter)

    Morgan, H., & Stalford, H. (2005). Disabled People in the EU: Equal Citizens?. In C. Barnes, & G. Mercer (Eds.), The Social Model of Disability: Europe and the Majority World (pp. 98-114). Leeds: The Disability Press.

    Parenting, Care and Mobility in the European Union: Issues Facing EU Migrant Scientists (Journal article)

    Stalford, H. (2005). Parenting, Care and Mobility in the European Union: Issues Facing EU Migrant Scientists. The European Journal of Social Science Research, 18(3), 361-380.

    2004

    'Children and Domestic Violence: Evaluating Service Provision in Rural Areas' (Journal article)

    Baker, H., & Stalford, H. (2004). 'Children and Domestic Violence: Evaluating Service Provision in Rural Areas'. Childright, 203(Januar), 8-12.

    A Guide to Decision-Making in Europe (Chapter)

    Stalford, H. (2004). A Guide to Decision-Making in Europe. In C. Bradley (Ed.), International Guide to Family Law (pp. 147-161). London: Resolution (Solicitors Family Law Association).

    A community for children?: Children, citizenship and internal migration in the European Union (Book)

    Ackers, L., & Stalford, H. (2004). A community for children?: Children, citizenship and internal migration in the European Union. Aldershot: Ashgate.

    2003

    'Children and Domestic Violence in Rural Areas: A Child-Focused Assessment of Service Provision' (Report)

    Stalford, H., Baker, H., & Beveridge, F. (2003). 'Children and Domestic Violence in Rural Areas: A Child-Focused Assessment of Service Provision'. Plymbridge: Save The Children Publications.

    Brussels II and Beyond: A Better Deal for Children in the European Union? (Chapter)

    Stalford, H. (2003). Brussels II and Beyond: A Better Deal for Children in the European Union?. In K. Boele-Woelki (Ed.), Perspectives for the Unification and Harmonisation of Family Law in Europe (pp. 471-487). Antwerp: Intersentia.

    European Family Law and the Voice of the Child (Journal article)

    Stalford, H. (2003). European Family Law and the Voice of the Child. International Family Law, 68-74.

    Old Problems, New Solutions?: European Union Regulation of Cross-National Child Maintenance (Journal article)

    Stalford, H. (2003). Old Problems, New Solutions?: European Union Regulation of Cross-National Child Maintenance. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 15, 269-278.

    Regulating family life in Post-Amsterdam Europe (Journal article)

    Stalford, H. (2003). Regulating family life in Post-Amsterdam Europe. European Law Review, 28, 39-52.

    2002

    Concepts of Family under EU Law - Lessons from the ECHR (Journal article)

    Stalford, H. (2002). Concepts of Family under EU Law - Lessons from the ECHR. International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 16(3), 410-434. doi:10.1093/lawfam/16.3.410

    DOI: 10.1093/lawfam/16.3.410

    Brussels II Revisited: An Overview of Proposed Amendments (Journal article)

    Stalford, H., & Donnelly, E. (2002). Brussels II Revisited: An Overview of Proposed Amendments. Family Law, 32, 904-907.

    Families Across Frontiers: Does the EU have a role? (Journal article)

    Stalford, H. (2002). Families Across Frontiers: Does the EU have a role?. European Information Service, (227).

    2001

    Children, Citizenship and the Free Movement of Persons: A Socio-Legal Analysis of the Educational Status and Experiences of the Children of EU Migrant Workers' (Thesis / Dissertation)

    Stalford, H. (2001). Children, Citizenship and the Free Movement of Persons: A Socio-Legal Analysis of the Educational Status and Experiences of the Children of EU Migrant Workers'. (PhD Thesis, University of Leeds).

    1999

    Children, migration and citizenship in the European Union: Intra-Community mobility and the status of children in EC law (Journal article)

    Ackers, L., & Stalford, H. (1999). Children, migration and citizenship in the European Union: Intra-Community mobility and the status of children in EC law. Children and Youth Services Review, 21(11-12), 987-1010. doi:10.1016/s0190-7409(99)00064-x

    DOI: 10.1016/s0190-7409(99)00064-x