Claudina Richards


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Personal profile


Claudina Richards taught English Law at Université d’ Angers, France, before coming to UEA in 1997. She was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2008. Her research interests are reflected in her teaching of EC Law and French Law. She is a visiting lecturer to Université François Rabelais, Tours, where she is a part of the teaching team for the M2 Professionnel ‘Juriste Européen’ offering the course ‘Droit Anglais’. She is also a member of the Franco-British Lawyers Society.

A strong supporter of the Erasmus programme and the benefits of student exchanges, Claudina is Director of the LL.B in Law with French Law and Language, LL.B in Law with European Legal Systems, Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law and Erasmus Director.

Key Research Interests


"Direct but Ineffective?The Second Motor Insurance Directive" [1999] JBL 157-167 (with J Davey)

"Sarran, Levacheur et autres: the Ranking of Legal Norms in France" (2000) 25 European Law Review 192-199.

"Single Market in Insurance" [2000] ICCLR 377-389 (with J Davey)

"The Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Couples- The French Perspective" (2002) 51 ICLQ 305-324.

"Devolution in France: the Corsican Problem" (2004) 10 European Public Law 481-502

"The Supremacy of Community Law before the French Constitutional Court" (2006) 31 European Law Review 497-515

"Confronting Forced Marriage from a Comparative Perspective" [2007] International Family Law 70-74 (with B Clark)

"The Prevention and Prohibition of Forced Marriages - A Comparative Approach" (2008) 57 ICLQ 501 (with B Clark)


Conference Papers

Claudina's conference papers include

"Devolution in Corsica – a Comparative Perspective" SPTL Annual Conference, De Montford University, 2002

"France and the Constitution for Europe" SLS Annual Conference, Strathclyde University, 2005

"Combating Forced Marriages: a Comparative Franco-English Perspective", with Brigitte Clark

"The state of emergency in France: a threat to civil liberties" Conference on Fighting terrorism: Legal Instruments in the Light of Civil Liberties, Faculty of Law, University of Liège, 20 April 2007.

"Is Criminalisation the Solution to Forced Marriages? - a Franco-English Examination" with Brigitte Clark, SLS Annual Conference, Durham University, September 2007

Areas of Expertise

European Community law.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development 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 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions