Jonathan Cooper is a Human Rights specialist with experience before English and International courts and tribunals, as well as conducting training programmes and advising on human rights issues in jurisdictions all over the world.
Jonathan has particular expertise in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and human rights and equality rights in the EU. He has been instrumental in training public authorities and lawyers in the UK on the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998 and was responsible for devising and carrying out human rights training for various UK government departments, including the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).
Jonathan is the General Editor, with Martha Spurrier, of Halsbury’s Rights and Freedoms. He is the editor of one of the leading human right law journals, European Human Rights Law Review (Sweet & Maxwell), and co-editor (with Prof. Jeffrey Jowell) of Understanding Human Rights Principles (Hart Publications, 2001) and Delivering Rights (Hart Publications, 2003). He also co-edited Legislating for Human Rights, a Guide to the Parliamentary Debates on the Human Rights Act 1998 (Hart Publications, 2000). In 2009 he co-edited with Madeleine Colvin, Human Rights in the Investigation and Prosecution of Crime (OUP).