After completing studies in Paris, Berlin, Boston, and Leiden, Eric Heinze worked with the International Commission of Jurists and UN Sub-Commission on Human Rights, in Geneva, and on private litigation before the United Nations Administrative Tribunal in New York. He is a member of the Bars of New York and Massachusetts, and has also advised NGOs on human rights, including Liberty, Amnesty International and the Media Diversity Institute. He currently co-ordinates Queen Mary’s Inter-Departmental Philosophy Programme. His articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, and other publications. He serves on the Editorial Board of The International Journal of Human Rights.
Professor Heinze’s books include The Concept of Injustice (Autumn 2012), The Logic of Constitutional Rights (2005); The Logic of Liberal Rights (2003);The Logic of Equality (2003), Sexual Orientation: A Human Right (1995) (Russian translation 2004), and the collection Of Innocence and Autonomy: Children, Sex and Human Rights (2000). He has contributed chapters to such anthologies as Extreme Speech and Democracy (Weinstein & Hare, 2009); Religious Pluralism and Human Rights (Loenen & Goldschmidt, 2006) and Minority and Group Rights Toward the New Millennium (Bowring & Fottrell, 1999), and recent articles in Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Harvard Human Rights Journal, Modern Law Review, International Journal of Human Rights, International Journal of Law in Context, Ratio Juris, Legal Studies, Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence, Michigan Journal of International Law, National Black Law Journal, Journal of Social & Legal Studies, Law & Critique, and other scholarly journals. He is currently co-authoring a book, with Gavin Phillipson, entitled Debating Hate Speech.