Dr Ruth Gaffney-Rhys

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About me

Dr. Ruth Gaffney-Rhys LL.B., Ph.D., LL.D. is a Senior Lecturer in Family and EU Law at Bristol Law School, University of the West of England. She specialises in Family Law and has published extensively in this field.

Recent publications:
  • R. Gaffney-Rhys (2023) Forced marriage protection orders: assisting non-British victims who are not present in the UK. Family Law. Vol.53 825-830
  • R. Gaffney-Rhys (2022) Raising the Minimum Age for Marriage and Civil Partnerships. Family Law. Vol.52 1321-1436
  • R. Gaffney-Rhys (2022) Concentrate Q&A Family Law, 3rd Edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198715757
  • R. Gaffney-Rhys (2022) Decoration or Mutilation ? Female Genital Piercing and the Law. Journal of Criminal Law. htps://doi.org/10.1177/00220183221104399
  • R. Gaffney-Rhys (2021) Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery: Legitimate Refinement or Illegal Mutilation ? European Journal of Health Law. Vol.28 1-19
  • R. Gaffney-Rhys (2020) Female Genital Mutilation: the law in England and Wales viewed from a human rights perspective. International Journal of Human Rights. Vol.24(4) 475-482 
  • R. Gaffney-Rhys (2019) International Law and Child Marriage in N. Reilly (ed) International Human Rights of Women. Springer. ISBN 978-981-10-8905-3

Area of expertise

Family Law


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