Dr Rachael Ita

Job: Senior Lecturer in law

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester De Montfort Law School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 366 4563

E: rachael.ita@dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr Rachael Ita is a Senior Lecturer in Law. She joined the Law School in January 2020. Her research interests are in the field of public international law, international human rights law and comparative human rights law.

Her recent scholarship has focused on the interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights and the role of the margin of appreciation and living instrument doctrines in ensuring the effective protection of human rights in Europe.

Prior to joining De Montfort Law School, Rachael was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Derby and Programme Leader of the LLM provision at the Derby Law School. She also taught across the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Rachael is actively involved in Derby City Mission, a charity that provides services for people in crisis such as homelessness, debt and vulnerability on a night out in the City. She currently serves as a Trustee of the organisation. Rachael is also a Director of New Life Church, a faith organisation in the City of Derby.

Research group affiliations

The Institute for Evidence-Based Law Reform (IELR)

Research interests/expertise

International law, International human rights law, European human rights law

Areas of teaching

International Human Rights Law, International Law, Land law


LLB (Hons) (University of Calabar, Nigeria)
BL: (Nigerian law School, Bwari, Abuja)
LLM: Commercial Law (with distinction) (University of Derby)
PG Cert HE: (University of Derby)
PhD: International Human Rights Law (University of Derby)

Courses taught

undergraduate and postgraduate courses

Membership of external committees

Trustee, Derby City Mission

Membership of professional associations and societies

Higher Education Academy (Fellow)
Society of Legal Scholars (Member)
European Society of International Law (Member)