Binesh Hass is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford. His work centres on two research projects: (i) the legal regulation of certain medical technologies, such as germline genetic modification, by relying on constitutional and rule of law principles; and (ii) genetic profiling in sentencing practices. Both research projects are a mix of jurisprudence and bioethics and, furthermore, both projects have as their ultimate objective the designing of regulatory frameworks that could be of practical use to the courts and other authoritative bodies.
Binesh received his DPhil in Law from the University of Oxford with a thesis on the possibility conditions of reasons for action in the law, focussing in particular on legal rules. In 2009, he co-founded the Women’s Rights Research Seminars, which continues to focus interdisciplinary attention on the status of women in settings of legal disadvantage. Beyond Oxford, he has held visiting research fellowships in legal and political philosophy at the École normale supérieure in Paris (Ulm) and at Freie and Humboldt universities in Berlin.
Hass, B. ‘The Opaqueness of Rules’ (2020) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (forthcoming)
Hass, B. ‘The Methods of Normativity’ (2017) Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence 30(1), pp159-186