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Ruth Gaffney-Rhys

Associate Professor

  • South Wales Business School
  • Faculty of Creative Industries
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Ruth Gaffney-Rhys

Associate Professor

  • South Wales Business School
  • Faculty of Creative Industries

Research interests

About

Ruth Gaffney-Rhys is an Associate Professor in Law. She specialises in Family law and is the Co-director for the Centre for Gender Studies in Wales. Ruth Gaffney-Rhys completed an LL.B., L.P.C. and Ph.D. at Cardiff University, the P.G.C.E. (Education and Training) at the University of Wales, Newport and was awarded an LL.D. by the University of South Wales. She has published articles in journals such as Family Law, International Family Law and Child and Family Law Quarterly.

Experience

Ruth Gaffney-Rhys has been lecturing law since 1997. She began teaching at Newport Business School (of the former University of Wales, Newport) in September 1997 and joined the School of Law, Accounting and Finance when the University of South Wales was formed in April 2013.

Responsibilities

Module leader for: Family Law LL.B.; EU Law LL.B.;
M.Phil. / Ph.D. applications coordinator for Law
Co-Director for the Centre for Gender Studies in Wales

Research outputs

Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery: Legitimate Refinement or Illegal Mutilation ?

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 1 Jun 2021, In : European Journal of Health Law. 28, 3, p. 244-262 19 p.

A feminist alternative to marriage ? A socio-legal analysis of opposite sex civil partnerships

Gaffney-Rhys, R. & Lewis, C., 2 Jul 2020.

Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery, the Internet and the Law

Gaffney-Rhys, R. & Jones, J., 2 Jul 2020.

Female Genital Mutilation: the law in England and Wales viewed from a human rights perspective

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 24 Jul 2019, In : The International Journal of Human Rights. 20 p.

International Law and Child Marriage

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 14 Mar 2019, Human Rights of Women. Reilly, N. (ed.). Springer, (International Human Rights Series).

The Law Relating to Female Genital Mutilation

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 2019.

Update - Re X (female genital mutilation protection order)(No.2)

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 2019, In : International Family Law. 2019, 4, p. 258-262 5 p.

Update Extra - Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 1 Nov 2018, In : Family Law. p. 1474-1478

Recent cases relating to female genital mutilation

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 31 Aug 2018, In : Family Law. 48, p. 1157-1163

Concentrate Questions & Answers Q&A Family Law

Gaffney-Rhys, R., Aug 2018, 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 272 p. (Law Q&A Revision and Study Guide)

Opposite-sex civil partnerships in England and Wales ? Let's wait and see !

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 2 Nov 2017, In : Family Law. 47, p. 1216-1223

From the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 to the Serious Crime Act 2015 - the Development of the Law Relating to Female Genital Mutilation in England and Wales

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 2 Oct 2017, In : Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 39, 4, p. 417-434 18 p., 1390287.

Female Genital Mutilation: Anonymity

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 2017, Westlaw UK Insight.

Female Genital Mutilation: International Issues

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 2017, Westlaw UK Insight.

Female Genital Mutilation Offences

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 2017, Westlaw UK Insight.

Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 2017, Westlaw UK Insight.

Forced Marriage: Anonymity

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 2017, Westlaw UK Insight.

Forced Marriage: Contempt of Court

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 2017, Westlaw UK Insight.

Forced Marriage: Injunctions

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 2017, Westlaw UK Insight.

Forced Marriage: International Issues

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 2017, Westlaw UK Insight.

Forced Marriage Protection Orders

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 2017, Westlaw UK Insight.

Forced Marriage: Wardship

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 2017, Westlaw UK Insight.

Same-sex marriage but not mixed-sex partnerships: should the Civil Partnership Act 2004 be extended to opposite-sex couples?

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 28 Oct 2016, Marital Rights: The Library of Essays on Family Rights. Leckey, R. (ed.). Routledge, p. 343-364 (The Library of Essays on Family Rights).

Q & A Family Law

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 1 Aug 2016, First ed. Oxford University Press. 264 p. (Concentrate Questions and Answers)

Recent developments in the law relating to female genital mutilation

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 1 Jan 2016, In : Child and family law quarterly. 28, 1, p. 87-97

The criminalisation of forced marriage in England and Wales: one year on

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 1 Nov 2015, In : Family Law. 45, 11, p. 1378-1384 7 p.

The future of civil partnerships in England and Wales

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 1 Dec 2014, In : Family Law. 44, 12, p. 1694-1704 11 p.

The development of the law relating to forced marriage: Does the law reflect the interests of the victim

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 5 Nov 2014, In : Crime Prevention and Community Safety. 16, 4, p. 269-293 25 p.

Same-sex marriage but not mixed-sex partnerships: should the Civil Partnership Act 2004 be extended to opposite-sex couples?

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 1 Mar 2014, In : Child and family law quarterly. 26, 2, p. 173-195 23 p.

The enforcement of forced marriage protection orders

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 1 Jan 2014, In : International Family Law. 2014, 1, p. 25-29 5 p.

Handle with care! An exploration of the potential risks associated with the publication and summative usage of student evaluation of teaching (SET) results

Jones, J., Gaffney-Rhys, R. & Jones, E., Jan 2014, In : Journal of Further and Higher Education. 38, 1, p. 37-56 20 p.

Dissolution of marriage

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 2014, Westlaw UK Insight.

Polygamy

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 2014, Westlaw UK Insight.

Maintaining a faith community: the role of the law: Arts and Humanities Research Council - Connected Communities Discussion Paper

Kennett, W. & Gaffney-Rhys, R., Sep 2013, In : Women in Society. 6, Autumn 2013, p. 43-60

Am I married? Three recent case studies on the effect of non-compliant marriage ceremonies

Gaffney-Rhys, R., Mar 2013, In : International Family Law. March, p. 53-58 6 p.

Non marriage

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 2013, Westlaw UK Insight.

A comparison of child marriage and polygamy from a human rights perspective: are the arguments equally cogent?

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 3 Jul 2012, In : Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 34, 1, p. 49 - 61 12 p.

International law as an instrument to combat child marriage

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 1 Jan 2011, In : The International Journal of Human Rights. 15, 3, p. 359 - 373 14 p.

The legal status of forced marriages: void, voidable or non-existent

Gaffney-Rhys, R., Nov 2010, In : International Family Law. 2010, November, p. 336-340 5 p.

Hudson v Leigh [2009]: the concept of non-marriage

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 1 Jan 2010, In : Child and family law quarterly. 22, 3, p. 351-363

The implementation of the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007

Gaffney-Rhys, R., 1 Dec 2009, In : Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 31, 3, p. 245 - 256 11 p.

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