Emyr Lewis

 Emyr Lewis


Head of Department - Aberystwyth Law School

Department of Law & Criminology

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Professor Emyr Lewis was appointed to be the Head of Department in September 2019.  Before then was a practising lawyer in one of Wales' largest law offices, where he was Senior Partner, specialising in Public Law, Commercial Law and the law of State Aid and Public Procurement. During his time in practice he also worked for 12 years as the United Kingdom member on COMEX, the Council of Europe's Committee of Experts monitoring states' compliance with the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages, and was Senior Fellow in Welsh Law at the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University. He has given evidence to UK and Welsh Parliamentary Committees on devolution, language law, devolved tax law and children's rights.  He is Deputy President of the Law Council for Wales and chairs its Education and Training Working Group. He was recently appointed as a member of the panel of experts advising the Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales. He is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts, a member of the Wales Advisory Committee of the Law Commission and of the steering Committees of Legal Wales and Public Law Wales.


Lewis, E 2022, Language Rights, Human Rights and the Right to Chat. in W McLeod, R Dunbar, K Jones & J Walsh (eds), Language, Policy and Territory: A Festschrift for Colin H. Williams. Springer Nature, pp. 39-60. 10.1007/978-3-030-94346-2_3
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