Dr Sylvie Bacquet

Dr Sylvie Bacquet

Sylvie Bacquet joined the Westminster Law School in 2004 having completed a Masters degree in International Relations & Diplomacy at the American University of Paris and an LLM in International Human Rights Law at the University of Essex. She works at Westminster as a Principal Lecturer and has since obtained a PhD. 


  • Assistant Head of School 
  • Student experience, inclusion and wellbeing 
  • LLB Law and Religion Module Leader
  • LLB Public Law module leader 

Human Rights, in particular, freedom of religion, manifestation of belief, religious symbols, secularism, freedom of expression, hate speech. 

  • Westminster Law and Theory Lab

Sustainable Development Goals
In brief

Research areas

Law and Religion, sociology of religion, human rights, religious freedom, religious discrimination, religious symbols and Student Wellbeing - Wellbeing in Legal Education

Supervision interests

Law and Religion, manifestation of belief, freedom of expression