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My research examines why it is morally important to have someone's consent when (for example) having sex with them, operating on them, or walking on their lawn. Using insights about why consent is morally important, I propose reforms to areas of the law in which consent is a central element, for example, the law of rape, the law of battery, and the law of trespass.

Before coming to Cambridge, I studied law, economics, and philosophy (variously) at the Universities of Manchester, North Carolina, Bologna, Hamburg, Bristol, and Oxford.

Other academic interests

Normative powers.

Non-human animals in theories of justice.

John Stuart Mill.

Law & Economics.


Department: Philosophy
Supervisor: Dr Tom Dougherty & Prof Rae Langton
College: Trinity College
AHRC Subject Area: Philosophy
Title of Thesis: [Provisional] Informed Consent in Morality and Law
Mr Karamvir  Chadha