School of Law

  • International Law

    The International Law research group provides a focal point for those with interests in public international law, and has particular expertise in the law, policy and theory of trade, investment, environment and non-state actors.

  • Dr Michael John-Hopkins

    Senior Lecturer in Law

    School of Law

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Michael John-Hopkins

    Phone number: +44 (0)1865 484903


    Location: School of Law, Headington Hill Hall, Oxford

    The Rule of Law in Crisis and Conflict Grey Zones reviewed in the Journal of Conflict and Security Law.

    Senior lecturer and researcher in the following areas:

    • International Humanitarian Law (with focus on targeting law; weaponry law; housing, land and property in conflict and post-conflict situations: access to land, the right to return, decontamination, mediating and supervising competing private and public interests in land; the sociology of war and other situations of violence; military and strategic studies: counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism doctrine).
    • International Human Rights Law (with focus on human rights, terrorism and counter-terrrorism; housing, land, property and human rights (landlord and tenant issues & adverse possession); human rights law fact-finding).
    • Refugee Law (with focus on refugee qualification; refugee status determination procedures; refugee protection; safe country of origin and third country determination procedures).
    • Land Law (with focus on landlord and tenant law; land law and human rights; adverse possession).
    • Tort Law
    • Clinical Legal Education and Widening Participation in Higher Education