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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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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:
Areas of research and expertise:
European Parliament Selected Rule of Law Publications
NATO Multimedia Library
International Committee of the Red Cross 2017 Bibliography
This book responds to ongoing calls for clarification and consensus regarding the meaning, scope and interplay of humanitarian law and human rights law in the ‘grey zones’ of unconventional operational environments such as counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations. It contributes to the debate in this area by developing objective criteria for determining where the shift from the legal framework of law enforcement to that of non-international armed conflict occurs in relation to targeting law and weaponry law; by developing improved objective criteria for determining what constitutes direct participation in hostilities and de facto membership in an organised armed group; by taking stock of how existing targeting and weaponry rules are being applied to unconventional conflicts within civilian populated areas by key state players as well as by international and regional human rights mechanisms; by arguing for the progressive realisation of targeting and weaponry law so that they are more fitting for operational environments that are increasingly urbanised and civilianised; by seeking to understand how global networked connectivity may affect our understanding of the operational theatre of war and the geographical reach of the legal framework of non-international armed conflict.
United Nations ICTY, Office of the Prosecutor, Den Haag, The Netherlands (2005).
Soutre-Bousquet-Pejoine, Cabinet des Avocats, Bordeaux, France (2006).
UK Refugee Council (2007).
Aberystwyth University, Tutor in Law (2007 - 2012). Peer reviewer for the International Journal of Transitional Justice.
Utrecht University, The Netherlands, Visiting LL.M Lecturer in International Humanitarian Law & International Criminal Law (2011).
Oxford Brookes University, Lecturer in Law, academic adviser and module coordinator for International Humanitarian Law (2012-present). Peer reviewer and adviser for Oxford University Press and Pearson Publishing (Tort Law and Land Law) as well as
Palgrave MacMillan (Graduate Diploma in Law).
The Rule of Law in Crisis and Conflict Grey Zones
"This book is an innovative, yet pragmatic, approach to cutting the Gordian knot caused by the increasing overlap of jurisdiction between international human rights law and international humanitarian law, in particular, tackling head on the
differences relating to the use of force in targeting operations".
Professor Charles Garraway, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex.
Book Launch at Ashmolean Museum
Law Summer Schools in Oxford
Widening Participation in Higher Education
The Changing Character of War Programme
The Oxford Institute for Ethics and Law in Armed Conflict