Seb Eskauriatza

Seb Eskauriatza

Birmingham Law School
Teaching Fellow

Contact details

Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Seb completed his LLB and LLM degrees at the University of Bristol.  He joined Birmingham Law School in 2013 as a PhD candidate.  His research focuses on the jus post bellum.  He teaches undergraduate Criminal Law, Trusts and Equity and lectures on the new Widening Horizons module.


  • LLB European Legal Studies (Bristol)
  • LLM International Law (Bristol)
    Thesis Title:  “Transnational Constitutionalism:  The Search for a Hierarchy in International Law”


  • Criminal Law
  • Trusts and Equity
  • Legal Skills 

Doctoral research

PhD title Does the jus post bellum as integrity help practitioners to identify post-conflict law? 
Supervisors Professor Robert Cryer and Dr Gavin Byrne
Course Law PhD / PhD by Distance Learning / MPhil / MJur


Seb is conducting research into the jus post bellum.  His thesis evaluates the potential for applying Ronald Dworkin's philosophy of 'law as integrity' to the problem of the criminal accountability of child soldiers.

Other activities


  • Co-Chair Student Staff Committee (2013 – 2015)
  • Birmingham Law School PGR Summer Conference 2014
  • Member Chatham House
  • Member Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
  • Member of Liberty

Presentations, Papers, Activities and Workshops:

  • PhD Syllabus Workshop (with Dr. Emma Flint and Professor Fiona de Londras)
  • A2B Access to Birmingham University Scheme, Post-conflict justice and Child Soldiers (June-July 2016)
  • Criminal Justice Cluster, University of Mount Royal Visit from Calgary, Canada - Presentation on Jus Post Bellum and Transitional Justice, May 2016.
  • University of Birmingham, Midlands PGR Conference April 2016, Paper Title: ‘The jus post bellum:  Do we need a new Geneva Convention?’, April 2016.
  • Euthanasia Debate - University of Birmingham Debating Society (Panelist), February 2016.
  • UN-Haiti Cholera Claims Workshop - University of Birmingham, (assisting Dr. Rosa Freedman and Dr. Nicolas-Lemay Hebert), December 2015.
  • International Criminal Justice Cluster, Work-in-Progress Session with Professor Mark Drumbl (Washington and Lee), ‘Reimagining Child Soldiers’, November 2015
  • University of Birmingham PGR Conference 2015 - Chair, International Humanitarian Law Panel, June 2015.
  • Mexican Chamber of Commerce, Half-Year Annual Business Outlook: Wrote the Summary Report Published in Online Magazine, June 2015.
  • University of Birmingham - Criminal Law Teaching, Theory and Practice Workshop, June 2015.
  • University of Birmingham PGR Conference Work-in-Progress 2015, Paper Title: ‘The jus post bellum and Ronald Dworkin’s theory of law as integrity’, May 2015.
  • Chatham House Research Workshop:  AMISOM and the Challenges facing Somalia, April 2015.
  • Chatham House Members’ Event:  Challenges and Choices for the UK, Defence and Security, March 2015
  • Chatham House: Future Trends in the Gulf - Members’ Event - Feb 2015
  • Chatham House New Members’ Welcome Event: December 2014
  • University of Birmingham PGR Conference 2014 - Co-organiser and Presenter, Paper Title: ‘What is the jus post bellum?’, June 2014.
  • Hybridity: Power, social structures and institutions beyond the liberal west, Birmingham, June 2014.
  • The Past and Future of the Legal Left - Celebrating Duncan Kennedy’s Scholarship, May 2014