Find a research supervisor in international law and global legal studies

Staff in the Birmingham Law School who supervise PhD/MPhil/MJur by Research in the area of international law and global legal studies (including conflicts,  international economic law, international sale of goods, international trade law, transitional justice, law and development, international economic law, international criminal law).

Dr Henok Asmelash

Dr Henok Asmelash

Assistant Professor

Dr Henok Asmelash joined Birmingham Law School in January 2020. Prior to joining the University of Birmingham, he was a Postdoctoral Global Fellow at New York University School of Law and a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law. His main research and teaching interest lie within the broad field of international economic law.

Professor Kate Bedford

Professor Kate Bedford

Professor of Law and Political Economy

Kate is an interdisciplinary scholar, with a background in law and political economy, development, and gender/sexuality studies. She joined Birmingham Law School in 2018. 

Dr Lovleen Bhullar

Dr Lovleen Bhullar

Assistant Professor

Dr Lovleen Bhullar is an Assistant Professor at the University of Birmingham. Her research and teaching interests include international and domestic environmental law and policy, environmental constitutionalism, and enforcement of environmental rights. She has co-edited Right to Sanitation in India: Critical Perspectives (Oxford University Press 2019), and contributed to Indian ...

Dr Emma J Breeze

Assistant Professor in International Criminal Law

International humanitarian law, international criminal law, international law and global legal studies.

Dr Meghan Campbell

Dr Meghan Campbell

Reader in International Human Rights Law

Meghan Campbell is Reader in International Human Rights Law at the University of Birmingham. Her research explores how the international human rights system can best respond to gender inequality and poverty. Her monograph Women, Poverty, Equality(Hart Publishing, 2018) explores how the concept of equality in the UN Convention on the Discrimination on the Elimination of All Forms of ...

Professor Aleksandra Cavoski

Professor Aleksandra Cavoski

Professor of Environmental Law
College Director of Global Engagement
Deputy Director of the Centre for Environmental Research and Justice (CERJ)

Professor Aleksandra Cavoski’s research interests are in the field of environmental law and EU law, including certain aspects of public international law. Her research agenda is inter-disciplinary and explores the intersection of law and other disciplines, in particular politics, science, public policy and language. Aleksandra is the College of Arts and Law Director of Global ...

Professor Janine Natalya Clark

Professor of Transitional Justice and International Criminal Law

Janine Natalya Clark joined Birmingham Law School in October 2014. She was promoted to Reader in 2016 and promoted to Professor in 2018. Her research interests include transitional justice, armed conflict, resilience, social-ecological systems, posthumanism, new materialism and disability.

Janine has four research monographs and one co-edited book. Her most recent book – Resilience, ...

Professor Fiona de Londras

Professor Fiona de Londras

Director of Research, College of Arts and Law
Barber Professor of Jurisprudence

Fiona de Londas is Director of Research for the College of Arts and Law and Professor of Global Legal Studies at Birmingham Law School. Her research concerns constitutionalism, human rights, and transnationalism. She is particularly interested in the role and function of rights in contentious policy fields, inquiring into how (if at all) rights shape the making of law and policy in complex ...

Professor Rilka Dragneva-Lewers

Professor Rilka Dragneva-Lewers

Professor of International Legal Studies
Associate Dean of Birmingham Law School

Rilka Dragneva-Lewers is Professor of International Legal Studies at Birmingham Law School. She works on regional integration, EU external policy, legal reform and international diffusion of norms with a special reference to Eastern Europe. Her recent publications focus on Eurasian economic integration and its overlaps with EU initiatives in the post-Soviet region. Rilka’s work has strong ...

Professor Nelson Enonchong

Professor Nelson Enonchong

Barber Professor of Law
Deputy Dean of Birmingham Law School

Professor Enonchong is the author of three major practitioner works in the field of banking and commercial law. He has advised in a number of complex international commercial disputes and has acted as an arbitrator in international commercial arbitrations

Dr Szilárd Gáspár-Szilágyi

Dr Szilárd Gáspár-Szilágyi

Assistant Professor in EU and International Economic Law

International investment law, EU investment law, EU external relations, and regional economic integration

Dr Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg

Dr Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg

Associate Professor
Head of Planning and Strategy

Damian is an Associate Professor in Law, specialising in International Law and Human Rights. His primary interest is in the use of different theoretical and methodological tools to explore the protection of human rights under international law. His research on the European Court of Human Rights and on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has appeared in leading peer-reviewed journals, such ...

Dr Jason Haynes

Dr Jason Haynes

Associate Professor of Law

Dr Haynes joined Birmingham Law School in 2022, having previously served as Senior Lecturer in Law and Deputy Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. Before joining the UWI Cave Hill Campus in Barbados, he was a Lecturer in Law at the UWI, Mona Campus, Jamaica, and also taught at Durham Law School. He qualified as a ...

Dr Mohd Hwaidi

Dr Mohd Hwaidi

Associate Professor
Director of LLM Programme (Dubai)

Dr Hwaidi is Associate Professor in Law at the University of Birmingham (Dubai). He was the Course Leader of LLM Competition Law and LLB Equity and Trusts Law at the University of Birmingham at Edgbaston Campus in the UK. He is currently the Director of the LLM Programme at Dubai Campus.  He is an Honorary Research Associate at University College London UCL- Centre of Blockchain and a Fellow ...

Professor Atina Krajewska

Professor Atina Krajewska

Professor of Law and Birmingham Fellow
Head of Research

Professor Atina Krajewska’s work focuses on the developments of human rights law in the area of health and medicine. She has published in the area of genomics, reproductive rights, and global health law and governance. Her book on Genetic Information and the Scope of Personal Autonomy in European Law, published in Poland in 2008, has had considerable impact on legislative decisions of ...

Dr Kieren McGuffin

Dr Kieren McGuffin

Assistant Professor
Deputy Head of Education (LLB)

Dr McGuffin returned to Birmingham Law School as a teaching fellow in 2014 having completed his PhD at the University of Nottingham.  Primarily a human rights lawyer, Kieren’s research focusses on the rights of irregular migrants. Kieren is the current module leader for ‘Economics, Politics and Globalisation - LLB’ and Head of Quality Assurance and Enhancement.’

Dr Chukwuma Okoli

Dr Chukwuma Okoli

Assistant Professor in Commercial Conflict of Laws

Dr Chukwuma Okoli is inter alia the author of two major books on conflict of laws that were published in 2020: (a) Place of Performance: A Comparative Analysis (Oxford: Hart 2020), and (b) Private International Law in Nigeria (with Professor Richard Frimpong Oppong) (Oxford: Hart 2020). He specialises in conflict of laws, international commercial litigation and ...

Professor Alexander Orakhelashvili

Professor Alexander Orakhelashvili

Professor of International Law

Professor Alexander Orakhelashvili has taught and researched public international law at four British universities over the past 20 years. His teaching also includes elements of criminal law and jurisprudence. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and seminars on developments in public international law, and has given invited papers at the events and conferences held in UK, USA, ...

Dr Rishika Sahgal

Dr Rishika Sahgal

Assistant Professor in Law

International and comparative human rights law, socio-economic rights, decolonization of law and justice, critical approaches to human rights

Professor Mohammad (Shahab) Shahabuddin

Professor Mohammad (Shahab) Shahabuddin

Professor of International Law & Human Rights

Professor Mohammad Shahabuddin teaches and researches in international law and human rights with special focus on the history and theory of international law, ethnicity and nationalism, and human rights. His teaching and research is informed by critical, postcolonial, and TWAIL (Third World Approaches to International Law) scholarship. He is the author of Ethnicity and International Law: ...

Dr Amer Tabbara

Dr Amer Tabbara

Assistant Professor of International Commercial Dispute Resolution

Dr Tabbara is an assistant professor of international commercial dispute resolution. He has been practicing law since 2009. He has advised in a number of international disputes under various governing laws. Dr Tabbara is a certified arbitrator and sit as an arbitrator in domestic and international commercial disputes. Having studied, worked, and taught in several countries, Dr Tabbara is familiar ...

Professor Chris Thornhill

Professor of Law

Chris Thornhill is an interdisciplinary researcher with research interests in the sociology of law, comparative constitutional law and legal theory. He has published a number of books on the sociology of constitutions, as well as many works on law and philosophy and law and social theory. He has received funding from the European Research Council (Advanced Grant); the AHRC; the Swedish Research ...

Dr Felix E Torres

Dr Felix E Torres

Assistant Professor

Dr Felix E Torres joined Birmingham Law School as a Teaching Fellow in 2021, having completed his PhD studies at the University of Nottingham the same year. His research interests revolve around international and human rights law, especially in matters of economic and social rights, state responsibility and reparations in post-conflict societies. Felix’s work has been published in leading ...

Dr Bosko Tripkovic

Dr Bosko Tripkovic

Associate Professor in Law

Dr Bosko Tripkovic’s research explores the metaphysical, meta-ethical and moral foundations of public law. His work has appeared in world-leading generalist journals (Oxford Journal of Legal Studies), as well as the best journals in legal philosophy (Legal Theory) and constitutional law (International Journal of Constitutional Law). Dr Tripkovic’s book The ...

Dr Marianne Wade

Dr Marianne Wade

Reader in Criminal Justice

Dr Wade’s activities focus on cross-border criminal justice co-operation and particularly related developments within the EU. Work focusing on the crimes of terrorism and trafficking human beings and their prevention, investigation and prosecution at a national, regional and global level forms part of this. The genesis of a European public prosecutor’s office and the concept of ...

Dr Ben Warwick

Dr Ben Warwick

Reader in Human Rights Law
Head of Planning and Strategy

Dr Ben Warwick’s research explores how economic factors affect human rights (and especially socio-economic rights). He is interested in the ways that laws and the institutions that enforce them change under such pressures. He is a specialist in international human rights, the United Nations human rights bodies, and human rights in various crisis contexts.

His research is frequently used by ...

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