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

Lecturer

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
Deputy Head of School (Research)

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. She is currently the Head of Research

Dr Lovleen Bhullar

Dr Lovleen Bhullar

Lecturer

Dr Lovleen Bhullar is a Lecturer 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 Environmental Law: Key ...

Dr Meghan Campbell

Dr Meghan Campbell

Senior Lecturer in Law

Meghan Campbell is a Lecturer in 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 Discrimination Against Women can be ...

Professor Aleksandra Cavoski

Professor Aleksandra Cavoski

Professor of Environmental Law
College Director of Global Engagement

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 Gender, Transitional Justice and International Criminal Law

Professor 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 conflict-related sexual violence, transitional justice, international criminal courts, resilience, ethnic conflict and reconciliation. She is currently leading a five-year European Research Council project entitled A ...

Professor Fiona de Londras

Professor Fiona de Londras

Chair of Global Legal Studies

Professor de Londras’ research concerns constitutionalism, human rights and transnationalism. She is particularly interested in the role and function of rights in contentious policy fields, enquiring about whether—and if so how—rights shape the making of law and policy in complex contexts of, for example, counter-terrorism, the European Court of Human Rights, and abortion law in ...

Professor Rilka Dragneva-Lewers

Professor Rilka Dragneva-Lewers

Professor of International Legal Studies

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

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 Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg

Dr Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg

Senior Lecturer in International Law and Human Rights

Damian is a Senior Lecturer in Law, specialising in International Law and Human Rights. His primary interest is in the protection of human rights by international courts; an area he has explored through the use of different methods and theoretical perspectives. His research on the European Court of Human Rights and on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has appeared in leading peer-reviewed ...

Dr Atina Krajewska

Dr Atina Krajewska

Senior Birmingham Fellow

Dr 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 Government ...

Dr Julian Lonbay

Dr Julian Lonbay

Senior Lecturer
Postgraduate Research Admissions Tutor
eLearning development

Julian researches and advises on the law relating to legal education, lawyers and other professionals; and cross-border practice and the rules affecting such practice. Julian is the UK representative on the Training Committee of the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) (since 2001), which he chaired from 2003-2010. He is a member of the External Relation Council of the ...

Dr Kieren McGuffin

Dr Kieren McGuffin

Lecturer

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 Alexander Orakhelashvili

Dr Alexander Orakhelashvili

Reader

Dr 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, France, ...

Dr Luca Rubini

Dr Luca Rubini

Reader in International Economic Law
Deputy Director of the Institute of European Law

Luca Rubini is a competition and trade lawyer, with a special interest in the regulation of the State intervention in the economy. He is the author of the first theoretical analysis of the definition of subsidy in the WTO and EU. More recently, he has extended his focus from subsidy law and policy to the analysis of the various linkages between energy, trade and climate change, and to an ...

Professor Mohammad (Shahab) Shahabuddin

Professor Mohammad (Shahab) Shahabuddin

Professor of International Law & Human Rights
Deputy Head of School (Staffing and Strategy)

Shahab 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: Histories, Politics and ...

Dr Bosko Tripkovic

Dr Bosko Tripkovic

Senior Lecturer in Law
Director of Postgraduate Research

Dr Bosko Tripkovic researches and teaches in the areas of jurisprudence, constitutional theory, constitutional law, and EU law. His book The Metaethics of Constitutional Adjudication (Oxford University Press 2017) develops an original theory of the role of values in constitutional reasoning, and combines insights from comparative constitutional law and metaethics. Dr Tripkovic has won 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

Senior Lecturer in Law
Deputy Head of School (Education)

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. This has led him to write on the related questions of crisis, neoliberalism, and the reversal of rights protections. He is a specialist in international human rights, the ...

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