Dr Javier S Eskauriatza

Dr Javier S Eskauriatza

Birmingham Law School

Contact details

Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Javier completed his LLB and LLM degrees at the University of Bristol. He completed his doctoral studies in 2018. His has research interests in international and transnational criminal law. In all his work he has developed a regional focus on Latin America and the Caribbean.


  • LLB European Legal Studies (Bristol)
  • LLM International Law (Bristol)
  • PhD in Law (Birmingham)


  • Public International Law
  • Transnational Criminal Law
  • International Criminal Law and Justice

Postgraduate supervision

International Criminal Law and Justice
Transnational Criminal Law and Justice
Transitional Justice
Organised Crime


Javier has written on post-conflict law (Colombian amnesty), crimes against humanity (Mexico), and his current research focuses on the proposed Transnational Criminal Court for Latin America and the Caribbean (COPLA). His project "COPLAMEX" is co-developed with the Mexican Financial Intelligence Unit (Secretary of the Treasury) and it focuses on identifying the practical realities of transnational intelligence cooperation with regional partners in criminal matters. 


Javier is also the recipient of a British Academy research grant in relation to a project on international legal method and the post-conflict evacuation of refugees (Spanish Civil War). The "BOSQUES" project focuses on the practice of the Mexican diplomat Don Gilberto Bosques, Consul-General in Marseilles, France (1939-1942). Bosques' writings on international law will be identified, copied, curated, and translated in the production of a dual-language, open-source collection with accompanying commentary. The research will also identifiy the similarities and differences between Gilberto Bosques' "solidarity" method and Hersch Lauterpacht's "progressive interpretation" method.

Research Groups: BLS CrimeBLS Law and LanguageGlobal Legal Studies.

Other activities


Conferences, workshops and events

  • Chair at Criminal Law Reform Now Conference, 6-7 September 2021
  • Panelist 2020 – British Academy/British Institute of East Africa (Kenya) Symposium ‘Truth, Peace and Justice’ (postponed owing to Covid-19)
  • Organiser of “Justice in Transitions 2019: Inaugural Conference at Birmingham Law School
  • Presentation of Research Paper at ITAM, Mexico City, April 2018.
  • Summer Academy on Global Justice, Goethe University Frankfurt - Full Scholarship, July 2017.
  • 7th Annual EURO-ISME Conference, ‘Restraint in War – Essential for a Just Peace?’ - The Royal Military Academy, Brussels, - 30 May 2017 – 2 June 2017.
  • Rapid Response Paper – BLS Seminar Series – ‘Donald Trump and the Implications for the Colombian Peace Deal’ (September 2016)
  • Final Jus Post Bellum Conference, hosted by Leiden University at the Peace Palace, the Hague, the Netherlands (September 2016).
  • 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.
  • Panel Presentation in Public Debate on Euthanasia - University of Birmingham Debating Society (“The Legalization of Euthanasia and the Implications for Criminal Law”), February 2016
  • UN-Haiti Cholera Claims Roundtable - 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 University), ‘Reimagining Child Soldiers’, November 2015
  • Mexican Chamber of Commerce, Half-Year Annual Business Outlook: 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 2015 - Chair, International Humanitarian Law Panel, June 2015.
  • Mexican Chamber of Commerce – ‘The UK General Election 2016’, June 2015, Online Newsletter
  • 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
  • University of Birmingham PGR Conference 2014 - Co-organizer and Presenter, Paper Title: ‘What is the jus post bellum?’, June 2014.
  • BLS Conference - 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


Recent publications


Eskauriatza, J 2021, '‘Complete labelling’ and domestic prosecutions for crimes against humanity', Criminal Law Forum, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 473-509. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10609-021-09426-0

Eskauriatza, J 2019, 'The jus post bellum as ‘integrity’: Transitional criminal justice, the ICC, and the Colombian amnesty law', Leiden Journal of International Law, vol. 33, no. 1, 1, pp. 189 - 205. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0922156519000530

Book/Film/Article review

Eskauriatza, J 2019, 'Review: Elena Maculan and Alicia Gil Gil (eds), La Influencia de las Víctimas en el Tratamiento de la Violencia Colectiva', Journal of International Criminal Justice, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 1122 - 1124. https://doi.org/10.1093/jicj/mqy065

View all publications in research portal


U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Relations

Transnational Criminal Court for Latin America and the Caribbean (COPLA)

International Criminal Court