Javier has research interests in public international law, international criminal law, and transitional justice.
His current research agenda is focused on the law on crimes against humanity and its application to transnational organised crime, the Afghanistan situation at the ICC, and the history of public international law.
In 2019, Javier received funding from the British Academy to undertake a research project on Gilberto Bosques and his time as Mexico’s Consul General in France 1939-1943. Bosques was responsible for issuing visas from the Mexican embassy in Marseilles to anti-fascist refugees desperate to flee Europe. The project involves archival research in Mexico City to locate Bosques’ writings on international law and his diplomatic communications during his period as Consul-General. These will be copied, curated, and translated in the production of a dual-language, open-source collection with accompanying commentary.
Research Groups: BLS Crime; BLS Law and Language; Global Legal Studies.