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 joined Birmingham Law School in 2013. His research focuses on international criminal law, international legal theory and transitional justice with a special focus on Latin America.


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


  • Public International Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Theory


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 CrimeBLS Law and LanguageGlobal Legal Studies.

Other activities

Conferences, workshops and events

  • 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


Journal Articles

  • J.S. Eskauriatza, ‘The Jus Post Bellum as ‘Integrity’ – Transitional Criminal Justice, the ICC, and the Colombian Amnesty Law’, Leiden Journal of International Law (December 2019/March 2020).  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0922156519000530

Book Reviews


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The International Criminal Court

Mexico’s Drug War