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 Crime; BLS Law and Language; Global Legal Studies.