© 2016 UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
HUMAN DIVERSITY, INTENTIONAL LAW, AND GLOBAL ORDER
What is the value of difference? How can a culturally diverse international society agree on certain baseline rules?
Assuming that global power shifts have significant ethical consequences for the organisation of international life, I explore the role and status of law and institutions under conditions of value-conflict and diverging preference structures. Making human diversity a foundational value of our global affairs, I am interested in pluralist conceptions of international law and global governance.
HYBRID COURTS AND GLOBAL JUSTICE
How should we hold the perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity accountable? What constitutes 'justice' in international relations, and who has the right to administer it?
Funded by the British Academy & the Leverhulme Trust, this research project explores the interplay between global and local notions of justice and identity in in the pursuit of international criminal justice.
DRONES AND THE LAWS OF WAR
How does the emergence of new weapons technology affect the global rules that govern the conduct of war?
Together with Dr Luca Trenta, I have been looking at the impact of drones on the laws war. Has the emergence of drones lowered the threshold for using force? We looked at a number of critical actors’ foreign policies and military strategies, including both US key allies (Australia, France, Israel and the UK) and a number of non-Western powers (Brazil, China, India and Russia), finding that hat the emergence of drones is transforming understandings of the right of self-defence.