I am a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter and the Director of the Exeter Centre for International Law. My work focuses mainly on international conflict and security law and questions of operational law, including the law of armed conflict, the legal status of foreign armed forces and the application of human rights law in deployed operations. I have published widely in leading academic journals on status of forces agreements, peace support operations and the legal aspects of European security and defence policy.

I maintain close working relationships with legal practitioners in the armed forces and lecture regularly on the subject of international law and military operations in the UK and abroad. I am a Fellow of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe and a Fellow of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps.

International Law in 2050

This occasional paper provides an account of the development of the international legal system over the next three decades. It suggests that, by the year 2050, the period of classic international law will be drawing to a close. We will have entered a new stage of hybridity where the actors, processes and institutions of classic international law intermingle with a wide range of transnational actors, processes and institutions.

Jurisdiction and the Law of Visiting Forces

In This contribution to the second edition of Dieter Fleck's The Handbook of the Law of Visiting Forces, Paul J. Conderman and I provide a detailed account of the exercise of criminal and administrative jurisdiction over visiting forces. The chapter focuses primarily on the NATO Status of Forces Agreement and the United Nations Model SOFA, but also addresses customary international law.

Brexit, Article 50 and Reversability

The purpose of this paper is to determine whether a Member State of the EU may revoke its notice to withdraw from the Union under Article 50 TEU. Contrary to the position taken by the English courts in Miller, this paper confirms that a notice to withdraw from the EU is in fact reversible.



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