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Professor Lindsay Moir

 

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Lindsay Moir

On Research Leave
Deputy Director, McCoubrey Centre for International Law

Tel: +44 (0) 1482 46 5736
Office: 426 Wilberforce
Email l.moir@hull.ac.uk
Qualifications LLB (Edinburgh), LLM (Cambridge), PhD (Cambridge)

Profile

Professor Lindsay Moir is Professor of International Law. He joined the Law School as a Lecturer in 1997, after obtaining degrees from the Universities of Edinburgh (LLB) and Cambridge (LLM, PhD). He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2003, and to a Chair in 2005. He served as Head of the Law School in 2003, and from 2009-2012. Professor Moir is currently Deputy Director of the McCoubrey Centre for International Law, is responsible for the Law School’s Annual Josephine Onoh Memorial Lecture series, and is also editor of the Law School Studies in Law series.

He held a visiting position at DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, and has served as an external examiner for taught programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and for research degrees, at several leading universities both in the UK and in Europe. He is a member of the editorial board for a number of international journals, and frequently acts as an expert reviewer for research funding bodies and leading international publishers. He acted as a subject advisor on international law for the British Council Development Partnerships Programme (2004-2009), and provides advice to foreign governments in matters of international law.

His teaching and research interests lie primarily in the field of the international law of armed conflict, on which he has published widely, and he is the only Dundee United supporter in the Law School.

Selected Publications

Books

  • Moir L, Reappraising the Resort to Force: International Law, Jus ad Bellum and the War on Terror (Hart Publishing 2010)
  • Moir L, The Law of Internal Armed Conflict (Cambridge University Press 2002)

Chapters in edited collections

  • Moir L, ‘The Concept of Non-International Armed Conflict’ in Clapham A, Gaeta P and Sassòli M (eds), The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary (Oxford University Press 2015)
  • Moir L, ‘Military Action against Host States of Terrorist Groups’ in The Oxford Handbook on the Use of Force in International Law (Oxford University Press 2015)
  • Moir L, ‘It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Non-international Armed Conflict!: Cross-border Hostilities between States and Non-state Actors’ in Harvey C, Summers J and White N (eds), Contemporary Challenges to the Laws of War: Essays in Honour of Professor Peter Rowe (Cambridge University Press 2014) 71
  • Moir L, ‘The European Court of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law’ in Kolb R and Gaggioli G (eds), Research Handbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Edward Elgar 2013) 480
  • Moir L, ‘Displacement of Civilians as a War Crime’ in Bassiouni MC, Doria J and Gasser H-P (eds), The Legal Regime of the International Criminal Court: Essays in Honour of Professor Igor Blishchenko (Martinus Nijhoff 2009) 639
  • Moir L, ‘Particular Issues Regarding War Crimes in Internal Armed Conflicts’ in Bassiouni MC, Doria J and Gasser H-P (eds), The Legal Regime of the International Criminal Court: Essays in Honour of Professor Igor Blishchenko (Martinus Nijhoff 2009) 611 
  • Moir L, ‘Violations of Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions’ in Bassiouni MC, Doria J and Gasser H-P (eds), The Legal Regime of the International Criminal Court: Essays in Honour of Professor Igor Blishchenko (Martinus Nijhoff 2009) 619

Articles in refereed journals

  • Moir L, ‘Grave Breaches and Internal Armed Conflict’ (2009) 7 Journal of International Criminal Justice 763

Research

Professor Lindsay Moir has research interests in the field of international law, in particular relating to the use of force and the laws of armed conflict. He is also interested in the relationship between human rights and humanitarian law, and in the imposition of individual criminal responsibility for the violation of international legal norms.

PhD Supervision

Professor Moir would be interested in supervising research students on topics in the field of international law – but particularly in relation to the use of force and the laws of armed conflict. He is an experienced supervisor, and has previously supervised students working on numerous topics, including:

  • the displacement of civilians during non-international armed conflict
  • the relationship between human rights and humanitarian law
  • collective security and humanitarian intervention
  • as well as topics in the fields of international law more generally, international human rights law and international criminal law.

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • International Law and the Use of Force (convenor)
  • The Laws of War (convenor)
  • International Law
  • Dissertation (semester 1) (convenor)
  • Dissertation (semester 2) (convenor)
  • Dissertation (year long) (convenor)
  • Researching the Law (convenor)

Postgraduate

  • International Law and the Use of Force (convenor)
  • International Humanitarian Law (convenor)
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