Faculty of Law

The Law Faculty of the University of Oxford has a range of academic experts working in the fields of conflict and security.  The primary fields in which they work are in human rights law, criminology and public international law.

In international law, Dapo Akande is a leading expert in the law of armed conflict, while Antonios Tzanakopoulos is a leading expert on the UN Security Council. 

In the Centre for Criminology, Ian Loader is a leading expert in the theory and concept of security, and Lucia Zedner’s work is authoritative on security and the concept of the preventative State.  

In human rights law, Liora Lazarus is a leading expert in the relationship between security and human rights, specialising in counter-terrorism in particular. 

There is also a rich field of expertise in asylum and migration, a field commonly connected to the incidence of conflict which is led by scholars such as Cathryn Costello and Guy Goodwin-Gill.

A programme within the Centre for Criminology on Border Criminologies, under the leadership of Mary Bosworth, is also exploring related work. 

The Law Faculty has recently announced the creation of a dedicated institute for the study of human rights - you can find out more about The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights here.