LLB (Bristol) LLM (Essex) MSc (Cranfield) PhD (Tilburg)
Home Department: Centre for Human Rights

Stuart is extraordinary professor of international law in the Faculty of Law. 

Teaching 2023-2024

During 2024, Stuart is teaching public international law in the Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa master’s programme. In 2023, he taught a course on “international crime and punishment” at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences-Po), which he will teach again in 2024. He taught a course on human rights in armed conflict in 2023 and on terrorism and counterterrorism at the Stockholm Defence University, which he will teach again in 2024.

Areas of interest: The use of force, counterterrorism, disarmament, and the protection of civilians under international law



Accepted for publication


International Counterterrorism Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, forthcoming (2024).

Hybrid Warfre under International Law, Hart, Oxford, forthcoming (2024).

Published during the last five years


The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention: A Commentary, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2023.

International Law and Policy on the Protection of Civilians, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2022) (co-author).

The Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions in Context, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2022) (co-author).

The Right to Life under International Law: An Interpretive Manual, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (with Foreword by Professor Heyns)

Arms Control and Disarmament, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2021.

Nuclear Weapons: Law, Policy and Practice, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2021.

Jus ad Bellum: The Law on Inter-State Use of Force, Hart, Oxford, 2020

A Guide to Disarmament International Law, Research in the Law in Armed Conflict Series, Routledge London, 2019 (co-author)

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: A Commentary, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2019.

Hague Law Interpreted: The Conduct of Hostilities under the Law of Armed Conflict, Hart, Oxford, 2018 (with Steven Haines).

Drones and Other Unmanned Weapons Systems under International Law, Brill, 2018 (co-author).

Chapters in books

“The Use of Less-Lethal Weapons for Law Enforcement during Armed Conflict”, Chapter in G. Gaggioli Gasteyger and R. Kolb (eds), Research Handbook on Human Rights and IHL: Further Reflections and Perspectives, Edward Elgar, 2022.

“The Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production, and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction”, Chap. 25 in E. P. J. Myjer and T. Marauhn (eds.), Research Handbook on International Arms Control Law, Edward Elgar, 2022.

“Weapons”, Chap. 11 in D. Akande and B. Saul (eds), Oxford Guide to International Humanitarian Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2020.

“Children Associated with Boko Haram: Disassociation, Protection, Accountability and Reintegration”, Chap. 24 in M. Drumbl and J. Barrett (eds), Research Handbook on Child Soldiers, Edward Elgar, 2019.

‘Regulating Armed Drones and Other Emerging Weapons Technologies’, Chap. 4 in M. Lattimer and P. Sands (eds), The Grey Zone: Civilian Protection Between Human Rights and the Laws of War, Hart, Oxford, June 2018.


“Investigating Potentially Unlawful Death under International Law: The 2016 Minnesota Protocol”, The International Lawyer,  2019 (co-author).

Weapons entries in N. Pons and D. Djukic (eds), Companion of International Humanitarian Law, Brill, Leiden, 2018

‘Use of Nuclear Weapons and Human Rights’, International Review of the Red Cross, 2016.

Doctoral students co-supervised

Fikire Tinsae Birhane is studying the protection of the right to life of children in non-State armed groups.

Bayode Ajo-Ojo is studying the domestic incorporation and implementation of the prohibition of torture in Nigeria.

[last updated: December 2023]