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 2022-2023

During 2023, Stuart is teaching public international law in the Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa master’s programme. In 2022, he taught a course on “international crime and punishment” at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences-Po), which he will teach again in 2023. He taught a course on human rights in armed conflict in 2022 in Stockholm Defence University. In 2023, he will teach a short course on terrorism and counterterrorism at the University.

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



Accepted for publication


International Counterterrorism Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, forthcoming (2023).

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

Published during the last five years


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.

Joe Kilonzo is studying a human rights framework for in new generation programmes of disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration programmes

Brenda Mwale (Kenya) is studying the prevention and repression of cyber-terrorism in Africa 

Beryl Orao focuses on the use of force and firearms in the policing of assemblies in Kenya and the question of accountability of law enforcement officers

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

[last updated: December 2022]