The ‘International Justice and Human Rights’ Research Unit’ provides a forum for research in: international criminal law, international humanitarian law, human rights law, migration, criminal justice and human rights. It includes members from both academia and the legal profession. Members of the Unit provide expert advice and training to the legal profession, governmental and non-governmental organizations, judiciaries, undertake collaborative research. The Research Unit regularly host conferences, workshops, seminars, and lectures.
The Unit welcomes proposals for collaborative research projects.
Research in Action
Research in Action
Members of the International Justice and Human Rights Unit are involved in important and innovative research on a range of topics. Summaries of some of their work are available here.
- Judicial Dialogue between International Criminal Tribunals and the European Court of Human Rights
- State of Emergency and Derogation of Human Rights
- The Responsibility to Protect and the Failures of the United Nations Security Council
8th February 2019
Guest Lecture on the occasion of the launch of The Companion to International Humanitarian Law. Domestic and International Prosecution of War Crimes: Achievements and Challenges
Speakers: Judge Keith Raynor (Vice-President Kosovo Specialist Chambers) and Mr Niccolò Pons (Associate Legal Officer Kosovo Specialist Chambers)
Discussants Dr Patrick Butchard and Dr Triestino Mariniello
7th – 8th September 2018, Liverpool
The Conference was based on an international and interdisciplinary discussion on four different, but interconnected themes – ‘global justice’, goals and functions of the ICC, relationship with states parties and the UN Security Council, effectiveness of proceedings.
- Julia Geneuss, LL.M. (NYU) (Hamburg University)
- Triestino Mariniello (Edge Hill University)
24th November 2017
Guest Lecture ‘European Court of Human Rights Case Law on International Crimes’ on the occasion of the book launch ‘Judicial Dialogue on Human Rights: The Practice of International Criminal tribunals’ (Lobba – Mariniello eds, Brill 2017)
Speaker Judge Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque (European Court of Human Rights)
Chair Dr Mariagiulia Giuffré
Discussants Dr Paolo Lobba and Dr Triestino Mariniello
1st November 2017
Guest Lecture – The International Criminal Court at 15: Achievements and Challenges.
Speaker Judge Cuno Tarfusser (Vice-President of the International Criminal Court)
13th – 14th June 2014
In June, 2014, Edge Hill University hosted a two-day international workshop. The event focused on the legal phenomenon of cross-fertilization between international criminal law and human rights principles developed by specialized supranational bodies. Twenty-two among scholars and practitioners critically assess the manner in which widely-recognized standards of human rights have been used (or misused) by international criminal tribunals.
To contact International Justice and Human Rights Unit, please contact Dr Triestino Mariniello
Department of Law and Criminology
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road