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Dino Kritsiotis

Professor of Public International Law, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Expertise Summary

Dino Kritsiotis is Chair of Public International Law at the University of Nottingham, where he has taught since October 1994, and serves as the founding Head of the International Humanitarian Law Unit of the Human Rights Law Centre, which was established in November 2012.

Professor Kritsiotis is a recognized authority in the field of general international law, specializing in international law and the use of force and armed conflict (international humanitarian law) as well as the history and theory of public international law. He is widely published in these fields. His more recent publications include: 'The Arab Spring, Massive Violations of Human Rights and the Use of Force', Amsterdam Law Forum (2013), Vol. 5, pp. 80-94; 'The Tremors of Tadic', Israel Law Review (2010), Vol. 43, pp. 262-300, and 'Close Encounters of A Sovereign Kind', European Journal of International Law (2009), Vol. 20, pp. 299-330.

Professor Kritsiotis has held the Robert K. Castetter Distinguished Visiting Foreign Law Professorship at the California Western School of Law in San Diego (2012) as well as the L. Bates Lea Visiting Professorship of Law at the University of Michigan (2005-2008). He has lectured and taught at the University of Hong Kong, the University of New South Wales, the University of Melbourne and the University of Cape Town, and, in July 2011, he became a regular member of the faculty of the summer Masters Programme in International Human Rights Law at Oxford University.

Professor Kritsiotis sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Conflict and Security Law (Oxford University Press); the Human Rights Law Review (Oxford University Press); the African Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (Juta Publishing) and the Journal of the Use of Force and International Law (Hart Publishing). Together with Anne Orford, Michael D. Kirby Professor of International Law and Australian Research Council Future Fellow at Melbourne Law School, and J.H.H. Weiler, President of the European University Institute in Florence, Professor Kritsiotis has convened the Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law since its launch at New York University School of Law in May 2012.

Research Summary

Research interests in international law on the use of force and armed conflict, democracy, the United Nations, and the history and theory of international law.

Recent Publications

  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2012. International law and the relativities of enforcement. In: CRAWFORD, J.R. and KOSKENNIEMI, M., eds., The Cambridge companion to international law Cambridge University Press. 245-268
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2011. The Contingencies of Piracy California Western International Law Journal. 43, 305-343
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2010. The tremors of Tadić Israel Law Review. 43(2), 262-300
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2010. On the Possibilities of and for Persistent Objection Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law. 21, 121-141 (In Press.)

PhD Supervision

I am interested in supervising students who want to work on the following areas:

  • History of International Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Use of Force

Current PhD Students

Recent PhD Students

  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2012. International law and the relativities of enforcement. In: CRAWFORD, J.R. and KOSKENNIEMI, M., eds., The Cambridge companion to international law Cambridge University Press. 245-268
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2011. The Contingencies of Piracy California Western International Law Journal. 43, 305-343
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2010. The tremors of Tadić Israel Law Review. 43(2), 262-300
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2010. On the Possibilities of and for Persistent Objection Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law. 21, 121-141 (In Press.)
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2009. Terrorism, War and International Law: Response to Michael Byers. In: MILLER, C., ed., "War on Terror": The Oxford Amnesty Lectures 2006 Manchester University Press.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D. and SIMPSON, A.W.B., 2009. The Pitcairn prosecutions: an assessment of their historical context by reference to the provisions of public international law. In: OLIVER, D., ed., Justice, legality, and the rule of law: lessons from the Pitcairn prosecutions Oxford University Press. 93-129
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2009. International law and the violence of non-state actors. In: KAIKOBAD, K.H. and BOHLANDER, M., eds., International law and power: perspectives on legal order and justice: essays in honour of Colin Warbrick Koninklijke Brill NV. 343-386
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2009. Public International Law and Its Territorial Imperative Michigan Journal of International Law. 30(3), 547-566
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2009. Close encounters of a sovereign kind European Journal of International Law. 20(2), 299-330
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2009. The War on Terror and the Problematique of the War Paradigm Human Rights & Human Welfare. 9, 11-27.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2008. Humanitarian Warfare: Towards An African Appreciation. In: LEVITT, J.I., ed., Mapping New Boundaries: Africa and International Law Hart Publishing. 149-180.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2007. Topographies of force. In: SCHMITT, M.N. and PEJIC, J., eds., International law and armed conflict: exploring the faultlines: essays in honour of Yoram Dinstein Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff. 29-77
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2007. Review of Jean-Marie Henckaerts & Louise Doswald-Beck (eds.), International Committee of the Red Cross Study on Customary International Humanitarian Law (Vol I: Rules, Vol. II: Practice) (2005) American Journal of International Law. 101, 692-695.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2006. Humanitarian Intervention. In: ROBERTSON R. and SCHOLTE, J.A., eds., Encyclopaedia of Globalization Routledge. 1131-1139.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2006. Review of Anne Orford, Reading Humanitarian Intervention: Human Rights and the Use of Force in International Law (2003) Modern Law Review. 69, 1026-1030.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2006. Questions of Fact and Evidence and the Laws of Force Proceedings of the American Society of International Law. 100, 39-40.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2004. Arguments of mass confusion European Journal of International Law. 15(2), 233-278
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2004. When states use armed force. In: REUS-SMIT, C., ed., The politics of international law Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 45-79
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2004. Memorandum on the Principles and Rules of the International law on Self-Defence Royal Institute of International Affairs.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2002. Imagining the international community European Journal of International Law. 13(4), 961-992
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2002. On the jus ad bellum and jus in bello of Operation Enduring Freedom. In: Proceedings of the American Society of International Law 96. 35-41.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2001. The Promise and the Perils of Situating Humanitarian Intervention within the Powers and Responsibilities of the Security Council In: ASIL/ACUNS Workshop on Humanitarian Intervention and the Role of International Organisations.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2001. Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Uganda): Provisional Measures International and Comparative Law Quarterly. VOL 50(PART 3), 662-669
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2001. Regulating the Rights of Humanitarian Intervention: The Application of the Principles of Neccessity and Proportionality in International Law In: Unknown.
  • KRITSIOTIS,D., 2001. Review of T. Meron, War Crimes Law Comes of Age: Essays (Oxford: Clarendon Press)(1999) Journal of Conflict and Security Law. 5,
  • KRITSIOTIS,D., 2000. The Kosovo Crisis and NATO's Application of Armed Force Against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 49, 330-359
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2000. Understanding Law and Politics in International Relations: A Relationship of Change and Circumstance In: When Right Meets Might: Rethinking the Politics of International Law.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2000. Statement on the Application of International Humanitarian Law in the case of Issa and Others v Turkey (No. 21821/96)
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2000. The Kosovo Crisis and NATO's Application of Armed Force Against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia In: Unknown.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2000. International Humanitarian Law and the Disintegration of States Israel Yearbook of Human Rights. VOL 30, 17-36
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 2000. The Criminal Repression of Violations of International Humanitarian Law In: Warsaw Summer School.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 1999. The Legal Travails of Kind-Hearted Gunmen Modern Law Review. VOL 62(NUMBER 6), 937-956
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 1999. On the Punishment and Prevention of Genocide and an Exposition of Its Legal Particulars In: Unknown.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 1999. Security Council Resolution 1101 (1997) and the Multinational Protection Force of Operation Alba in Albania Leiden Journal of International Law. VOL 12(NUMBER 3), 511-548
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 1999. The Legal Protection of Civilians During Armed Conflict In: Warsaw Summer School.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 1999. The Kosovo Crisis and NATO's Application of Armed Force Against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia In: Department of War Studies.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 1999. The Kosovo Crisis and NATO's Application of Armed Force Against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia In: Unknown.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 1999. Justiciability Before the International Court of Justice In: Unknown.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 1999. Report on Custom Developing in Disintegrated States
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 1999. The Future of Warfare: A Reassertion of the Principles of Humanitarian Law and An Appreciation of Their Uses and Limitations In: Ivan Bloch Commemorative Conference on the Future of War.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 1999. Contemplating the Future of Africa's Amnesty Boom In: Eleventh Annual Conference of the African Society of International and Comparative Law.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 1999. On the Punishment and Prevention of Genocide and an Exposition of Its Legal Particulars In: Unknown.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 1998. Mercenaries and the Privatization of Warfare Fletcher Forum of World Affairs. VOL 22(NUMBER 2), 11-26
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 1998. Walter Clarke and Jeffrey Herbst (eds), Learning from Somalia: The Lessons of Armed Humanitarian Intervention INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING -LONDON-. VOL 5(NUMB 2), 145-147
  • KRITSIOTIS,D., 1998. Review of D. Bethlehem and M. Weller (eds.), The Yugoslav Crisis in International Law: General Issues (Part I)(Cambridge: Grotius Publications/Cambridge University Press)(1997) International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 47, 726-727
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 1998. The Power of International Law as Language California Western Law Review. VOL 34(NUMBER 2), 397-410
  • KRITSIOTIS,D., 1998. Reappraising Policy Considerations on Humanitarian Intervention Michigan Journal of International Law. 19, 1005-1050
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 1997. The Use of Force to Protect Elected Governments in International Law In: Conference on the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt.
  • KRITSIOTIS,D., 1997. Review of Y. Dinstein, War, Aggression and Self-Defence (Cambridge: CUP)(1995) African Journal of Comprative and International Law. 9, 528-531
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 1997. Reappraising Policy Objections to Humanitarian Intervention In: Annual meeting of the Society of Public Teachers of Law (International Law).
  • KRITSIOTIS,D., 1997. Developing Approaches Towards Legitimising Intervention on Humanitarian Grounds Journal of Armed Conflict Law. 2, 91-102
  • KRITSIOTIS,D., 1996. The Fate of Nuclear Weapons After the 1996 Advisory Opinions of the World Court Journal of Armed Conflict Law. 1, 95-119
  • KRITSIOTIS,D., 1996. Review of Issues in Global Governance: Papers Written for the Commission on Global Governance (London; Boston: Kluwer Law International in association with the Commission on Global Governance)(1995) British Yearbook of International Law. 67, 507-508
  • KRITSIOTIS,D., 1996. The Legality of the 1993 U.S. Missile Strike on Iraq and the Right of Self-Defence in International Law International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 45, 162-177
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 1996. Humanitarian Intervention: The Provenance of Contemporary Applications of Forces in International Law In: Unknown.
  • KRITSIOTIS,D., 1996. Review of V. Lowe and M. Fitzmaurice (eds.), Fifty Years of the International Court of Justice: Essays in Honour of Sir Robert Jennings (Cambridge: CUP) (1996) African Journal of Comprative and International Law. 8, 752-753
  • KRITSIOTIS,D., 1995. Review of D.M. Beatty (ed.), Human Rights and Judicial Review: A Comparative Perspective (Brill)(1994) European Public Law. 1, 478-479
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 1995. Humanitarian Intervention: The Provenance of Contemporary Applications of Forces in International Law In: 7th Annual Conference of the African Society of International Law on the Contribution of the United Nations Organisation, its Agencies and Organs to the maintenance of World Peace and Economic Develop.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., ed., 1994. Self-Determination: Cases of Crisis - A Collection of Essays Hull University Press, Hull, UK.
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 1994. Uti Possidetis and the Sudan: An African Crisis in Perspective. In: Self-Determination: Cases of Crisis -A Collection of Essays 71-91
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., 1993. International Law and the Use of Force: The Case of Bosnia-Herzegovina. In: Politics and Law of Former Yugoslavia (European Community Research Unit, Research Paper No. 3/93) 45-51
  • KRITSIOTIS, D., CULLEN, H. and WHEELER, N.D., eds., 1993. Politics and Law of Former Yugoslavia (European Community Research Unit, Research Paper No. 3/93
  • Humanitarian Intervention. In: TONY CARTY, ed., Oxford Bibliographies Online: Oxford Oxford University Press. (In Press.)

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