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Richard Mackenzie-Gray Scott

PhD Candidate, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Richard is a Scottish lawyer. He joined the University of Nottingham as a PhD Candidate in October 2016 after being awarded the School of Law Doctoral Scholarship. Under the supervision of Professors Sandesh Sivakumaran and Nigel White, his research focuses on state responsibility for non-state actors in international law. Since starting at Nottingham, Richard co-founded and was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the University of Nottingham Law Blog. He is also a member of the Nottingham International Law and Security Centre and Editorial Assistant on the Journal of Conflict & Security Law.

Before joining the School of Law, Richard was a Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. During this time he worked on a range of public international law, EU law, and rule of law projects, including being part of the litigation team opposing the UK Government in the Supreme Court case of R (Miller) v. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. He also has a background in legal practice from working at the law firm Volterra Fietta in London. Here he was involved in cases before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, the London Court of International Arbitration, and advisory matters on the behalf of states and private entities.

Richard also works with the International Bar Association and currently serves on its Drones Task Force, which is engaged in work concerning the legal implications of armed drone use. His primary areas of interest are state responsibility, the engagement of non-state actors with international law, rule of law, international humanitarian law, human rights law, the protection and promotion of cultural heritage, international criminal law, and both investment and commercial arbitration.

Teaching Summary

Richard is a Teaching Assistant at the School of Law, where he teaches a number of subjects in the area of public international law to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is also a… read more

Selected Publications

Richard is a Teaching Assistant at the School of Law, where he teaches a number of subjects in the area of public international law to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at Vytautas Magnus University, where he teaches EU and international sports law.

  • PHILIPPA WEBB and RICHARD MACKENZIE-GRAY SCOTT, 2018. 'Immunities and Irrelevance of Official Capacity’. In: JOHN R.W.D. JONES and MIŠA ZGONEC-ROŽEJ, eds., Blackstone’s International Criminal Practice Oxford University Press. (In Press.)
  • RICHARD MACKENZIE-GRAY SCOTT, 2017. ‘Democracy and Brexit: UK Supreme Court protects rule of law’ The Leveller. Available at: <http://theleveller.org/2017/01/democracy-brexit-uk-supreme-court-protects-rule-of-law/>
  • KRISTIN HAUSLER and RICHARD MACKENZIE-GRAY SCOTT, 2017. ‘Outside the Debate? The Potential Impact of Brexit for Cultural Heritage in the UK’ Art Antiquity and Law. 22, 101-117
  • RICHARD MACKENZIE-GRAY SCOTT, 2017. ‘Complicity and its Limits in the Law of International Responsibility’ (Book review) International & Comparative Law Quarterly.
  • RICHARD MACKENZIE-GRAY SCOTT, 2017. 'How international investment law could improve the enforcement of business and human rights’ University of Nottingham Law Blog. Available at: <http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/schooloflaw/2017/06/16/international-investment-law-improve-enforcement-business-human-rights/>
  • RICHARD MACKENZIE-GRAY SCOTT, 2017. 'International Law: A Commentary on Malcolm N. Shaw'. In: JILL BARRETT and JEAN-PIERRE GAUCI, eds., British Contributions to International Law 1915-2015 Brill | Nijhoff. (In Press.)
  • MAX BROOKMAN-BYRNE, NANCY SIMONS, RICHARD MACKENZIE-GRAY SCOTT, GRAEME HALL, HANS CORELL, SARAH CLEVELAND, LAWRENCE HILL-CAWTHORNE, CLAUS KREß, ROBERT MCCORQUODALE, JELENA PEJIC, CHRISTOPHER ROGERS and PHILLIP TAHMINDJIS, 2017. The Legality of Armed Drones Under International Law: Background Paper by the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute International Bar Association.
  • RICHARD MACKENZIE-GRAY SCOTT, 2016. 'Some more (Br)experts: The High Court's Ruling on Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty' The Leveller. Available at: <http://theleveller.org/2016/11/some-more-brexperts/>
  • NANCY SIMONS and RICHARD MACKENZIE-GRAY SCOTT, 2015. 'The Drone Conundrum: Remoteness and the Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Law’ In: Society of Legal Scholars-British Institute of International and Comparative Law Annual Conference on Theory and International Law.
  • RICHARD MACKENZIE-GRAY SCOTT, 2015. 'The Protection of Cultural Property, the Maintenance of International Peace and Security, and Public International Law' British Institute of International and Comparative Law Reports.
  • GIANLUCA ERAMO, ALISON SMITH and RICHARD MACKENZIE-GRAY SCOTT, 2015. 'The Ongoing Violations of International Law in Libya' No Peace Without Justice.
  • RICHARD MACKENZIE-GRAY SCOTT, 2014. 'Sanctions, Countermeasures and Human Rights' British Institute of International and Comparative Law Reports.
  • RICHARD MACKENZIE-GRAY SCOTT, 2014. 'Flooding and Other Disasters: Assessing the Current Legal Frameworks' British Institute of International and Comparative Law Reports.
  • RICHARD MACKENZIE-GRAY SCOTT, ‘The Right to a Fair Trial: Part II – From Trial to Final Judgement’. In: Human Rights in the Administration of Justice: A Manual on Human Rights for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers United Nations Publications. (In Press.)

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