School of Law

Dino Kritsiotis

Professor of Public International Law, Faculty of Social Sciences



Dino Kritsiotis is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Nottingham, where he has taught since October 1994. He serves as Co-Director of the Nottingham International Law & Security Centre (NILSC), where he is the founding head of the International Humanitarian Law Unit (established in 2012).

Professor Kritsiotis is a recognized authority in the field of public international law, where he specializes in the legal regulation of force and armed conflict (international humanitarian law), as well as the history and theory of public international law. He is co-editor (with Michael J. Bowman) of Conceptual and Contextual Perspectives on the Modern Law of Treaties (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and his lectures on "International Law and the Problematization of Consent" from the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg in November 2018, will appear as Max Planck Trialogues on the Law of Peace and War (Vol. IV: Intervention by Consent) (Cambridge University Press, 2023). Recent publications include "Fourteen Ways of Looking Back at the Treaty of Versailles," London Review of International Law (2020), Vol. 8, pp. 43-88, and "The Elusive Peace of Panmunjom," in Matthew R. Craven, Sundhya Pahuja and Gerry J. Simpson (eds.), International Law and the Cold War (Cambridge University Press, 2019), pp. 49-77.

Among his current projects, Professor Kritsiotis is co-editor (together with Eyal Benvenisti of the University of Cambridge) of the Cambridge History of International Law (Vol. XII: International Law After the Cold War). He is also working on a detailed reading and re-reading (in light of the jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice) of the Caroline correspondence (1838-1842) between Great Britain and the United States of America. This formed the basis of "A Return to the Caroline Correspondence," which was delivered as the inaugural Sir Elihu Lauterpacht Memorial Lecture at the University of Cambridge in October 2017.

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). He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Journal of International Law (Oxford University Press) and was a founding convenor (with Anne Orford of Melbourne Law School and J.H.H. Weiler of NYU) of the Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law (2012-2022).

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.

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

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