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Hemi Mistry

Assistant Professor in Law, Faculty of Social Sciences



Dr Hemi Mistry joined the School of Law as an Assistant Professor in September 2015. She holds an LLB (Hons) and an LLM (with distinction) in International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict, both from the University of Nottingham. She was awarded a PhD by the University of Nottingham in 2016 for her thesis on the topic of dissent by international judges.

Hemi's current research focuses upon how judicial procedure before international courts and tribunals affects the manner in which those institutions pursue 'international justice'. In particular, she is interested in how the interplay between the individual judges and the authority of the judicial institutions of which they are a member affect the effectiveness by which those courts and tribunals discharge their functions. More generally, Hemi's research interests lie broadly in the realm of 'international justice', which implicates a broad range of areas of law. Principal areas are those of international and regional international law, such as general public international law, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, EU law, and regional human rights systems Previously, Hemi has worked with the International Law Programme at Chatham House contributing to projects in the fields of international criminal law and justice, the laws of armed conflict and international human rights law and policy. She has also interned at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, where she focused on the right to education within the Inter-American and African regional human rights regimes.

In April 2014, she was awarded the Antonio Cassese Initiative Prize for her paper 'The Paradox of Dissent: Judicial Dissent and the Project of International Criminal Justice'.

Hemi has a diverse range of teaching interests. She currently teaches Trusts, Tort and International Criminal Law on the Undergraduate Programme.

Teaching Summary

Hemi teaches Trusts, Tort and International Criminal Law on the Undergraduate Programme.

On the Postgraduate Programme, she convenes the module 'Critical Issues in International Criminal Justice'.

Recent Publications

I am interested in supervising students in the broad field of international law, and particularly projects in the areas of international criminal justice, international courts and tribunals, and judicial procedure. I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students, please get in touch via email with a proposal and a brief CV.

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