Javier completed his LLB and LLM degrees at the University of Bristol (2008). He obtained his PhD from the University of Birmingham (2018) and he joined the University of Nottingham School of Law as an Assistant Professor in Criminal Law (2022). He is the Co-Director of the Criminal Justice Research Centre, and the Convener of the Criminal Law and Criminal Justice stream for the Society of Legal Scholars.
Javier is interested in inter/trans/national criminal law, criminal justice, aesthetics of law, cultural studies, and criminology.
- Criminal Law (LLB, compulsory)
- Critical Approaches to Criminal Justice (LLM, compulsory).
Javier's researches international law and criminal law.
His research into post-conflict Spain is supported by the British Academy Small Grant Scheme. His book-length project, Mexican Revolutionary Diplomacy: International Law and Spanish Exile, builds on his PhD thesis on the jus post bellum. It also draws from new archival research (in Spain, France, Mexico and Switzerland), historiography, and personal testimony to re-describe this episode in the history of international law as part of the "hidden history" of the lex pacificatoria.
Javier is also engaged in the research of (i) the cultural criminology of 'the war on drugs' in the context of international criminal justice (ii) the International Criminal Court (iii) post-conflict issues.