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Professor Lindsay Moir

Professor of International Law and Director of Student Experience

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • School of Law and Politics

Summary

Professor Lindsay Moir is Professor of International Law. He joined the Law School as a lecturer in 1997, after obtaining degrees from the Universities of Edinburgh (LLB) and Cambridge (LLM, PhD). He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2003, and to a Chair in 2005. He served as Head of the Law School in 2003, and from 2009-2012. Professor Moir is currently Director of Student Experience for the School of Law and Politics, Deputy Director of the McCoubrey Centre for International Law, responsible for the Law School's Annual Josephine Onoh Memorial Lecture series, and editor of the law school's Studies in Law series.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate - International Law and the Use of Force (module leader) - The Laws of War (module leader) - International Law Postgraduate - International Law and the Use of Force (module leader) - International Humanitarian Law (module leader)

Book Chapter

Israeli Air Strikes in Syria, 2003 and 2007

Moir, L. (2018). Israeli Air Strikes in Syria, 2003 and 2007. In International Law and the Use of Force: A Case-based ApproachOxford University Press (OUP)

Action Against Host States of Terrorist Groups

Moir, L. (2016). Action Against Host States of Terrorist Groups. In M. Weller (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Use of Force in International LawOxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/law/9780199673049.003.0033

The concept of non-international armed conflict

Moir, L. (2015). The concept of non-international armed conflict. In A. Clapham, P. Gaeta, & M. Sassòli (Eds.), The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary, 391-414. Oxford University Press (OUP)

'It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a non-international armed conflict!': cross-border hostilities between states and non-state actors

Moir, L. (2014). ‘It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a non-international armed conflict!’: cross-border hostilities between states and non-state actors. In C. Harvey, J. Summers, & N. D. White (Eds.), Contemporary challenges to the laws of war, 71-94. Cambridge University Press (CUP). https://doi.org/10.1017/cbo9781107478725.007

The European Court of Human Rights and international humanitarian law

Moir, L. (2013). The European Court of Human Rights and international humanitarian law. Research handbook on human rights and humanitarian law, 480 - 502. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd

Postgraduate supervision

Professor Moir would be interested in supervising research students on topics in the field of international law - particularly in relation to the use of force and the laws of armed conflict. Completed PhDs - Nneka Okechukwu, The International Legal Framework of Peace Agreements: Power-sharing and its Role in Ending Conflicts in Africa - Maryam Tehrani, Gender Discrimination in Islamic Law - Cailin Mackenzie, International Human Rights Law and the Corporal Punishment of Children - Niranjini Vivekananthan, The International Legal Protection of Civilians Displaced by Non-International Armed Conflict - Gary Wilson, A Study of the Options Available to the United Nations Security Council for the Taking of Military Enforcement Action - Arturo Laurent, The Defendant, the State and the International Criminal Court: Proposals for a Viable Interdependence - James Sweeney, Human Rights, Cultural Dialogue and the European Margin of Appreciation - Hussain Al-Zahrani, Peaceful and Effective Modes of Defining Disputed or Uncertain International Boundaries, with Particular Reference to the Settlement of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Land Boundaries