Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne’s new book, Detention in Non-International Armed Conflict, was published on 24 March 2016 in the series Oxford Monographs in International Humanitarian and Criminal Law. Addressing a complex and highly topical issue in international humanitarian law, this is the first book length treatment of the extent to which international law regulates detention in non-international armed conflicts. The book can be found here.
Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne has been awarded the American Society of International Law’s prestigious Francis Lieber Prize for 2016 for his monograph entitled Detention in Non-International Armed Conflict, published recently by Oxford University Press. The prize is awarded annually for the best book in the field of international law and armed conflict.
Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne has co-authored evidence for the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights to assist it in its consideration of the use of armed drones. The evidence was written with Professor Dapo Akande from Oxford, Professor Christof Heyns, UN Special Rapporteur for Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, and Thompson Chengeta of Midlands State University in South Africa. The evidence can be found here.
On Saturday 12 March 2016, the Reading team competed in the UK National Round of the prestigious Telders International Law Moot Competition, which was hosted at the University of Sheffield. The UK round involves teams from across the country competing for a chance to take part in the International Finals in The Hague in April. Telders is an external mooting competition specific to International Law, which is now in its 39th year. The Reading team – Angela Bokias, Coralie Barker, Salvatore D’Arrigo and Katharine Robinson – performed to an extremely high level. They ultimately came second in the competition, only five points behind the eventual winners Inner Temple, who now go on to compete at The Hague. Congratulations to the Reading team!
The Delegation included Dr Rashid Al Balushi (Assistant Dean and Prof of Criminal Law, Sultan Qabous University), Dr.Iman AlBusaidi (Deputy Director, Sultan Qabous Cultural Centre) and Salahaddin Al Saadi (Assistant Director, Internationalisation, Sultan Qabous University).
The group were met by Colleagues from the International Office and the Law School and potential partnership opportunities and ways of working together in the future were discussed.