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Susan Edwards BA., MA., Ph.D., LLM., Barrister current practice certificate and an Expert Witness and member of the Expert Witness Institute. Door Tenant with Red Lion Chambers in London. Professor of Law (Emerita) and Director of External Relations University of Buckingham. Dean of Law from 2007–2018 and Dean of Research.My professional scholarship however has been shaped by legal activism recognising the need to challenge institutionalised inequality through a critique of law and legal practices and cultural reproduction to effect positive change, resulting in my engagement with:

  • Legal advocacy – Expert witness work in criminal /domestic violence where battered women have killed, been victims of assault and effects of domestic violence in duress, included appearances in court and before the Criminal Cases Compensation Tribunal. member of the Criminal Bar Association and a campaigner for human rights of women, LGBT, minorities, Stop the War Coalition, Amnesty International, Peace and Progress, Bar Human Rights Committee. Currently active in pressing for reform under the Domestic Abuse Bill. 
  • Legal Activism – Worked on Coercion law reform. I am Working on hate crime law reform (law comm and with local partners including Citizenship Foundation). 
  • Legal scholarship – regular contributor to Criminal Law Review and Journal of Criminal Law and to chapters in edited collections in crime and family and minorities. 

Prof Ed Imwinkelried (University of California, Davis), Ed Imwinkelried is the Edward L. Barrett, Jr. Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of California, Davis. He was formerly a member of the law faculties at Washington University and the University of San Diego. He has been a visiting law professor at the Universities of Houston, Illinois, and Ohio State. He has lectured in Australia, China, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Ed is a former chair of the Evidence Section of the American Association of Law Schools. His treatises and texts touch on such subjects as scientific testimony, privilege law, character evidence, and trial advocacy. He served as a member of the Legal Issues Working Group of the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence, a National Institute of Standards and Technology committee on fingerprint analysis, and a Surgeon General's Commission on drug testing in the armed forces.

Paul Roberts is Professor of Criminal Jurisprudence, University of Nottingham School of Law, UK, and Adjunct Professor of Law, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), Beijing. He is a graduate of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Roberts researches and teaches in the areas of criminal procedure and evidence, forensic science, criminal justice and legal theory, with a particular emphasis on comparative, international and philosophical perspectives. He has served as an advisor to the Law Commissions of England and Scotland, to the Crown Prosecution Service, and to the UK Forensic Science Regulator. Current publications include Roberts and Zuckerman, Criminal Evidence (OUP, 3/e 2022); Roberts and Stockdale (eds), Forensic Science Evidence and Expert Witness Testimony (EE, 2018); and Hunter, Roberts, Young and Dixon (ed), The Integrity of Criminal Process (Hart, 2016). In addition to a dozen books and major research reports, Roberts has published over 100 other articles, essays, notes and reviews in law, criminology, philosophy and forensic science books and journals. 

Nick Hall, Nick Hall is Chief Executive of Northumbria Probation Trust, one of the top performing probation trusts in the country. A chartered fellow of the CIPD, Nick is also the lead for both HR and diversity portfolios for the National Probation Chiefs Association and is the chief executive representative of the National Negotiating Committee for pay bargaining for all 35 probation trusts.

As Chief Executive, Nick is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the organisation. Nick joined Northumbria Probation Trust in 2005 as Director of People Management and Organisational Development. He then went on to hold the roles of Director of Resources and then Deputy Chief Executive. Before joining probation, Nick was Head of HR at the North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Prior to that he worked for 15 years in local government within the corporate HR unit and as Strategic HR Manager for education and schools in North Tyneside Council. Until recently Nick was also a Board Member and Director of Childcare Enterprise Ltd, a national community interest company providing daycare and nursery services across the country mainly for large public and private sector organisations.

H. E. Judge Sir Howard Morrison, Judge Morrison sits as one of the 5 Appeals Judges at the International Criminal Court, and is President of the Appeals Division 2017-2018. Educated in schools in the UK and what was then West Germany he read law at London University and, following voluntary service in Africa and UK military service, was called to the UK Bar by Grays Inn in 1977. Before becoming a full time judge in 2004 he had some 30 years in practice at the UK criminal bar both prosecuting and defending in addition to working as Chief Magistrate in Fiji (awarded OBE for leading the Fijian Judiciary during military coups) Senior Magistrate for Tuvalu and an Attorney- General in the Caribbean. He was called to the Bars of Fiji and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. He sat as a member of the Race Relations and Equal Opportunities Committee of the Bar Council being proactive in advocating judicial appointments for female and ethnic minority candidates to the UK judiciary. From 1993 he sat as a part-time Crown Court judge in the UK with authority to try criminal, civil and family law cases. He defended at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague and the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania from 1998 until 2004. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2001 and as a UK Circuit Judge was granted authority to try all classes of criminal cases. He was concurrently Senior Judge of the U.K. Sovereign Base Areas of Cyprus. In 2006 he was awarded CBE for services to international rule of law, particularly in the Middle East. He was in turn selected as a judge of the Special Tribunal for the Lebanon, the UK judge at the ICTY [where he was a trial judge in the case of Radovan Karadzic] before being elected to the International Criminal Court. As of 2017 he has served 28 years as both a part-time and full time judge, predominantly in criminal cases.

He is a Master of the Bench of Grays Inn (where he is also a senior advocacy trainer), an Honorary Professor of Law at Leicester University and a Doctor of Laws of that University, a Senior Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge University and lectures extensively on matters of international criminal and humanitarian law at universities and academic forums worldwide. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. In 2015 he was knighted by HM Queen Elizabeth for services to the international rule of law.

Justice/ Adel Maged
, Adel Maged is the Judge and Vice President of the Egyptian Court of Cassation (Criminal Chambers). He was appointed Public Prosecutor in April 1987, and served as a Judge at the Courts of First Instance, Chief Prosecutor at the Criminal Division of the Court of Cassation, Judge at the Egyptian Court of Appeals, and for several years on secondment to the Ministry of Justice of the United Arab Emirates as a Legal Advisor on International Law and Treaties. In his current capacity, Justice Maged reviews and adjudicates high profile criminal cases, including mass murder, organised crime and terrorism. Justice Maged is also a lecturer in criminal law and criminal procedural law at the Faculty of Sharí‘ah and Law, al-Azhar University in Cairo. He has advised the ICC Office of the Prosecutor and the Arab League of States on international criminal law issues. His publications include books and articles, in Arabic and English, on international criminal law, Islámic (criminal) law, justice reform, transitional justice, combating extremism, terrorism and combating human trafficking. He holds a Bachelor of Law from Alexandria University; LL.M. on Internationalization of Crime and Criminal Justice from Utrecht University; and a Diploma on International Law and Organisation for Development from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.

Dr Gillian Tully
, Gillian has worked in forensic science for 30 years, specialising in forensic genetics, innovation, validation and enhancement of quality standards. Her work has included provision of expert evidence to courts in the UK and overseas, and collaborative working with forensic practitioners around the world. From 2014 – February 2021, Gill held the appointment of Forensic Science Regulator and was responsible for setting quality standards for forensic science in the Criminal Justice System. In March 2021, Gill took up the role of Professor of Practice for Forensic Science Policy and Regulation at King’s College London and formed her own consulting company, Tully Forensic Science Ltd.

In October 2020, she was appointed as a CBE for services to forensic science. Gill is an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, an Honorary Member of the Society of Legal Scholars and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Natural History Museum. She has published widely in the fields of forensic genetics, quality standards and expert evidence.

Professor Michael Bohlander
,From 1991 until joining Durham Law School in 2004, I had been a trial and appellate judge in criminal and civil matters in the courts of the East German Free State of Thuringia, in the transitional stage after German unification in 1990. From October 1989 to April 1990, I served a pupillage with Geoffrey Mercer QC at what is now Walnut House Chambers in Exeter, mainly in criminal cases. From 1999 until 2001 he served as the Senior Legal Officer of a Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague, and later helped train the judges of the Iraqi High Tribunal which tried Saddam Hussein. I have been active in judicial training in several transitional countries since 2001, at the request of the International Bar Association, the OSCE, the United Nations and for the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation. A major research interest of mine lies in informing the international debate regarding comparative criminal justice systems and general principles of law, with a particular emphasis on German law. The German Federal Ministry of Justice lists my English translations of the German Criminal Code and of the Act on International Cooperation in Criminal Matters on its official website. The translation of the German Criminal Code was translated into Farsi and published in Iran in 2010, making it the first time that the German Criminal Code became available in that language. This was followed by the translation of his monograph "Principles of German Criminal Law" which was published in Iran in 2011. My third book on German law, "Principles of German Criminal Procedure", is currently also being translated into Farsi. My second major research focus relates to developing a genuine conversation between secular and Islamic law and legal theory, beyond a mere exchange of views and towards a deeper mutual understanding as a precondition to overcoming traditional stereotypes on both sides. Together with my Iranian colleague, Dr Mohammad Hedayati-Kakhki, I founded the research group Islam, Law and Modernity in 2011. In April 2012 I taught as the first non-Muslim visiting professor at the Faculty of Shari'ah and Law of Al Azhar University in Cairo. More info including research interests and publications can be found on my Durham webpage.

Matthew R. Crowe
, Matthew (M.Law, BPTC) is a Middle Temple Queen Mother’s Scholar and a Harold G. Fox Scholar. He is currently a pupil Barrister at Trinity Chambers ( and a consultant with GRC LLP. Matthew focuses on domestic and international criminal law. He has been involved in cases in the Crown Court both defending and prosecuting, and at the ICC, ICJ, ICTY and more generally in Asia, North America and Eastern Europe. Matthew’s recent publications include two chapters on international criminal law, co-authored with Wayne Jordash QC. They are published by Oxford University Press and Palgrave Macmillan. He is a former Visiting Researcher at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. He is a Fellow of the Center for International Legal Studies. 

Paul Jarvis, MA/Law (Cantab), 
Paul is a barrister in private practice at 6KBW College Hill in London. He was called to the Bar in 2001. He specialises in crime, fraud, confiscation and asset forfeiture, and administrative law. In 2015, he became a monitoree for the position of Treasury Counsel at the Central Criminal Court. He was formerly a researcher for the Criminal Team at the Law Commission. He is a contributing editor of Blackstones’ Criminal Practice, Millingon and Sutherland Williams on the Proceeds of Crime, and EU Law in Criminal Practice, all published by Oxford University Press. He also writes articles and case comments for the Criminal Law Review.

Asli Abbasi
, Asli Abbasi is a law researcher working part-time for the UNESCO Chair for Human Rights, Peace and Democracy at Shahid Beheshti University. She is responsible for the Women’s Rights Group, and Human Rights and New Technologies Group. She is a member of International Union for Conservation of Nature & World Commission on Environmental Law.

She completed her Public International Law Ph.D., M.A. of Environmental law at Shahid Beheshti University and her undergraduate studies at Shiraz State University. Her research interests include human rights law, international environmental law and international and comparative criminal law. She has published some translated books including Globalization and Crime, Principles of Water Law and Management, Human Rights in Education, Science and Culture, Principles of German Criminal Law, Negotiation Theory and Strategy. Currently, she is serving as a consultant to the Ministry of Justice in field of children rights. Find out more.

Prof Jarosław Zagrodnik (Silesia University in Katowice, Poland)
, Professor Zagrodnik cooperates with the National Chamber of Tax Advisors, with Opole Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law, with Katowice Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law and with Cracow Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law. He is an active legal counsel and an expert in change of a legislative level in the field of criminal procedure law, criminal law, penal fiscal law, penal fiscal proceedings and liability of collective entities for acts prohibited under penalty. He is a member in the Codification Commission that was set up by self-governance's authorities, the National Bar Association and The National Bar of Attorneys-at-Law for Congress of Polish Lawyers. He is the supervisor of Criminal Procedure Law Research Circle ''Iustitia'', Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal ,,Problemy Prawa Karnego’’ and reviewer in numerous scientific journals. His scientific work and research activities work have earned him numerous Rector's Awards. Professor’s Jarosław Zagrodnik research interests are concentrated on summary of the criminal process, the issue of the rights of the victim in criminal proceedings, of the liability of collective entities for acts prohibited under penalty. He is an author of more than 90 scientific and didactic papers. 

Dr. Meas Bora
, Meas Bora received both his Master and Doctoral Degree in Law from Nagoya University Graduate School of Law, Japan, after graduation from Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences in 1998, Phnom Penh of Cambodia. He obtained the United Nations International Law Fellowship Program to study international law at the Hague Academy of International Law, the Netherlands, in 2011. In 2015, he was a visiting researcher at the Centre for Asian Legal Exchange in Japan on Criminal Liability of Legal Person. He is the president of the Cambodian University for Specialties (CUS) since October 2018. He has given lectures on international law, human rights, international criminal justice to the universities and the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia. He wrote several articles in English on extradition, human rights, criminal procedure, rights of accused, and one book in Khmer on introduction to public international law. He was a legal team leader of Office of the Co-Investigating Judges of Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Since 2015, he is a member of the Council of Jurists of the Council of Ministers, Royal Governement of Cambodia, and in 2018, was appointed as one of members of National Committee of Cambodia ASEAN Law Association (ALA). He was admitted to Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia in 2012, and in 2017 a vice-chair of the international law and human rights commission thereof. Before being this, he was a consultant for the UNICEF in Cambodia on the edition of draft report on the implementation by the Kingdom of Cambodia of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and for the Cambodian National Council for Children on Analysis of Legal Framework for the Protection of Children in Cambodia.

Sir David Baragwanath KNZM, Q.C
, currently President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon created by the United Nations Security Council, formerly a Judge of the New Zealand Court of Appeal and a former President of the New Zealand Law Commission.

Michael G. Thompson
 LL.B (Hons), PGCE, Head of National Fingerprint Training, People and Development, National Policing Improvement Agency

Lynn Barron
, Mental Health Liaison Team, Newcastle Crown Court.

HH Judge Earl
, District Judge Northumbria

David Cornberg
, Equity partner in a two partner practice. Haswell and Cornberg Solicitors. LLP. Specialising in Criminal Law, the original Crime only practice in the City. Both partners are Solicitor Advocates (Crime). Offices in Heaton and Gosforth.

Angela J. Kirtley
, Associate, Medical Law and Patients Rights, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

Ian Shaw
, Future Forensics Project, School of Applied Sciences

Dr James Stoddart
, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, Bamburgh Clinic, St. Nicholas Hospital

HHJ Sloan, Q.C
., Hon. Recorder of Newcastle upon Tyne

Helen Railton
, Senior Fingerprint Officer, Northumbria Police, Fingerprint Bureau

Jennifer Coxon
, Solicitor

Dr Roderick Munday
, Fellow and Director of Studies in Law; Steward and Wine Steward; Peterhouse, Cambridge


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