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Daley Birkett

VC Senior Fellow

Department: Northumbria Law School

Dr Daley J. Birkett joined Northumbria Law School as Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Fellow in September 2019. His research interests lie in the general area of public international law, with a particular focus on the law and practice of international(ised) criminal tribunals and the law regulating the use of force in relations between States (jus ad bellum). Daley has published his research in leading journals, including the Leiden Journal of International Law, the Journal of International Criminal Justice, the Human Rights Law Review, and the Chinese Journal of International Law. He has also contributed chapters to, and/or has edited, books published by Cambridge University Press, Routledge, and Brill Nijhoff.

Daley is a member of the International Law Association Study Group on Asian State Practice of Domestic Implementation of International Law and the Asian Society of International Law Interest Group on International Criminal Law. He holds Ph.D. (University of Amsterdam), LL.M. (Leiden University), and LL.B. (Durham University) degrees and remains affiliated to the Amsterdam Center for International Law’s War Reparations Center as a Research Fellow. Daley is also affiliated with the University of Verona, where he acts as a Visiting Lecturer in the Law of International Organizations at the invitation of Professor Annalisa Ciampi.

Before entering academia, Daley worked as a Legal Consultant to the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials, where he advised the International Judges of the Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia. Daley has also held teaching and/or research positions at the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law at the University of Kiel, the Faculty of Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh, and the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre.

Daley Birkett


  • Law PhD February 19 2021
  • Law LLM July 31 2012
  • Law LLB (Hons) June 29 2011

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Managing Frozen Assets at the International Criminal Court: The Fallout of the Bemba Acquittal, Birkett, D. 23 Aug 2020, In: Journal of International Criminal Justice
  • Pre-trial 'Protective Measures for the Purpose of Forfeiture' at the International Criminal Court: Safeguarding and balancing competing rights and interests, Birkett, D. 1 Sep 2019, In: Leiden Journal of International Law
  • Twenty Years of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Birkett, D. 1 Jun 2019, In: Chinese Journal of International Law
  • Cooperation and the International Criminal Court, Bekou, O., Birkett, D. 26 Apr 2016
  • A War Crimes Tribunal for Sri Lanka?, Jayasinghe, N., Birkett, D. 21 Oct 2014, In: Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law
  • The Legality of the 2011 Kenyan Invasion of Somalia and its Implications for the Jus Ad Bellum, Birkett, D. 1 Dec 2013, In: Journal of Conflict and Security Law

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