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Dr Conall Mallory

Senior Lecturer in Law

Department: Northumbria Law School

Conall obtained his PhD in Law from Northumbria University in 2015.

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Conall graduated from Northumbria University in 2009 with an LLB (Hons) Law LPC Exempting degree. In 2010 he attained an LLM in Human Rights Law from Queen’s University Belfast. While studying towards his LLM Conall also worked as a campaigns intern for Amnesty International. On completion of his master’s degree Conall returned to Northumbria University to commence his PhD studies under the supervision of Professor Rhona Smith. His research focused on the extraterritorial application of human rights treaties. Beginning his PhD as a full-time student in November 2010 he later transferred to part-time study in September 2012 on commencement of a full-time academic lectureship. Conall received his PhD in Law from Northumbria University in 2015.  

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LLB (Hons) LPC Exempting; LLM; PhD; PGHEP; FHEA

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Conall’s research interests are in international law, international human rights law, public law and civil liberties. His PhD thesis was titled ‘Exporting Rights: Extraterritorial Obligations in the European Convention on Human Rights after the Iraq Conflict’. This thesis and his subsequent publications have considered the geographic application of human rights laws. He is also interested in the following areas:
-          The application of Laws to Migrants at Sea
-          The use of force in International Law (with a particular focus on the Responsibility to Protect)
-          Consular Law and Practice
-          The Death Penalty
-          Citizenship

Conall teaches Equity and Trusts Law, International Law, Public Law, the Law of the European Union and Legal Research methods. 

Professional Activity

  • Member of Canadian Law and Society Association

  • Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
  • Member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association

Current/Recent Projects

Equality and Human Rights Commission, Populating the Measurement Framework: collecting evidence against human rights indicators, Dec 2013 – March 2014, researcher on work supported by EHRC grant, researcher.

Report of the Queen’s University Belfast Human Rights Centre Ad Hoc Working Group on Forced Labour as an International Crime presented to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, March 2010, Researcher.

Co-organiser of the SLS funded Iraq: Legal-Political Legacies conference at Northumbria University in January 2016

Key Publications


Conall Mallory, ‘Abolitionists at Home and Abroad: A Right to Consular Assistance and the Death Penalty’, Melbourne Journal of International Law (2016) 17(1) (available online).

Conall Mallory, ‘Membership and the UN Human Rights Council’, Canadian Journal of Human Rights, (2013) 2(1), 1-38.

Conall Mallory, ‘European Court of Human Rights Al-Skeini and Others v United Kingdom (Application No 55721/07) judgment of 7 July 2011’, International & Comparative Law Quarterly, (2012) 61(1), 301-312.

Conall Mallory & Stuart Wallace, 'The ‘deterrent argument’ and the responsibility to protect', (2015) 19(8) The International Journal of Human Rights, 1213-1226.

Book chapters:

Rhona Smith and Conall Mallory, ‘The European Human Rights System’ in Gentian Zyberi (ed), An Institutional Approach to the Responsibility to Protect, (CUP 2013).

Conference Papers:

‘The Libyan Intervention and Responsibility While Protecting’, co-presented with Dr Stuart Wallace (April 2016) at ‘Evaluating the Impact of R2P’, University of Lincoln.

‘Civis Romanus Sum and the Legal Protection of Nationals Abroad’ (March 2016) at American Society of Comparative Law, Younger Comparativists Conference, Tulane Law School.

‘A Distillation: The Iraq War and its Aftermath’, co-presented with Dr David McGrogan (January 2015) at SLS funded ‘Iraq: Legal Political Legacies’ Conference, Northumbria University.

‘Consular Assistance in Death Penalty Cases’ (June 2015) at Canadian Law and Society Association, University of Ottawa.

‘Migrants at Sea: An Intersection between Legal and Moral Obligations’ (May 2015) at Law and Society Association, Seattle.

‘Extraterritorial Obligations in the European Convention on Human Rights after the Iraq War’ (April 2014) at Human Rights Centre Annual Doctoral Conference, NUI Galway.

‘Defining the Edge of Protection: The State Agent Authority Exception in Article 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights’ (June 2013) at Canadian Law and Society/Law and Society Association of Australia & New Zealand, University of British Columbia. 

‘The European Convention on Human Rights and Jurisdictional Links during Military Operations’ (April 2013) at 4th Scottish Colloquium for Early Career Researchers, University of Dundee.

‘Article 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Jurisdiction through Force’ (September 2012) at School of Law Research Conference, Northumbria University.

‘The Development of Jurisdiction in the European Convention on Human Rights in Light of Recent Iraq War Cases’ (July 2012) at 9th Annual International Conference on Law, Athens Institute for Education and Research.


‘Exporting Rights’: Jurisdiction and the European Convention of Human Rights’, (April 2012) at Northumbria University Research Conference.


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