Matthew Alan Wetherill

PhD Student


Matthew Alan Wetherill is a PhD researcher in International Law with a focus on International Criminal Law. His research topic focuses on acts which have not been included within the Rome Statute and how the principle of nullum crimen sine lege impacts their incorporation within Crimes Against Humanity as an 'other inhumane act'. His research interests include: International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law, Judicial Creativity, Fair Trial Rights, Constitutionalism, and Critical Legal Theory.

He received his BA in Political Science, Japanese and International Relations from the Ohio State University. Following this he received an MA in International Relations from Waseda University in Tokyo and then his LL.M. in Public International Law from the Brussels School of International Studies in 2015. Shortly afterwards he began his PhD in International Law.

Matthew is currently a teaching assistant for Fundamentals of Dissertation and Research (FDR).

Research Interests

Matthew Alan Wetherill is currently reading for a PhD in International Law


Professor Yutaka Arai and Dr. Harm Schepel