Dr Emily Haslam

Senior Lecturer in International Law,
Co-Director of Postgraduate Research,
Co-Director Centre for Critical International Law,
LLM Pathway Convenor for International Criminal Justice
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Dr Emily Haslam


Dr Emily Haslam is a Senior Lecturer in International Law at Kent Law School and co-director of the Centre for Critical International Law. She was previously a lecturer at the University of Sussex and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. She completed her undergraduate degree in Law with German Law at the LSE and Marburg University, Germany, her LLM in International Law at King’s College, London and her PhD at the LSE. She studied for the Bar at the Inns of Court School of Law where she was a recipient of a Harmsworth Scholarship from Middle Temple. 

Research interests

Dr Haslam’s research interests lie in the field of international criminal law specifically the treatment of victims, international criminal legal history and the role of resistance and civil society in international criminal law. Her monograph, which writes the slave trade and abolition, and the figure of the recaptive, into international criminal legal history, was published in 2019 by Routledge. She is currently completing an introduction to critical international criminal law and she is co-investigator (with Dr Suhraiya Jivraj) on a project which explores law and the commemoration of controversial historical figures in the built environment. She is working on a new research project which explores peace gardens and peace gardening in international law.  



  • International Law Principles and Sources LAWS6420


  • International Criminal Law LAWS8460
  • Transnational Criminal Law LAWS8860 


Dr Haslam is keen to supervise students in the following areas:

  • International criminal law and transitional justice
  • International legal history
  • Public international law
  • Slavery and the slave trade in international law, memory and history
  • International law, civil society and resistance 


Member of the Society of Legal Scholars and the Socio-Legal Studies Association. Former editorial board member of Feminist Legal Studies and feminists@law 

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