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Dr Emily Haslam joined Kent Law School in 2004, having worked as a lecturer at the University of Sussex and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. She is a graduate of LSE (LL.B, Phd) and King's College London (LLM). Her doctoral research explored the vital role played by civil society consent and contestation in the development and enforcement of international criminal law. 

Emily's current research interests lie in international criminal law, more specifically in the relationships between international criminal law and civil society; in the construction of victims in international criminal law and legal processes, and in nineteenth century slave trade abolition litigation.  Much of her current research draws on archival work to interrogate the contribution of slave trade abolition litigation to the development of international law and to reflect upon post-colonial continuities in international criminal legal practices and discourses.  She is a member of the Centre for Critical International Law at Kent (Cecil).  

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Haslam, E. (2016). International Criminal Law and Legal Memories of Abolition: Intervention, Mixed Commission Courts and "Emancipation". Journal of the History of International Law [Online] 18:420-447. Available at:
Haslam, E. and Edmunds, R. (2014). Victim Participation, Politics and the Construction of Victims at the International Criminal Court: Reflections on Proceedings in Banda and Jerbo. Melbourne Journal of International Law 14:727-747.
Haslam, E. and Edmunds, R. (2012). Managing a New Partnership: Professionalization, Intermediaries and the International Criminal Court. Criminal Law Forum [Online]:1-37. Available at:
Haslam, E. and Edmunds, R. (2012). Common Legal Representation at the International Criminal Court: More Symbolic than Real? . International Criminal Law Review 12:871-903.
Haslam, E. (2011). Subjects and Objects: International Criminal Law and the Institutionalization of Civil Society . International Journal of Transitional Justice 5:221-240.
Haslam, E. (2011). Population Transfer. Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [Online]. Available at:
Haslam, E. (2011). UNRRA. Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [Online]. Available at:
Haslam, E. and Mansell, W. (2005). John Bolton and the US Retreat from International Law. Social and Legal Studies [Online] 14:459-485. Available at:
Haslam, E. and Dembour, M. (2004). Silencing Hearings? Victim/Witnesses at War Crimes Trials. European Journal of International Law [Online] 15:151-177. Available at:
Haslam, E. (2002). Unlawful Population Transfer and the Limits of International Criminal Law. Cambridge Law Journal 61:66-75.
Book section
Haslam, E. (2014). Silences in International Criminal Legal Histories and the Construction of the Victim Subject of International Criminal Law: the Nineteenth-century Slave Trading Trial of Joseph Peters. in: Schwobel, C. ed. Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law: an introduction. London: Routledge, pp. 181-195.
Haslam, E. (2012). Redemption, Colonialism and International Criminal Law: the nineteenth century slave trading trials of Samo and Peters . in: Kirkby, D. ed. Past Law, Present Histories: From Settler Colonies to International Justice. ANU e-press. Available at:
Haslam, E. (2007). Law, Civil Society and Contested Justice at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. in: Dembour, M. -B. and Kelly, T. eds. Paths to International Justice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Haslam, E. (2004). Victim Participation at the International Criminal Court: A Triumph of Hope over Experience? in: McGoldrick, D., Rowe, P. and Donnelly, E. eds. The Permanent International Criminal Court: Legal and Policy Issues. Oxford: Hart, pp. 315-334.
Haslam, E. (2004). Human Rights and Hegemony in the War against Terror. in: Eden, P. and O'Donell, T. eds. September 11, 2001: A Turning Point In International And Domestic Law? Ardsley, New York: Transnational International, pp. 363-385. Available at:
Total publications in KAR: 15 [See all in KAR]
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Teaching and Supervision

Current Teaching:

Emily teaches public International Law, International Criminal Law and Transnational Criminal Law


Emily is happpy to supervise in the area of International Criminal Law and some aspects of Public International Law.

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Other Academic Activities

Editorial Work

Feminist Legal Studies Case notes editor (2005-2007), board member (2007-2011).

Professional Societies

Member SLS.


Co-director of postgraduate research and co-director of Centre for Critical International Law.

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