Dr James SummersSenior Lecturer
LAW 257X International Law
LLM 220 Rights of Peoples, Minorities and Indigenous Peoples
LLM 221/d The Law of International Organisations and Institutions
Dr. James Summers lectures in international law and is the Director of the Centre for International Law and Human Rights at Lancaster University.
I am available for interviews on issues relating to international law and international affairs, especially national and ethnic conflicts.
Associated Press TV (Interpol and China) 8 October 2018
Islam Channel (US sanctions on Iran) 3 October 2018
BBC News Channel/Radio 2/Local Radio (Skripal poisoning) 12 Sepember 2018
TRT World (Palestine and the International Criminal Court), 22 May 2018
Al-Jazeera (chemical weapons in Syria), 9 April 2018
TRT World and France 24 (Catalonia referendum), 2 October 2017
Sky News (Catalonia referendum), 29 September 2017
TRT World (Catalonia and Kurdish referendum), 28 September 2017
France 24 (Catalonia referendum), 22 September 2017.
James Summers and Alex Gough (eds.), Non-State Actors and International Obligations (Nijhoff 2018)
Special Edition, 'Self-Determination, Resources and Borders' 22 International Journal on Minority and Group Rights (2015).
James Summers, Peoples and International Law (Second Revised Edition), (Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden, 2014).
Caroline Harvey, James Summers and Nigel White (eds.), Comtemporary Challenges to the Laws of War: Essays in Honour of Professor Peter Rowe (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2014).
Dr Summers' research interests lie generally in international law and its construction. He has particular interests in the field of peoples' rights, self-determination and statehood and the related cross-disciplinary topic of nationalism. Dr Summers also have interests in the use of force and the laws of war, in international organisations and international environmental law
PhD Supervision Interests
Dr Summers is happy to supervise projects in any field of international law, but particularly areas in the field of peoples' rights, the use of force and international institutional law.
Future of International Law and Cyber Warfare (Funded by SECURITY FUTURES)
17/07/2013 → 19/07/2013
Human rights and boundaries
01/03/2013 → …
- Centre for Law and Society
- CILHR Centre for International Law and Human Rights
- Security Lancaster (Policy, Law and Ethics)