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Dr John Jupp

Post:Lecturer in Law (Law)
Other posts:Teaching Fellow (Law)

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 877272
International:+44 1273 877272

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John previously worked as a solicitor and was a partner at two law firms before joining London Metropolitan University as a Senior Lecturer, Team Leader and Principal Lecturer. On joining Sussex in 2015 John established the first in-house legal clinic at the Law School, known as the Family Law Clinic which is now part of Sussex Clinical Legal Education ( Run with assistance from law students in a similar manner to a law practice it provides free legal advice to members of the local community on a range of family-related issues. 

John's research is centred around terrorism and criminal justice reform in post-conflict states. He is an independent expert adviser on counter terrorism at the United Nations. He has contributed to high-level international conferences on rule of law reform in Afghanistan and has worked as an international legal expert for UNODC in Vienna, Abu Dhabi and Krygyzstan on issues relating to victims of crime, countering radicalization and international human rights.

In 2016 John was successfully awarded funding from the ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund IAA and was the Principal Investigator for Sussex in a collaborative project with UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch. The project, entitled 'Strengthening Legal Protections and Support for Victims of Terrorism During Criminal Proceedings in Afghanistan' involved a review of international and Afghan legislative frameworks and good practice guidelines; convening a 2-day conference at United Nations headquarters in Vienna; and drafting a Good Practices report with recommendations. These are under review at the national level in Afghanistan.

In 2019 John successfully obtained further funding from both the ESRC and the International Development Challenge Fund (IDCF) to support his research project on victim support in Afghanistan. John chaired an expert group meeting at Abu Dhabi in June 2019 and authored an Advanced good Practices report with recommendations for the reform of criminal law in Afghanistan to strengthen proections for victims of terrorism.

John was appointed as a counter-terrorism expert for the Education for Justice (E4J) project, UNODC in January 2017 and was the co-lead Investigator on the first E4J project on 'Strengthening Research and Evaluation Capacity on Linkages Between Organized Crime and Terrorism Within Tertiary Institutions Globally' (2017-2019). Specifically, John has worked on the nexus between crime and terrorism in a global context as part of this project and co-authored a tertiary-level module 'Linkages Between Organised Crime and Terrorism' which is intedned for use as a teaching tool for lecturers at Universities worldwide.

John is also currently co-authoring (with Dr. Matthew Garrod) 'Re-thinking the 'Crime-Terrorism Nexus': A Critical Appraisal from a Global Perspective' (Routledge).


Teaching Awards

University Award for Excellence in Teaching (2017) - Outstanding Suppport for the Learning Experience of Students

University Award for Excellence in Teaching (2019) - Learning Together Award (The Sussex Clinic Legal Education Programme)




Lecturer in Law and Solicitor

Director of the Sussex Terrorism and Extremism Research Network (STERN)

Director of the Family Law Clinic

Deputy Director of Clinical Legal Education