Research

 

I am broadly interested in legal development in post-conflict States and more specifically in the area of criminal law and counter-terrorism. I am particularly interested in criminal justice reform in Afghanistan and legislation relating to supporting victims of acts of terrorism.

In addition, connected to my work with the Family Law Clinic, I am interested in the effects of public funding cuts on the provision of legal advice and assistance on family-related matters in East Sussex. This would include collating research materials from the courts, practitioners, litigants-in-person and the judiciary. 

 

Selected Publications

Legal Transplants as Tools for Post-Conflict Criminal Law Reform: Justification and Evaluation’ Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (3)1:1-26 (2014)

Legal Transplants as Solutions for Criminal Law Reform in Post-Intervention States: Afghanistan’s Interim Criminal Procedure Code 2004 – a Successful or Lethal Transplant?’ 61 American Journal of Comparative Law 51-92 (2013)

 

Selected Presentations

'Good Practices and Services in Support of Victims of Serious Crime: Restorative Justice and Compensation,’ Training Workshop on the ‘Support of victims of acts of terrorism and protection of human rights standards in line with national and international legal instruments and good practices’, Bishkek, 25-27 November 2014

 'Victims of Acts of Terrorism: International Human Rights Standards,’ Training Workshop on the ‘Support of victims of acts of terrorism and protection of human rights standards in line with national and international legal instruments and good practices’, Bishkek, 25-27 November 2014

'Applicable European legislation to counter the appeal of terrorism and violent extremism,’  Training Session and National Workshop on “Strengthening Criminal Justice Mechanisms in Afghanistan to counter the appeal of terrorism in accordance with the relevant international legal instruments, Security Council resolutions and the rule of law,” Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14 - 17 April 2014

The implementation of mechanisms to counter the appeal of terrorism and radicalisation in accordance with UK legislation,’Training Session and National Workshop on “Strengthening Criminal Justice Mechanisms in Afghanistan to counter the appeal of terrorism in accordance with the relevant international legal instruments, Security Council resolutions and the rule of law,” Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14 - 17 April 2014

'The United Kingdom’s Approach to Protecting and Supporting Victims of Crime within its Criminal Justice System,’ National Workshop and Training Session on the ‘Criminal Justice Response to Support Victims of Acts of Terrorism,’ Kabul, 24-27 February 2014

'The Interim Criminal Procedure Code 2004: An Appropriate Legal Transplant for the Reform of Afghanistan’s Criminal Law Framework?’ SLSA Conference, University of Sussex, April 2011

'Legal Transplants and Legal Development: Criminal Justice Reform in Afghanistan and the Counter Narcotics Law 2005,' SLSA Conference, University of West England, April 2010

'Law reform and the Afghan Counter Narcotics Law 2005,' Kyrgyzstan Criminal Law Reform Conference, University of Sussex, September 2009



 

Consultancies

April 2011: Advisor to Alistair Burt MP on the UK's role in justice and rule of law development in Afghanistan, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UNODC: International Legal Expert, Abu Dhabi (April 2014), Kyrgyzstan (November 2014), Vienna (February 2017)

OSCE: International Legal Expert (2015)