|Post:||Professor of Law (Law, Justice and Violence Research Centre)|
|Location:||Mantell Building 2b23|
|International:||+44 1273 678656|
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- LL.B. Glasgow (1987)
- Ph.D. Glasgow (1991)
- Diploma in Legal Practice, Glasgow (1991) Qualified as solicitor after training with Dickson Minto WS in Edinburgh and London (1993)
- Lecturer in Law, University of Reading, 1993-2000 Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Reading 2000-2004
Director, Centre for Responsiblity, Rights and the Law
My primary research interest is in the field of public international law. I completed my PhD on the topic of "The Abuse of Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities" in 1991 and have subsequently written on international immunities from jurisdiction in relation to diplomats, states and heads of state. I have also researched the relationship between international law and international relations and aspects of international criminal law. I completed a book examining The Legal Protection of Diplomatic Personnel in 2006. I am also co-author of The Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (OUP, 3rd ed, 2009). More recently I have been analysing and commenting on the Germany v Italy Immunity Case at the Internaitonal Court of Justice, as well as the concept of "responsibility to protect".
I am International Cases editor for the International and Comparative Law Quarterly and book reviews editor for the British Yearbook of International Law.
I welcome PhD proposals relating to public international law generally, particularly those related to jurisdiction and immunities; to international criminal law; and increasingly, in the field of international commercial law, particularly in relation to comemrcial and investment arbitration.
My research in the field of public international law has informed my teaching at Sussex across a range of modules including Public International Law (LLB); Theory and Research in International Law (LLM), International Law: Rights and Responsibilities (LLM), and The Legal Regulation of Armed Conflict (LLM). In particular, I am interested in understanding the various conceptual approaches to the study of internationl law as well as specific issues, including the use of force and responsibility to protect.
My interest in international criminal law stemmed from my work on the Pinochet case in the English courts and has led me to examine the relationship between different subdisciplines of international law as well as the relationship between international law and domestic law which I use in my teaching on modules such as Theory and Research in International Criminal Law (LLM), The Nature and Institutions of International Criminal Law (LLM); and International Crimes (LLM) as well as my most recent module on Corruption and the Law in relation to which I am focusing on issues such as prevention and the extraterritorial enforcement of criminal obligations.
Finally, my interest in the fragmentation of international law has led me to analyse and consider elements of interntional trade and commerce which I bring into my teaching in modules dealing with The Legal Regulation of International Trade (LLM), Transnational Commercial Law (LLM); International Trade: Issues and Challenges (LLM)and International Commercial Arbitration (LLM).
In 2013-14 I am teaching on the following modules:
International Trade: Issues and Challenges (LLM)
The Legal Regulation of International Trade (LLM)
Transnational Comemrcial Law (LLM)
International Comemrcial Law (LLM)
Corruption and the Law (LLM)
Barker, J Craig (2013) Negotiating the complex interface between state immunity and human rights: an analysis of the international court of justice decision in Germany v Italy. International Community Law Review, 15 (4). pp. 415-436. ISSN 1871-9740
Barker, J Craig (2013) International Court of Justice: jurisdictional immunities of the State (Germany v Italy) judgment of 3 February 2012. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 62 (3). pp. 741-752. ISSN 0020-5893
Barker, J Craig (2012) The function of diplomatic missions in times of armed conflict or foreign armed intervention. Nordic Journal of International Law, 81 (4). pp. 387-406. ISSN 0902-7351
Grant, JP (2009) Parry and Grant encyclopaedic dictionary of international law. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195389777
Barker, Craig John and Garrod, Matthew (2009) National Report (United Kingdom) to the European Commission CARE Project. Unset. Unset.
Barker, Craig and Garrod, Matthew (2008) Security or Responsibility: The UK Borders Act 2007 and the Automatic Deportation of Foreign Prisoners. Contemporary Issues In Law, 9 (2). pp. 93-111. ISSN 1357-0374
Barker, Craig (2007) The legal position and functions of consuls. In: The Harvard Research in International Law: Contemporary Analysis and Appraisal. Fred B Rothman, pp. 179-202. ISBN 9780837730387
Barker, Craig (2007) The politics of international law making: constructing security in response to global terrorism. Journal of International Law and International Relations, 3 (1). pp. 5-29. ISSN 1712-2988
Barker, Craig (2006) The Protection of Diplomatic Personnel. Ashgate. ISBN 0754623521
Grant, John P, Barker, J Craig and Parry, Clive (2004) Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law. Oceana Publications. ISBN 9780379214499
Ghandhi, P R and Barker, J C (2001) The Pinochet Judgement:Analysis and Implications. Indian Journal of International Law, 40 (4). pp. 657-710. ISSN 0019-5294
- Monday 14:00-15:00 (Please sign up for an appointment on the list outside my office.)
- Wednesday 12:00-13:00 (Please sign up for an appointment on the list outside my office.)