Ian Park


Commander Ian Park was called to the bar of England and Wales in 2003. Thereafter, he completed pupillage at the Chambers of Michael Lawson QC, 23 Essex Street, London and then specialised in international law. He has served in 7 ships and deployed worldwide in support of the Royal Navy’s contribution to defence. Ian has deployed as a legal adviser to the ISAF Joint Command, Kabul, Afghanistan in 2011-12, and on numerous occasions to the Middle East. He also regularly lectures at universities and military academies. Ian is a graduate of Oxford University, and is, or has been, a Hudson Fellow at Oxford University, a visiting fellow at Harvard Law School, and a First Sea Lord's Fellow.

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Joint Series on International Law and Armed Conflict: The Obligation to Investigate Violations of IHL

This is the third post in our joint blog series arising out of the 2016 Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict. The author writes in his personal capacity, the views expressed in this post are his own, and not those of the Royal Navy or UK Ministry of Defence. Introduction…

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