Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne

About/Bio

Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne is an Associate Professor in Public International Law at the University of Reading. He has a DPhil from the University of Oxford and has research interests in a range of areas of public international law. His monograph Detention in Non-International Armed Conflict, was published by OUP in 2016.

Recently Published

‘Racism will not pass’…

In her excellent recent post, Sejal Parmar takes us through the UN Human Rights Council’s ‘urgent debate’ on racism in US law enforcement that took place in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in May. That debate was initiated by a draft resolution from Burkina Faso (on behalf of the Group of African…

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Joint Symposium: Chatham House Paper on Proportionality in the Conduct of Hostilities

This is the final post in our joint symposium arising out of the publication of the Chatham House report, Proportionality in the Conduct of Hostilities: The Incidental Harm Side of the Assessment. The new research paper published by Chatham House on Proportionality in the Conduct of Hostilities is a rigorous…

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Appealing the High Court’s Judgment in the Public Law Challenge against UK Arms Export Licenses to Saudi Arabia

In May of this year, the Court of Appeal granted leave to appeal the 2017 High Court ruling in Campaign Against the Arms Trade v Secretary of State for International Trade. The case and the High Court’s 2017 judgment have already received some commentary (see here). Simply put, the case concerns a public law challenge…

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