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I have been an academic for almost 30 years having taught at a variety of institutions including the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Reading, Surrey, Oxford, and Sussex.
I took up the position of Dean of the School of Law and Social Sciences at LSBU on 1 February 2015. Previously, I was appointed to a Chair in Law at the Sussex Law School in 2004 and served as Head of the Sussex Law School from 2009-2012.
My primary research interest is in the field of public international law, with a particular specialisation in diplomatic law, as well as immunities from jurisdiction more generally. 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 am the author/editor of 8 books including 3 single-authored monographs, as well as several journal articles and chapters in edited books.
I have served as an advisor to several governments, non-governmental organisations, international corporations and law firms. I am currently a consultant with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) working on the training and development of Honorary Consuls. I am a senior fellow with the Global Citizen Forum, a consultant to the Global Diplomatic Forum and a member of the Advisory Board of Arton Capital. I am a qualified solicitor having completed my training with Dickson Minto W.S. in September 1993.
Postgraduate Research Supervision
|Mr Richard Howard Griffiths||The Honorary Consul in International Law: a vital foreign policy tool in need of modernisation and reform||MRes|
Awarded in the last 5 years
|Mr Majid Alsadi||The Role of the Expatriate Business Community in Rebuilding a State After Forced failure: A Case Study of Iraq||MRes|
|Squire Patton Boggs LLP||2016||Consultancy performed and completed By Professor Craig Barker 2016||Principal Investigator|
|Proposal||Project||Role||Funder||Status||Status last updated|
|Foreign and Commonwealth Office Induction Training||Foreign and Commonwealth Office Induction Training||Principal Investigator||OPEN Potential||Oct 2019|
Mobility, Migration and the Sustainable Development Goals
Barker, C. (2019). Mobility, Migration and the Sustainable Development Goals. Global Citizen Forum.
Substantive International Criminal Law
Barker, JC., Van Der Wilt, H and Myers, B (2018). Substantive International Criminal Law. in: Nollkaemper, A, Reinisch, A, Janik, R and Simlinger, F (ed.) International Law in Domestic Courts Oxford Oxford University Press. pp. 542-576
In Praise of a Self-Contained Regime: Why the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations Remains Important Today
Barker, JC. (2017). In Praise of a Self-Contained Regime: Why the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations Remains Important Today. in: Behrens, P (ed.) Diplomatic Law in a New Millennium Oxford Oxford University Press. pp. 23-42
The responsibility to protect: Lessons from Libya and Syria
Barker, JC (2016). The responsibility to protect: Lessons from Libya and Syria. in: The Liberal Way of War: Legal Perspectives Abingdon Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group). pp. 63-85
Shared foundations and conceptual differentiation in immunities from jurisdiction
Barker, JC. (2015). Shared foundations and conceptual differentiation in immunities from jurisdiction. in: Orakhelashvili, A (ed.) Research Handbook on Jurisdiction and Immunities in International Law Cheltenham Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 185-204
The Pinochet judgment fifteen years on
Barker, JC. (2014). The Pinochet judgment fifteen years on. in: Green, J and Waters, C (ed.) Adjudicating International Human Rights: Essays in Honour of Sandy Ghandhi Leiden, The Netherlands Brill. pp. 50-68
The teaching of international law: fragmentation or cohesion?
Barker, JC. (2014). The teaching of international law: fragmentation or cohesion? in: Anderson, R, Chalmers, J and Macleod, J (ed.) Glasgow Tercentenary Essays: 300 Years of the School of Law Glasgow Avizandum Publishing.
Who cares? Dag Hammarskjold and the limits of responsibility in international law
Barker, JC. (2014). Who cares? Dag Hammarskjold and the limits of responsibility in international law. in: Stahn, C and Melber, H (ed.) Peace diplomacy, global justice and international agency: rethinking human security and ethics in the spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld Cambridge Cambridge University Press. pp. 508-535
The function of diplomatic missions in times of armed conflict or foreign armed intervention
Barker, JC. (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. https://doi.org/10.1163/15718107-08104001