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Dr Alex Green
LLB (UCL), LLM (UCL), PhD (UCL)
I joined York Law School in 2021, having previously worked as a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and an Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong. In addition, I have held visiting positions at the University of Leeds and the University of Cambridge.
I have an LLB in Law from University College London, as well as an LLM in Human Rights Law and a PhD in Public International Law from the same institution, the latter of which was awarded in 2019. My research interests encompass legal and political theory, ethical and moral philosophy, public international law, private law theory, and human rights.
My more theoretical scholarship encompasses legal and political philosophy, broadly construed. Doctrinally, my main areas of interest are the more ‘constitutional’ elements of public international law, including the law of statehood, the sources of international law, and the principle of sovereign equality.
At present, I have three ongoing strands of research:
‘Ad Hominem Criminalisation and the Rule of Law: The Egalitarian Case against Knife Crime Prevention Orders’ (2022) 42(2) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 634 (co-authored with Dr Jennifer Hendry, University of Leeds).
‘The Creation of States as a Cardinal Point: James Crawford’s Contribution to International Legal Scholarship’ (2022) 40 Australian Year Book of International Law (forthcoming).
‘The Precarious Rationality of International Law: Critiquing the International Rule of Recognition’ (2021) 22(8) German Law Journal 1613
‘Three Models of Political Membership: Delineating ‘The People in Question” (2021) 41(2) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 565
‘Non-Positivist Legal Pluralism and Crises of Legitimacy in Settler-States’ (2019) 14(2) Journal of Comparative Law 267 (co-authored with Dr Jennifer Hendry, University of Leeds)
‘Rights, Risk and the Value of Life: A critical analysis of the right to life under the European Convention on Human Rights’ (2013) 20 Journal of Law and Medicine 877
‘All Taking and No Giving: The Conceptual Trend in Transfers of Ownership’ (2012) 16 The Journal Jurisprudence 495
‘A Philosophical Taxonomy of European Human Rights Law’ (2012) 1 European Human Rights Law Review 71
‘Expanding Law’s Empire: Interpretivism, Morality and the Value of Legality’ (2011) 4(1) European Journal of Legal Studies 121
‘An Absolute Theory of Convention Rights: Why the ECHR Gives Rise to Legal Rights that Cannot Conflict with Each Other’ (2010) 16 UCL Jurisprudence Review 75
'Approaches to International Law: Positivism' in Hauck, Kunz, and Milas, Open Textbook in Public International Law (forthcoming, 2022) (co-authored with Başak Etkin, Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas)
'Subjects and Actors in International Law: States’ in Hauck, Kunz, and Milas, Open Textbook in Public International Law (forthcoming, 2022)
‘Successful Secession and the Value of International Recognition’, forthcoming in Vidmar, McGibbon and Raible, Research Handbook on Secession (Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2021)
‘Legal Theory and Your PhD’, educational podcast for The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies PGR Training Series (23 June 2020)
'The Challenge of Legitimate Governance in CANZUS Settler-States‘’, co-authored with Dr Jennifer Hendry, SLSA Blog (17 May 2019) http://slsablog.co.uk/blog/blog-posts/the-challenge-of-legitimate-governance-in-canzus-settler-states/
‘Team America: Should it (Air)Strike Again?’ Social Justice First (30 August 2013)
‘Why do we Punish War Criminals?’ Social Justice First (24 September 2012)
Academic Associate and Academic Associate Panel Chair, 23 Essex Street Chambers
‘Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law’ (editor)
Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Society of Legal Scholars (Co-Convenor of the Jurisprudence Section)
Socio-Legal Studies Association
Visiting Scholar, Centre for Law and Social Justice, University of Leeds (2019-2021)
Visiting Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge (2019)
Interviewed by Naomi Xu Elegant for Fortune Magazine in ‘Why the U.S. acts as an enforcer of the Hong Kong deal between Britain and Beijing’ (4 June 2020) https://fortune.com/2020/06/04/us-enforce-hong-kong-handover-uk-china/