Matthew William Saul

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Biography

Matthew Saul is an international lawyer with particular expertise in general international law, international human rights law, and international adjudication. He is a researcher at PluriCourts - Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order.

 

Matthew’s research often deals with themes that sit at the intersection between international law and politics. Presently, he focuses on the interaction between national parliaments and judicial and quasi-judicial international human rights bodies. His edited volume (with Follesdal and Ulfstein), The International Human Rights Judiciary and National Parliaments: Europe and Beyond, will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. His article on the European Court of Human Right's Margin of Appreciation and the Processes of National Parliaments was published in the Human Rights Law Review (OUP) in 2015. His follow up article will soon be published in the International Journal of Human Rights.

 

Matthew also works on the interplay between post-conflict reconstruction policy and international law. He recently published an edited volume (with Sweeney) on International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy (Routledge) (see review in the ICLQ, blog symposium at International Law Observer). His working paper on International Law and the Legitimacy of Interim Governments was recently published as part of the ESIL SSRN Conference Paper Series. His monograph on the role of international law in popular governance of post-conflict reconstruction was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014 (see review in New York University Journal of International Law and Politics Summer 2015). He is the co-editor of the Routledge book series Post-Conflict Law and Justice.

 

Prior to moving to Oslo to work on the European Research Council funded project, MultiRights, Matthew was a lecturer at Durham University, UK (2008 – 2013). At Durham, he developed and taught on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including public international law, international investment law, European Union Constitutional Law, intellectual property law, and research methods. Matthew successfully defended his PhD on the topic of international law and post-conflict reconstruction (supervised by Prof. Nigel D. White) at the University of Sheffield in 2009.

 

Matthew's research is available on his SSRN Page his Academia.edu page or from the links in his publication list below.

 

Tags: International Law, democracy, self-determination, political participation, human rights bodies, local ownership, post-conflict reconstruction, legitimacy

Publications

Books: monograph

• Saul, M. (2014). Popular Governance of Post-Conflict Reconstruction: The Role of International Law. Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Books: edited

• Saul, M. & Follesdal, A. & Ulfstein, G. (2017, forthcoming). The International Human Rights Judiciary and National Parliaments: Europe and Beyond. Cambridge University Press.

• Saul, M. & Sweeney, J. A. (2015). International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy. Abingdon: Routledge.

• French, D., Saul, M. & White, N. D. (2010). International Law and Dispute Settlement: New Problems and Techniques. Studies in International Law 28. Oxford: Hart.

Books: sections

• Saul, M. (2017, forthcoming). The Practice of Shared Responsibility in Relation to Internationally Administered Territories. In The Practice of Shared Responsibility in International Law. Nollkaemper, P. A., Plakokefalos, I. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

• Saul, M. (2014). Conclusion: Towards a Fuller Understanding of the Foundations, Practice, and Future of the Role of International Law in Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy. In Saul, M. & Sweeney, J. A. (2015). International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy. Abingdon: Routledge.

• Saul, M. (2014). International Law and the Identification of an Interim Government to Lead Post-Conflict Reconstruction. In Saul, M. & Sweeney, J. A. (2015). International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy. Abingdon: Routledge.

• Saul, M. (2014). Creating Popular Governments in Post-Conflict Situations: The Role of International Law. In  Jus Post Bellum. Stahn, C., Easterday, J. S., and Iverson, J. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

• Saul, M. & White, N. D. (2010). Legal Means of Dispute Settlement in the Field of Collective Security: The Quasi-Judicial Powers of the Security Council. In International Law and Dispute Settlement: New Problems and Techniques. French, D., Saul, M. & White, N. D. Oxford: Hart. 191 - 224.

• Saul, M. (2010). The Impact of the Legal Right to Self-Determination on the Law of Occupation as a Framework for Post-Conflict State Reconstruction. In International Law and Armed Conflict: Challenges in the 21st Century. Quenivet, N. & Shah, S. The Hague: T.M.C Asser Press. 398-416.

Journal articles:

• Saul, M. (2016). Structuring evaluations of parliamentary processes by the European Court of Human Rights. The International Journal of Human Rights.

• Saul, M. (2015). The European Court of Human Right's Margin of Appreciation and the Processes of National Parliaments. Human Rights Law Review 15 (4) 745 - 774.

• Saul, M. (2014). Identifying Jus Cogens Norms: The Interaction of Scholars and International Judges. Asian Journal of International Law (available on First View here, copyright Cambridge University Press)

• Saul, M. (2012). Local Ownership of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: Restorative and Retributive Effects. International Criminal Law Review 12: 427 - 456.

• Saul, M. (2012). The Search for an International Legal Concept of Democracy: Lessons from the Post-Conflict Reconstruction of Sierra Leone. Melbourne Journal of International Law 13(1): 540 - 568.

• Saul, M. (2011). Local Ownership of Post-Conflict Reconstruction in International Law: The Initiation of International Involvement. Journal of Conflict and Security Law 16(1): 165-206.

• Saul, M. (2011). The Normative Status of Self-Determination in International Law: A Formula for Uncertainty in the Scope and Content of the Right?. Human Rights Law Review 11(4): 609-644.

• Saul, M. (2009). From Haiti to Somalia: The Assistance Model and the Paradox of State Reconstruction in International Law. International Community Law Review 11(1): 119–148.

Books: reviews

• Saul, M. (2016). The Transformation of Occupied Territory in International Law. Journal of Peace Research

• Saul, M. (2013). Hierarchy in International Law: The Place of Human Rights. Human Rights Law Review 13(1): 201 - 205.

• Saul, M. (2012). On the Frontlines: Gender, War, and the Post-Conflict Process. Nordic Journal of International Law 81(2): 254 - 257.

• Saul, M. (2011). Review of 'The Pursuit of International Criminal Justice: A World Study on Conflicts, Victimisation, and Post-Conflict Justice' edited by M. Cherif Bassiouni, Mortsel Intersentia, 2010. International Criminal Law Review 11: 177-179.

• Saul, M. (2007). Joint review of Towards an International Legal Community? The Sovereignty of States and the Sovereignty of International Law; and, Towards World Constitutionalism, Issues in the Legal Ordering of the World Community. European Journal of International Law 18: 213-219.

• Saul, M. (2007). Review of Constitutionalism, Multilevel Trade Governance and Social Regulation. British Yearbook of International Law 78: 492-494.

• Saul, M. (2007). Review of Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Nation-and/or State-Building. Leiden Journal of International Law 20: 321-324.

Other media: Research

• Saul, M (2016). Response to Başak Çali’s ESIL Reflection: The Disciplinary Account of the Authority of International Law EJIL: Talk! (May 12th, 2016)

• Saul, M (2016). Strasbourg Case Law and Its Recognition of National Parliamentary Processes when Addressing Human Rights Issues PluriCourts Blog (April 27th, 2016).

• Saul, M (2016). Parrillo v Italy: Parliamentary Process as Proportionality? PluriCourts Blog (January 7th, 2016).

• Saul, M (2014). The Role of Host State Consent in the UK Parliamentary Debate on Air Strikes in Iraq - Fifteeneightyfour: Academic perspectives from Cambridge University Press (December 1st, 2014).

• Saul, M (2014). Towards An International Human Rights Judiciary? MultiRights Blog (February 19th, 2014).

• Saul, M (2012). Occupation Law Symposium: Response by Matthew Saul. Opinio Juris (April 25th, 2012).

• Saul, M (2012). The Functional Approach to the Occupation of the Gaza Strip and the Right to Self-Determination. Opinio Juris (25th April, 2012).

Other publications: case notes

• Saul, M (2012). Case note: Sierra Leone Telecommunications Co Ltd v Barclays Bank plc, Judgment, (1998) All ER (D) 66. Oxford University Press. Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts

• Saul, M. (2011). Case Note: Amin v Brown, Decision on preliminary question, [2005] EWHC 1670 (Ch) (access to an English court for an Iraqi citizen during the war). Oxford University Press. Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts

• Saul, M. (2010). Case Note: Christian and Others v. The Queen, Appeal judgment, [2006] UKPC 47 (The Pitcairn Island Case). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts

Other publications: conference papers

• Saul, M. (2016), International Law and the Legitimacy of Interim Governments, European Society of International Law (ESIL) 2015 Research Forum (Florence) 

• Saul, M. (2011), Accountability in Internationally Administered Territories and the Impact of a (Post) - Conflict Context on Interdisciplinary Legal Research, Law and Conflict at Durham (LCD) seminar. Durham University.

• Saul, M. (2010). International Law and the Will of the People in Post-Conflict Rebuilding. The Future of Statebuilding: Ethics, Power and Responsibility in International Relations, University of Westminster, London.

  • Saul, Matthew William (2016). Structuring evaluations of parliamentary processes by the European Court of Human Rights. International Journal of Human Rights.  ISSN 1364-2987.  20(8), s 1077- 1096 . doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13642987.2016.1242314
  • Saul, Matthew William (2015). Conclusion: Towards a Fuller Understanding of the Foundations, Practice, and Future of the Role of International Law in Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy, In Matthew William Saul & James Sweeney (ed.),  International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1138780118.  Chapter 14.  s 295 - 310
  • Saul, Matthew William (2015). International Law and the Identification of an Interim Government to Lead Post-Conflict Reconstruction, In Matthew William Saul & James Sweeney (ed.),  International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1138780118.  Chapter 2.  s 23 - 44
  • Saul, Matthew William (2015). The European Court of Human Rights' margin of appreciation and the processes of national parliaments. Human Rights Law Review.  ISSN 1461-7781.  15(4), s 745- 774 . doi: 10.1093/hrlr/ngv027
  • Saul, Matthew William & Sweeney, James (2015). Introduction, In Matthew William Saul & James Sweeney (ed.),  International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1138780118.  Introduction.  s 1 - 20
  • Saul, Matthew William (2014). Identifying jus cogens norms: The interaction of scholars and international judges . Asian Journal of International Law.  ISSN 2044-2513.  5(1), s 26- 54 . doi: 10.1017/S2044251314000058

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  • Saul, Matthew William & Sweeney, James (ed.) (2015). International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy. Routledge.  ISBN 978-1138780118.  354 s.
  • Sweeney, James & Saul, Matthew William (ed.) (2015). International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy. Routledge.  ISBN 1138780111.  322 s.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2014). Popular Governance of Post-Conflict Reconstruction: The Role of International Law. Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781107055315.  288 s.

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  • Føllesdal, Andreas; Saul, Matthew William & Ulfstein, Geir (2016). Brexit truer menneskerettsvern . Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2016). Book review: Carcano, Andrea (2015) The Transformation of Occupied Territory in International Law. Leiden: Brill. xxx + 540 pp.​​​​. Journal of Peace Research.  ISSN 0022-3433.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2016). How and When can the International Human Rights Judiciary Promote the Human Rights Role of National Parliaments?.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2016). Parrillo v Italy: Parliamentary Process as Proportionality? PluriCourts Blog (January 7th, 2016). .
  • Saul, Matthew William (2016). Response to Başak Çali’s ESIL Reflection: The Disciplinary Account of the Authority of International Law. EJIL Talk 12 May 2016 .
  • Saul, Matthew William (2016). Strasbourg Case Law and Its Recognition of National Parliamentary Processes when Addressing Human Rights Issues .
  • Saul, Matthew William (2016). The ECtHR and National Parliaments.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2016). The UN Treaty Bodies and National Parliaments.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2015). International Law and the Legitimacy of Interim Governments.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2015). International Law and the Legitimacy of Interim Governments.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2015). The European Court of Human Rights’ Margin of Appreciation and the Processes of National Parliaments.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2015). The International Human Rights Judiciary and National Parliaments.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2015). The International Human Rights Judiciary and the Quality of Parliamentary Process.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2015). The International Human Rights Judiciary and the Quality of Parliamentary Process.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2015). What Type of Parliamentary Conduct does the European Court of Human Rights Promote?.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2015). What Type of Parliamentary Conduct does the European Court of Human Rights Promote?.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2015). What type of parliamentary conduct does the European Court on Human Rights promote?.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2014). International human rights law and domestic parliaments.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2014). National Parliaments in the Reasoning of the European Court of Human Rights.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2014). The European Court of Human Rights and the Promotion of Parliamentary Mobilization for Human Rights.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2014). The Quality of Parliamentary Mobilisation for Human Rights: A Role for the International Human Rights Judiciary?.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2014). The identification of an interim government to lead post-conflict reconstruction.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2014). Transitioning from Conflict: The Role of the International Human Rights Judiciary.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2013). Book review: E. de Wet, and J. Vidmar (eds), Hierarchy in International Law: The Place of Human Rights (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012. Human Rights Law Review.  ISSN 1461-7781.  13(1), s 201- 205
  • Saul, Matthew William (2013). Creating Interim Governments after Conflict: the Role of International Law.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2013). The International Human Rights Judiciary and Domestic Institutions: Interaction as a Source of Democratic Legitimacy?.
  • Saul, Matthew William (2013). The Reception of Decisions of International Human Rights Courts at the Domestic Level.

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