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Emma Brandon is a Doctoral Research Fellow at the PluriCourts Centre at the University of Oslo. Her research interests include international criminal law, international human rights law, and international humanitarian law. During her time at PluriCourts, she has been a Visiting Scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge and at the Leiden Law School at Leiden University. 

Prior to joining PluriCourts, she held internship positions at the International Criminal Court (including in the Prosecution Division of the Office of the Prosecutor) and worked as a Research Assistant at the Public International Law and Policy Group, among other work in international legal research and practice. She holds a Juris Doctor degree (JD) from the American University Washington College of Law (2014-2017) and a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in International Relations and Political Science from Boston University (2009-2013). She is licensed to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Current Research

She works on an interdisciplinary research project evaluating the process by which states give, modify, and terminate their consent to the jurisdiction of international tribunals. She specifically looks at the legal obligations that states have to cooperate with the International Criminal Court and the regional human rights tribunals if they have not consented to the jurisdiction of these tribunals.

She is writing under the supervision of Professors Freya Baetens and Mads Andenæs. 

Tags: Criminal law, Human Rights, authority


  • Brandon, Emma Hynes (2019). Grave breaches and justifications: The war crime of forcible transfer or deportation of civilians and the exception for evacuations for imperative military reasons. Oslo Law Review. ISSN 2387-3299. 6(2), p. 107–124. doi: 10.18261/issn.2387-3299-2019-02-03. Full text in Research Archive

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Published Sep. 4, 2018 12:02 PM - Last modified Jan. 18, 2021 9:41 PM