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Dino Kritsiotis

Chair and Professor of Public International Law, University of Nottingham

Dino Kritsiotis is Chair of Public International Law at the University of Nottingham, where he has taught since October 1994, and serves as the founding Head of the International Humanitarian Law Unit of the Human Rights Law Centre, which was established in November 2012.

Professor Kritsiotis is a recognized authority in the field of general international law, specializing in international law and the use of force and armed conflict (international humanitarian law) as well as the history and theory of public international law. He is widely published in these fields. His more recent publications include: 'The Arab Spring, Massive Violations of Human Rights and the Use of Force', Amsterdam Law Forum (2013), Vol. 5, pp. 80-94; 'The Tremors of Tadic', Israel Law Review (2010), Vol. 43, pp. 262-300, and 'Close Encounters of A Sovereign Kind', European Journal of International Law (2009), Vol. 20, pp. 299-330.

 Professor Kritsiotis has held the Robert K. Castetter Distinguished Visiting Foreign Law Professorship at the California Western School of Law in San Diego (2012) as well as the L. Bates Lea Visiting Professorship of Law at the University of Michigan (2005-2008). He has lectured and taught at the University of Hong Kong, the University of New South Wales, the University of Melbourne and the University of Cape Town, and, in July 2011, he became a regular member of the faculty of the summer Masters Programme in International Human Rights Law at Oxford University.

Professor Kritsiotis sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Conflict and Security Law (Oxford University Press); the Human Rights Law Review (Oxford University Press); the African Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (Juta Publishing) and the Journal of the Use of Force and International Law (Hart Publishing). Together with Anne Orford, Michael D. Kirby Professor of International Law and Australian Research Council Future Fellow at Melbourne Law School, and J.H.H. Weiler, President of the European University Institute in Florence, Professor Kritsiotis has convened the Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law since its launch at New York University School of Law in May 2012.