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Dr Laura Hughes-Gerber

Lecturer in Law (Human Rights)

Laura Hughes-Gerber

Bowland North



Research overview

Laura Hughes-Gerber's research interests focus on the areas of International Diplomatic Law, Public International Law and International Human Rights Law. She has recently completed a monograph based upon her doctoral research on the issue of diplomatic asylum under international law, which was published in 2021. This work focuses on exploring whether a legal basis for the practice of diplomatic asylum can be identified in treaty law, customary international law or based upon humanitarian considerations.

PhD supervision

Laura is interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of International Diplomatic Law, International Human Rights Law and Public International Law.

Additional Information

Laura is passionate about mooting and has experience of successfully participating in, coaching and judging international student moot court competitions, in particular the Telders International Law Moot Court in The Hague, Netherlands.

Current Teaching

LAW.257x: International Law

LAW.337: International Human Rights Law

LLM.5213d: International Human Rights (Distance Learning)

My Role

Laura is Senior Year Tutor and is also a Year Tutor to final year students. She is a member of Lonsdale College.

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