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Dr Laura Hughes-Gerber

Lecturer in Law (Human Rights)

Laura Hughes-Gerber

Bowland North



Research overview

Dr 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. Laura is also interested in furthering scholarship on student support provision.

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. Laura was also Co-Administrator of the UK National Round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2022.

Laura holds Advance HE Fellowship. She is also a Mental Health First Aider.

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 in the Law School. She is also a member of Lonsdale College.

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