Andrew Jones

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Andrew has been a Lecturer in Law at Coventry Law School since January 2020, delivering modules on human rights, commercial law and jurisprudence at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He currently runs the LL.M module on Contemporary Issues in International Human Rights Law and the undergraduate International Criminal Law modules. He also contributes to the teaching of undergraduate modules in Human Rights and International Commercial Law.

Andrew's journey into law began at the age of 16, and he has since received an LL.B(Hons) in Law from the University of Reading in 2010, an LL.M in International Law, Specialising in International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law, from Bangor University in 2014, and a Ph.D in international Law in 2019.

After living in the People's Republic of China for several years, he completed his Ph.D at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing. His dissertation was a comprehensive examination of the law on the use of force and its capacity to regulate confict in the modern world, considering the numerous challenges that the evolution of the nature of warfare presents to the existing legal paradigm.

His research continues to examine issues related to armed conflict, with his general research interests falling within international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law.

Research Interests

Andrew's primary research interests are within the area of public international law, with a focus on international human rights law, international humanitarian law and the law on the use of force. Specifically, Andrew primarly writes on use of force incidents, examining the application of the law of jus ad bellum and considering it ongoing ability to regulate conflict.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

International Law, Doctorate, China University of Political Science and Law

1 Sep 201613 Jun 2019

Award Date: 13 Jun 2019

International Law (International Criminal Law and Human Rights Law), MA, Bangor University

1 Sep 201230 Sep 2013

Award Date: 17 Jul 2014

Law, Degree, University of Reading

1 Oct 20072 Jul 2010

Award Date: 2 Jul 2010


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