Dr Troy Lavers

Associate Professor

Troy Lavers

School/Department: Leicester Law School



I joined Leicester Law School in 2002 and then took a post a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Surrey from 2014-2016 when I returned to Leicester Law School. I completed my PhD in International Public Law in 2005, Extraterritorial jurisdiction of Economic Sanctions and International Criminal Law. I was a cofounder for the interest group Feminism and International Law under the European Society of International Law.

Currently I am teaching International Law, Foundations of Canadian Law on the LLB programme and Feminism and International Law on the LLM programme.

I am the Director of the JD Pathway LLB and head of Canadian Recruitment to Leicester Law School.


My research usually is in the area of feminism and international law and International Criminal Law.

After the publication of the book Feminist Judgments in International Law, the latest project includes workshops for international judges on examples and methodology of Feminist judging for international cases. Along with my co-editor Loveday Hodson, we did a workshop for Judges of various courts and tribunals in the Hague July 2023. We plan more workshops in the future.

  • International Public Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Extraterritorial jurisdiction
  • Feminist Perspective of International Law.


  • Bridget J. Crawford, Kathryn M. Stanchi & Linda L. Berger, with Gabrielle Appleby, Susan Frelich Appleton, Ross Astoria, Sharon Cowan, Rosalind Dixon, J. Troy Lavers, Andrea L. McArdle, Elisabeth McDonald, Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb, Vanessa E. Munro and Pamela A. Wilkins, 'Teaching with Feminist Judgments: A Global Conversation', Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, 38 Law and Inequity 1 2020.
  • Hodson, L., & Lavers, T., eds, (August 2019). Feminist Judgments in International Law. Hart Publishing.
  • Greenman, K & Lavers, T.  (August 2019). ‘The Lockerbie Case. In Feminist Judgments in International Law. Hart Publishing.
  • 'The New Crime of Aggression: A Triumph for Powerful States'. 2013 vol 18(3). Journal of Conflict and Security Law. forthcoming.
  • 'Aggression, Intervention and Powerful States: Missed Lessons from Feminist Peace and Security Issues,' 2013 vol 5 (2), Amsterdam Law Forum, 122-138.
  • '[Pre]Determining the Crime of Aggression: Has the Time Come to give the International Criminal Court its Freedom.' 2008 71 (1) Albany Law Review. 299-319.
  • 'Extraterritorial Offences and International Law: The Argument for the Use of Comity in Jurisdictional Claims'. 2007 14 (1) Southwestern Journal of International Law.1-24.
  • 'Extraordinary Rendition and the Self Defence Justification: Time to Face the Music.' 2007 16 (2) Michigan State Journal of International Law. 385-410.
  • 'Jurisdictional Issues in Extraterritorial Criminal Law', in Waters, C. ed. Canada–UK Perspectives on International Law. (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2006). ISBN 978-9-0041-5381-3.
  • 'Considerations of Extraterritorial Economic Sanctions: Law as a Smart Bomb or Just a Tool or Coercion.' 2001 vol 146 (5). RUSI Journal. 17.


I welcome proposals in following areas of international law

  • Jurisdiction in international law
  • Feminism in international law
  • International criminal law
  • International organisations


International Law LW3280

Foundations of Canadian Law LW2181

Feminism and International Law LW7067


BSc (Memorial University), BComm, (Dalhousie University) LLM and PhD (University of Kent)

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