CHRC Publications

CHRC Research Report

Local voices in internationalised justice: The experience of civil parties at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Johanna Herman, May 2014

CHRC Policy Papers/Policy Briefs

  • Just peace? Peacebuilding and rule of law in Africa: Lessons for policymakers, Chandra Lekha Sriram, Olga Martin-Ortega and Johanna Herman, CHRC Policy Paper no. 1, January 2009.
  • Trading Justice for Security? UN Anti-terrorism, Due Process Rights and the Role of the Judiciary, Carmen Draghici, CHRC Policy Paper no. 2, May 2009.
  • Peace as Governance? Critical Challenges to Power Sharing Peace Deals, Chandra Lekha Sriram, CHRC Policy Paper no. 3, June 2009.
  • Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding: Considerations for policymakers, Chandra Lekha Sriram, Olga Martin-Ortega and Johanna Herman, Just and Durable Peace by Piece Policy Brief no. 2, July 2009. This brief was funded by the EU 7th Framework Programme.
  • A Breakthrough in Justice? Accountability for Post-Election Violence in Kenya, Chandra Lekha Sriram and Stephen Brown, CHRC Policy Paper no. 4, August 2010.
  • Reaching for Justice: The participation of victims at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Johanna Herman, CHRC Policy Paper no. 5, September 2010.
  • Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding on the ground: Victims and ex-combatants, Chandra Lekha Sriram and Jemima Garcia Godos, 2012

CHRC Working Papers

Publications of CHRC Members

Barry Collins

Books and Edited Volumes

  • Barry Collins, Kalliopi Chainoglou, Michael Phillips and John Strawson (eds.) Injustice, Memory and Faith in Human Rights, (London and New York: Routledge, 2018). ISBN 9781472462329.
  • (ed.) with John Strawson,  Iraq and Human Rights, International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, Vol. 5, No 3 (2011). ISSN17512867


  • 'Human Rights as Acts of Faith: Universal Jurisdiction and the Law of Historical Memory in Spain,' in Barry Collins, Kalliopi Chainoglou, John Strawson, and Michael Phillips (eds.), Injustice, Memory and Faith in Human Rights, (London and New York: Routledge, 2018). ISBN 9781472462329
  • 'Human Rights Cinema: The Act of Killing and the Act of Watching,' No Foundations -  An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice 14 (2017), 65-86.
  • 'Human rights imperialism: Extra-territorial jurisdiction and the Al Skeini case,International Journal for Contemporary Iraqi Studies (2012) Volume 5, Number 3, 409-421.
  • 'The Invasion of Iraq and the Mythology of International Law,' International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies (2008) Volume 2, Number 3, 307-320.
  • 'Locating Sovereignty in International Law: Reflections on the Construction of a Wall in Palestine,' in J. Ismael and W. Haddad (eds.), Barriers to Reconciliation; Case Studies on Iraq and the Palestine-Israel Conflict. (University Press of America Press: Lanham, MD, 2007). ISBN: 9780761835547
  • 'How does the Nation Plug the Hole in Irish Constitutional Discourse,' Law, Culture and the Humanities 2 (2006) 218-238.
  • 'The Belfast Agreement and the Politics of the Ostrich,'  International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 15 (2002) 273 – 292.
  • ''The Belfast Agreement and the Nation that Always Arrives at its Destination,' Penn State Law International Law Review 20 (2002), 385-413. 
  • 'Mothers, Maidens and the Myth of Origins in the Irish Constitution,'  (jointly authored with Patrick Hanafin), Law and Critique 12 (2001) 53-73.
  • ' Fantasy, Commitment and the Irish Peace Process,' International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, 12 (1999) 27 -  57.

John Strawson

Books and Edited Volumes

  • (ed.) Injustice and Memory and Faith in Human Rights with Kalilopi Chainoglou, Barry Collins and Michael Phillips (London and New York: Routledge, 2018). ISBN 9781472462329.
  • Partitioning Palestine: Legal Fundamentalism in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (London and New York: Pluto Press, 2010). ISBN 978 0 7453 2323 7
  • (ed.) Law after Ground Zero (London, Sydney, Portland: GlassHouse Press, 2002, reprinted with amendments, 2004) ISBN 978 1 904 385 028; Hardback issue, Law after Ground Zero (London and New York: Routledge, 2016), ISBN 798-1-138-16013-2
  • (ed.) with Barry Collins, Iraq and Human Rights, International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, Vol. 5, No 3 (2011). ISSN17512867
  • (ed.) with Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne, Tracking the Postcolonial in Law, Griffith Law Review, Vol. 12, No. 3 (2003) ISSN 1038-3441.


  • Communists for the Jewish State: British Communists and the Daily Worker in 1948, Fathom. Issue 24 (September 2020), at Fathom Journal
  • A Radical Law School? in Michael Rustin and Gavin Poynter (eds.) Building a Radical University: The History of the University of East London (London: Lawrence and Wishart, 2020), 243-265.
  • Colonialism, Israel Studies, Vol. 24, No.2 (2019), 33-44.
  • Islamic Memory and the ISIS 'Caliphate,' in (eds.) Kalliopi Chainoglou, Barry Collins, Michael Phillips, John Strawson (eds.) Injustice and Memory: Faith in Human Rights (London and New York: Routledge, 2018), 28-42.
  • (with Kalliopi Chainoglou, Barry Collins and Michael Phillips), Introduction, in Kalliopi Chainoglou. Barry Collins, Michael Phillips (eds.), Injustice, Memory and Faith in Human Rights (London and New York: Routledge, 2018), 1-8.
  • (with Mertkan Hamit) Vasrosha: a memorial to conflict, in Kallipoi Chainoglou, Barry Collins. Michael Phillips and John Strawson (eds.), Injustice, Memory and Faith in Human Rights (London and New York: Routledge, 2018), 209-214.
  • One-State is a Trap for Two Peoples in Palestine and Israel, Fathom, Vol. 12 (2016)
  • Translating the Hedaya:  the Colonial Foundations of Islamic Law, in John McLaren and Shuannah Dorest (eds.) Legal Histories of the British Empire: Laws, Engagements, Legacies (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2014), 157-170.
  • Islamic Law after the Arab Spring: The Challenges of Islamism and Modernity in Robert P Barnidge (ed.) The Liberal Way of Law (Aldershot and Burlington: Ashgate 2013), 259-278.
  • State-Sponsored Riot: Tales of Revolt and Crime in Egypt 2011, in Daniel Briggs (ed.) The English Riots of 2011: The Summer of Discontent (Hook: Waterside Press, 2012), 329-345.
  • (with Barry Collins) Iraq and Human Rights, International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, Vol. 5, No. 3 (2011), 311-318.
  • Provoking International Law: War and Regime Change in Iraq, in Sundhya Pahuja, Fleur Johns, and Richard Joyce (eds.) Events - The Force of International Law (Routledge-Cavendish, 2011), 246-259.
  • Britain's Democratic Vision for Iraq: Strategy or Contingency? International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies Vol. 2, No 3 (2008), 351-374.
  • Islam and the Politics of Terrorism: Aspects of the British Experience, in Miriam Gani and Penelope Mathew (eds.) Fresh Perspectives on the War on Terror (Canberra: ANU E Press, 2008), 9-26.
  • British (and International) Legal Foundations for the Israeli Wall: International Law and Multi-Colonialism, Palestine Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 13 (2007), 1-26.
  • Conjuring Palestine: The Jurisdiction of Dispossession in Shaun McVeigh (ed.) Jurisprudence of Jurisdiction (Abingdon and New York: Routledge-Cavendish, 2007), 84-101
  • On the Trail of the Palestinian State, in Jacqueline S Ismael and William W Haddad (eds.) Barriers to Reconciliation: Case Studies from Iraq and the Palestine-Israeli Conflict (Lanham, Boulder, New York, Toronto, Oxford: University Press of America 2007), 195-227.
  • Zionism and Apartheid: the analogy in the politics of international law, Engage Journal No 2, (May  2006)
  • Two Peoples, One State? review essay, Virginia Tilley, The One State Solution: A Breakthrough for the Israeli-Palestinian Deadlock, Democratiya, Issue, 4, March-May 2006, 34-48.
  • The International Community's legal responses to Apartheid South Africa and the Israeli Occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, Avocats sans Frontieres, December 2005 
  • Revisiting Islamic Law: Marginal Notes from Colonial History, Griffith Law Review Vol. 12, No.2 (2003), 362-383.
  • (with Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne) Tracks and Traces of the Law, Griffith Law Review, Vol.12, No.2 (2003), 157-165.
  • Holy War: in the Media: Images of Jihad, in Steven Chermak, Frankie Y. Bailey and Michelle Brown (eds.) Media Representations of September 11 (Westport CT. and London: Praeger, 2003), 17-28.
  • Islamic Law and the English Press in John Strawson (ed.) Law after Ground Zero (London, Sydney, Portland Or: Glasshouse Press, 2002), 205-214.
  • (with Kim van der Borght) Cuba and the Axis of Evil: An Old Outlaw in the New Order in John Strawson (ed.) Law after Ground Zero (London, Sydney, Portland Or: Glasshouse Press, 2002), 59-70.
  • In the Name of the Law, in John Strawson (ed.) Law after Ground Zero (London, Sydney, and Portland Or: GlassHouse Press, 2002), xi-xxii.
  • Reflections on Edward Said and the Legal Narratives of Palestine: Israeli Settlements and Palestinian Self-Determination, Penn State International Law Review, Vol. 20, No 2 (2002), 363-384.
  • 'Mandate Ways: Self-Determination in Palestine and the 'Existing Non-Jewish Communities,' in Sanford R. Silverburg (Ed.) Palestine and International Law: Essays on Politics and Economics (Jefferson N.C and London: McFarland, 2002), 251-270.
  • 'Orientalism and Legal Education in the Middle East: Reading Frederic Goadby's Introduction to the Study of Law,' Legal Studies Vol. 21 No. 4 (2001), 664-678.
  •  'Britain's Shadows: Post-colonialism and Palestine' in Tareq Y. Ismael (Ed.) The International Relations of the Middle East in the 21st Century (Aldershot and Burlington: Ashgate, 2000), 203-225.
  • 'Islamic Law and English Texts' in Eve Darian-Smith and Peter Fitzpatrick (Eds.), Laws of the Postcolonial (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999), 109-126.
  • 'Legal Story Telling After Diana and Dodi: The Disappeared of the Postcolonial'  in Mehmet Tahiroglu, Tareq Y. Ismael and Jacqueline S. Ismael (Eds.) Globalization in World Affairs: Socio-Economic and Political Dimensions (Gazimagusa: Eastern Mediterranean University Press, 1999), 311-328.
  • 'Palestine's Basic Law: Constituting New Identities Through Liberating Legal Culture,'  Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Journal, Vol. 20, No.3 (1998), 411-432. [reprinted in Denise Ferreira da Silva and Mark Harris (eds.) Postcolonialism and the Law (London and New York; Routledge, 2018). Chapter 28]
  • "Netanyahu's Oslo: Peace in the Slow Lane," Soundings, Issue 8 (1998) 49-60.
  • "A Western Question to the Middle East: Is There a Human Rights Discourse in Islam?" Arab Studies Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 1 (1997), 31-58.
  • "Encountering Islamic Law," School of Law Research Publications: University of East London, New Series No. 1 (1996) [41 pages] simultaneously published electronically by UEL, and subsequently by the International Islamic University (2000).
  • "Islamic Law and English Texts,"  Law and Critique Vol. V, No. 1 (1995), 21-38. [reprinted in Denise Ferreira da Silva and Mark Harris (eds.) Postcolonialism and the Law (London and New York; Routledge, 2018), chapter 41]
  • The Kuwait Crisis: Self-Determination, Self-Defence and the New Global Order, University of East London: School of Law Research Papers, No 4 (1992), 1-17.

Book Reviews and Shorter Articles

  • Book Review: Matti Freidman, Spies of No County; Secret Lives at the birth of Israel, Fathom Issue 24 (2020), at Fathom.
  • The Word Crimes Controversy – A Personal Reflection, Fathom, Issue 23 (2019).
  • Book Review: Robert P Barnidge, Jr,  Self-Determination, Statehood and the Law of Negotiation: The Case of Palestine, Fathom Vol. 18 (2018)
  • Book Review: Ethan B Katz, Lisa Moses Leff and Maud S Mandel (eds.) Colonialism and the Jews, Fathom Vol. 17 (2017)
  • Book Review: John Ehrenberg and Yoav Peled (eds.) Israel and Palestine: Alternative Perspectives for Statehood, Fathom Vol. 16 (2017)
  • Before the Next Gaza War, Pluto Press Blog August 18 2014
  • Two-States after Gaza:  Time to Compel the Parties? Democratiya, Vol. 16 (Spring-Summer 2009) 
  • Palestine: the pursuit of justice (interview with Rosemary Bechler) open Democracy, January 28, 2008
  • Book Review: Gina Clayton, Textbook on Immigration and Asylum Law, Times Higher Educational Supplement, February 10, 2006.
  • Book Review: C.G. Weeramantry, Universalising International Law, Melbourne Journal of International Law, Vol.5, No. 2 (2004), 513-518.
  • Book Review: Robert Winder, Bloody Foreigners: The Story of Immigration to Britain, Times Higher Education Supplement, December 24/31, 2004.
  • Book Review: Sami Zubaida, Law and Power in the Islamic World, Modern Law Review, Vol. 67, N0.5 (2004), 879-881.
  • Book Review: Dallal Stevens, UK Asylum Law and Policy: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Times Higher Education Supplement, May 28 2004.
  • The Israeli Wall, Palestine and the International Court of Justice, Student Law Review, Vol. 42 (2004), 48-50.
  • Guantanamo Bay Prisoners: The Third Geneva Convention and the "War on Terror." Student Law Review. Vol. 41 (2004), 44-45.
  • Book Review: Frederic M. Goadby and Moses Doukhan, The Land Law of Palestine, Palestine Yearbook of International Law Vol.11 (2003), 399-401.
  • Occupying Iraq - Regime Change and International Law, Student Law Review, Vol. 40 (2003), 44-45.
  • Book Review: Javaid Rehman, International Human Rights: A Practical Approach; Rhona K. Smith, Textbook on International Human Rights, Times Higher Educational Supplement, May 30 2003.
  • For a World at War -  An International Criminal Court, Student Law Review, Vol. 39 (2003), 44-45.
  • In the Name of the Law? Socialist Lawyer, Vol. 35 (Spring 2003), 14-15.
  • The United Nations and the use of force: unilateralism and the international rule of law, Student Law Review, Vol. 38 (2003), 50-51.
  • Book Review: Basia Spalek (ed.) Islam, Crime and Criminal Justice, British Society of Criminology Newsletter, No. 48, March 2003, 17.
  • Iraq: A Threat to International Peace and Security? Student Law Review, Vol. 37 (2002) 49-50.
  • The Middle East Crisis: International law and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, Student Law Review, Vol. 36 (2002), 50-52.
  • Terrorism: Has Law Had a Good War? Student Law Review, Vol. 35 (2002), 50-51.
  • Book Review: Lawrence Rosen, The Justice of Islam, Journal of Law and Society Vol.28, No.4 (2001), 628-632.
  • International Law at Ground Zero, Student Law Review, Vol. 34 (2001), 52.
  • Book Review: Keith Ansell Pearson, Benita Parry and Judith Squires, Cultural Readings of Imperialism: Edward Said and the Gravity of History, Socialist History Journal, Issue 14 (1999), 68-70.
  • Book Review: Paul J.I. M. de Waart, Dynamics of Self-Determination in Palestine, Islamic Law and Society Vol. 2, No 3 (1995), 362-363.