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Dr Annika Jones

Associate Professor in Law


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Associate Professor in Law in the Durham Law School +44 (0) 191 33 42820
Fellow of Global Policy Institute  


Annika joined Durham Law School as a Lecturer in International Law in 2015. Before moving to Durham, she taught at the University of Nottingham and held a lectureship at the University of Exeter. Her previous experience includes posts within the International Criminal Court’s Trial and Appeals Chambers and work on the development of the National Implementing Legislation Database, which is part of the International Criminal Court's Legal Tools Project. 

Annika’s research interests span the fields of international criminal law, public international law and international human rights law. Her recent publications have focused on judicial interaction in the adjudication of international crimes and implications of the demand for efficiency and effectiveness in the international criminal justice process. 

Alongside her teaching on LLB and LLM programmes, Annika has taught international criminal law on professional courses, including for the Thai Judiciary and UK Ministry of Defence.

Annika holds a first class degree in Law (LLB), an LLM in International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict (with distinction) and a PhD from the University of Nottingham. In 2012, Annika was awarded the University of Nottingham Endowed Postgraduate Prize for her doctoral research, which examined the use of external case law by the International Criminal Court.

Annika is a fellow of the Forum for International Criminal and Humanitarian Law (FICHL) and a member of the editorial board of the International Criminal Law Review. She is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests

  • International Criminal Law
  • Judicial Cross-Referencing
  • Public International Law
  • International Law-Making

Research groups

  • Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
  • Gender & Law at Durham
  • Human Rights Centre

Awarded Grants

  • 2016: A Technological Licensing Framework for 3D Printed Content: A Focus on China(£6505.00 from AHRC)


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Other (Print)

  • Jones, A. & Butenschon Skre, A. (2010). Military v. Civilian Justice for Core International Crimes. 1.


  • Jones, A. (2019), Efficiency on Trial at the International Criminal Court, Guest Lecture. University of Groningen.
  • Jones, A. (2018), Measuring Performance and Shaping Identity: Performance Indicators and the International Criminal Court, Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law. University of Melbourne.
  • Jones, A. (2017), A Quiet Transformation? Efficiency Building in the 'Fall' of International Criminal Justice, Cambridge International & European Law Conference. University of Cambridge.
  • Griffin, J. & Jones, A. (2016), Privacy in a World of 3D Printing, International Law and Policy Centre Annual Workshop. Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London.
  • Jones, A. (2014), Individual Criminal Responsibility for the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria: An Examination of the Current Legal Framework, International Conference on the Syrian Crisis and International Law. University of Qatar.
  • Jones, A. (2014), Use of Human Rights Case Law in the ICC's Lubanga Case, The 'Cross-Fertilization' Rhetoric in Question: Use and Abuse of the European Court's Jurisprudence by International Criminal Tribunals. Edge Hill University, UK.
  • Jones, A. (2014), Tailoring Justice for Mass Atrocities: The Constraints of International Law and the ICC's Complementarity Regime, Expert Workshop on International Law and Post-Conflict Strategy. University of Leicester.
  • Jones, A. (2013), Institutional Interaction in International Criminal Justice Fact-Finding, Critical Legal Conference. Queens University, Belfast.
  • Jones, A. (2010), The ICC's Legal Tools: Human Rights Implications of New Technologies in the Field of International Criminal Justice, University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre Annual Conference. Nottingham, UK.
  • Jones, A. (2010), The Benefits and Boundaries of Judicial Cross-Referencing in the Interpretation of the Rome Statute, Cambridge Doctoral Symposium on Legal Theory in Practice, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. University of Cambridge, UK.