Dr Annika Jones
I am an Associate Professor in Law at the University of Exeter. I joined the Law School in 2022. Prior to this, I was an Associate Professor in Law at the University of Durham. I have also held posts at the University of Exeter (2012-15) and the University of Nottingham. In 2009, I worked in the Chambers of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the Appeals and Trial Divisions. From 2007-2012, I worked on the development of the ICC’s National Implementing Legislation Database, one of the ICC’s digital legal tools.
My research explores the pursuit of efficiency in international criminal courts and tribunals and the impact of efficiency-building on the nature and function of these institutions. My articles on this topic have been published in the Journal of International Criminal Justice and the International Criminal Law Review. Another strand of my research examines judicial interaction in the adjudication of international crimes. This research includes articles published in the North Carolina Journal of International Law and the Human Rights Law Review.
I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), 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.
Research group links
- Factors shaping the making and development of international law
- Judicial dialogue and interaction between courts
- International criminal law and procedure
- International human rights, particularly in the context of international criminal trials
- Public international law
I welcome applications from students wishing to research in my fields of expertise.
External impact and engagement
My research has been cited by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in support of the practice of seeking guidance from the jurisprudence of human rights bodies in defining, amongst other things, human rights violations amounting to international crimes. See: Case File No. 004/07-09-2009, Notification on the Interpretation of ‘Attack Against the Civilian Population’ in the Context of Crimes Against Humanity with Regard to a State’s or Regime’s Own Armed Forces, D306/17.1, 7th February 2017.
I hold a first-class degree in Law (LLB) and an LLM in International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict with distinction, both from the University of Nottingham. My doctoral thesis, which examined the use of external case law in the early years of the ICC’s operation, was completed at the same institution. In 2012, I was awarded the University of Nottingham Endowed Postgraduate Prize for my doctoral research.