Dr Matthew Saul, LLB, LLM, PhD
Matthew Saul joined the Law School as a lecturer in October 2008. His research interests are within the field of public international law. He has published on aspects of general international law, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and dispute settlement. Prior to his appointment at Durham, he taught law and was a PhD student at the University of Sheffield. His PhD examined the international contribution to the reconstruction process in post-conflict situations from the perspective of international law and order.
- International Investment Law
- Applied Research Methods in Law
- Public International Law
- International Law and Local Ownership of Post-Conflict Reconstruction
- The Legitimacy of International Human Rights Courts and International Law
- The Right of all Peoples to Self-Determination
- French, D., Saul, M. W. & White, N. D. (2010). International Law and Dispute Settlement: New Problems and Techniques. Studies in International Law 28. Oxford: Hart.
- (2012). Hierarchy in International Law: The Place of Human Rights. Human Rights Law Review
- Saul, M. W. (2011). On the Frontlines: Gender, War, and the Post-Conflict Process. Nordic Journal of International Law 81(2): 254 - 257.
- Saul, M.W. (2011). Review of 'The Pursuit of International Criminal Justice: A World Study on Conflicts, Victimisation, and Post-Conflict Justice' edited by M. Cherif Bassiouni, Mortsel Intersentia, 2010. International Criminal Law Review 11: 177-179.
- Saul, M. W. (2007). Joint review of Towards an International Legal Community? The Sovereignty of States and the Sovereignty of International Law; and, Towards World Constitutionalism, Issues in the Legal Ordering of the World Community. European Journal of International Law 18: 213-219.
- Saul, M. W. (2007). Review of Constitutionalism, Multilevel Trade Governance and Social Regulation. British Yearbook of International Law 78: 492-494.
- Saul, M. W. (2007). Review of Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Nation-and/or State-Building. Leiden Journal of International Law 20: 321-324.
- Saul, M. W. & White, N. D. (2010). Legal Means of Dispute Settlement in the Field of Collective Security: The Quasi-Judicial Powers of the Security Council. In International Law and Dispute Settlement: New Problems and Techniques. French, D., Saul, M. W. & White, N. D. Oxford: Hart. 191 - 224.
- Saul, M. W. (2010). The Impact of the Legal Right to Self-Determination on the Law of Occupation as a Framework for Post-Conflict State Reconstruction. In International Law and Armed Conflict: Challenges in the 21st Century. Quenivet, N. & Shah, S. The Hague: T.M.C Asser Press. 398-416.
- Saul, M.W. (2011), Accountability in Internationally Administered Territories and the Impact of a (Post) - Conflict Context on Interdisciplinary Legal Research, Law and Conflict at Durham (LCD) seminar. Durham University.
Edited works: conference proceedings
- Saul, M.W. (2010). International Law and the Will of the People in Post-Conflict Rebuilding. The Future of Statebuilding: Ethics, Power and Responsibility in International Relations, University of Westminster, London.
Journal papers: academic
- Saul, M. W. (2012). Local Ownership of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: Restorative and Retributive Effects. International Criminal Law Review 12: 427 - 456.
- Saul, M. W. (2012). The Search for an International Legal Concept of Democracy: Lessons from the Post-Conflict Reconstruction of Sierra Leone. Melbourne Journal of International Law 13(1): 1-29.
- Saul, M.W. (2011). Local Ownership of Post-Conflict Reconstruction in International Law: The Initiation of International Involvement. Journal of Conflict and Security Law 16(1): 165-206.
- Saul, M.W (2011). The Normative Status of Self-Determination in International Law: A Formula for Uncertainty in the Scope and Content of the Right?. Human Rights Law Review 11(4): 609-644.
- Saul, M. W. (2009). From Haiti to Somalia: The Assistance Model and the Paradox of State Reconstruction in International Law. International Community Law Review 11(1): 119–148.
Other media: research
- Saul, M (2012). Occupation Law Symposium: Response by Matthew Saul. Opinio Juris (April 25th).
- Saul, M (2012). The Functional Approach to the Occupation of the Gaza Strip and the Right to Self-Determination. Opinio Juris (25th April).
Other publications: research
- Saul, M (2012). Case note: Sierra Leone Telecommunications Co Ltd v Barclays Bank plc, Judgment, (1998) All ER (D) 66. Oxford University Press. Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts
- Saul, M.W. (2011). Case Note: Amin v Brown, Decision on preliminary question,  EWHC 1670 (Ch) (access to an English court for an Iraqi citizen during the war). Oxford University Press. Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts
- Saul, M.W. (2010). Case Note: Christian and Others v. The Queen, Appeal judgment,  UKPC 47 (The Pitcairn Island Case). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts