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Durham University

Durham Law School

Staff profile

Dr Annika Jones, LLB, LLM, PhD

Assistant Professor in Law in the Durham Law School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42820

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Annika joined Durham Law School as a Lecturer in International Law in 2015. She has previously held posts at the University of Exeter and the University of Nottingham. In 2009, she spent a period of time at the International Criminal Court, working in both the Appeals and Trial Divisions.

Annika’s research focuses primarily within the fields of international criminal law and public international law. Her specific research interests include the role of judges in the development of international (criminal) law, interaction between international courts and tribunals in the adjudication of international crimes and the effectiveness of international criminal justice mechanisms.

Annika holds 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. Her doctoral thesis, which examined the use of external case law by the International Criminal Court, was completed at the same institution. In 2012, Annika was awarded the University of Nottingham Endowed Postgraduate Prize for her doctoral research.

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

Research Interests

  • International Criminal Law
  • Judicial Cross-Referencing

Teaching Areas

  • International Criminal Law (LAW3241)

  • International Human Rights Law (LAW3151)

  • Dissertation (LAW3022)
  • Legal Skills (LAW1041)

Selected Grants

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


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Journal Article

  • Jones, Annika (2018). A Quiet Transformation? Efficiency Building in the “Fall” of International Criminal Justice. International Criminal Law Review
  • Jones, Annika (2018). Judicial Cross-Referencing and the Identity of the ICC. North Carolina Journal of International Law 72-129.
  • Jones, Annika (2016). Insights Into an Emerging Relationship: Use of Human Rights Jurisprudence at the International Criminal Court. Human Rights Law Review 16(4): 701-729.
  • Jones, A. (2013). Seeking International Criminal Justice for Syria. International Law Studies 89: 802-816.
  • Bergsmo, M., Bekou, O. & Jones, A. (2010). Complementarity after Kampala: Capacity Building and the ICC's Legal Tools. Goettingen Journal of International Law 2: 791-811.
  • Bergsmo, M., Bekou, O. & Jones, A. (2010). New Technologies in Criminal Justice for Core International Crimes. Human Rights Law Review 10(4): 715-729.

Other (Print)

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


  • 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), 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. (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. (2013), Institutional Interaction in International Criminal Justice Fact-Finding, Critical Legal Conference. Queens University, Belfast.
  • 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.
  • 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.