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    Dr Jennifer Giblin is Associate Head of the School of Law, Criminology and Policing, with responsibility for employability and external relations.

    Jennifer’s general research interests lie in the fields of international peace and security, United Nations peacekeeping/peace operations and post-conflict situations. With a background in international law, Jennifer’s research on peacekeeping is interdisciplinary, drawing on perspectives from law, peace and conflict studies and international relations.

    She is the author of United Nations Peacekeeping and the Principle of Non-Intervention: A TWAIL Perspective (Routledge, 2024) and is co-editor of a forthcoming edited collection on International Law and the Ukraine War. Jennifer’s other research projects include a Universities UK (UUKi) funded twinning project which strengthened ties between Edge Hill University and Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Kharkiv) through various research and knowledge exchange activities.

    Prior to joining Edge Hill, Jennifer was a Teaching Associate at the University of Nottingham. She completed her undergraduate (Law), masters (Public International Law) and PhD (International Law) studies at the University of Nottingham. Her PhD titled ‘International Law, Intervention and UN Peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’ was awarded the DJ Harris Prize (Best PhD Thesis) in 2022.

    Research Interests:

    • United Nations Peacekeeping
    • The Law of the United Nations
    • Conflict and Security Law
    • Public International Law
    • Law of Armed Conflict
    • Critical Legal Theory - TWAIL


    • LAW1003 Law of Contract
    • LAW2068 International Law
    • LAW3221 International Peace and Security

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Law, PhD, International Law, Intervention and UN Peacekeeping in the DRC, University of Nottingham

    Oct 2016Jun 2021

    Award Date: 8 Dec 2021


    • K Law
    • KZ Law of Nations
    • JX International law
    • United Nations
    • Conflict and Security Law
    • Critical Legal Theory
    • Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL)
    • Peacekeeping

    Research Centres

    • International Justice and Human Rights Research Centre

    Research Groups

    • International Justice and Human Rights Research Group


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