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Andrew Williams





School of Law
University of Warwick
Tel: 02476 524996

Research Interests

Andrew's research interests currently focus on three main areas:

Human rights and the European Union;

The laws of war;

International criminal law

He has established a Centre for Human Rights in Practice that undertakes human rights projects nationally and internationally whilst also providing students with experience of human rights related work. Projects include:

  • Writing Wrongs: using literature as a response to injustice
  • anti-discrimination advice clinics
  • internships with US public defenders
  • delivering human rights workshops in local schools
  • Details of the Centre's work can be found at


    Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 1986. He joined Warwick Law School in 1996. He obtained an LLM in Public Law from the University of Bristol in 1993 and a PhD from the University of Warwick in 2003. He is the author of 'A Very British Killing: the Death of Baha Mousa' (Jonathan Cape 2012) which tells the story of the brutal murder and ill-treatment of an Iraqi civilian by British troops in Basra in 2003 and which won the George Orwell Prize for Political Writing in 2013. His latest book, 'A Passing Fury: Searching for Justice at the end of WWII' (Jonathan Cape 2016) examines the British investigations and trials of Nazi war criminals after 1945. He is currently co-director of the Centre for Human Rights in Practice and editor-in-chief of Lacuna Magazine

    Research Projects

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    Post Graduate Supervision

  • Effectiveness of the ICC Prosecutor Date of Completion:3
  • The Legitimacy of the Bangladesh Tribunals Date of Completion:3

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