22 November 2019

The Inner Temple Appoints New Academic Fellows

We are delighted to announce that Dr Russell Buchan, senior lecturer in international law, has been appointed Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

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We are delighted to announce that Dr Russell Buchan, senior lecturer in international law, has been appointed Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.  The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple is one of the four barrister Inns of Court of England and Wales. The Inns of Court hold the exclusive right to call candidates to practise at the Bar of England and Wales. The Inner Temple celebrated the 400th anniversary of the granting of its Royal Charter in 2008.

The Inn has over 8,000 qualified members, including judges, barristers (both practising and non-practising) and pupils. Each year approximately 300 students apply to join the Inn with the intention of training for the Bar.

Dr Buchan teaches in the field of public international law and this is where his research interests lie. He has published extensively on the topics of international humanitarian law, cyber law and international political and legal theory. In particular, Dr Buchan has published two sole-authored monographs. His first monograph is entitled International Law and the Construction of the Liberal Peace (Hart, 2013) and it won the American Society of International Law’s Francis Lieber Prize for an outstanding monograph in the field of armed conflict for 2014. His second monograph is entitled Cyber Espionage and International Law (Hart, 2018).

Dr Buchan has presented his research at various institutions including the universities of Bristol, Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, the Australian National University and the Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia). He has also presented his research to the Council of Europe, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

Russell is a co-editor in chief of the Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies and he also sits on the editorial board of the Journal of the Use of Force in International Law (Hart Publishing) and the International Community Law Review (Martinus Nijhoff).

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