Dr Russell Buchan

School of Law

Senior Lecturer in International Law

Russell Buchan
R.J.Buchan@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 6769

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Dr Russell Buchan
School of Law
EF01c
Bartolomé House
Winter Street
Sheffield
S3 7ND
Profile

I am a senior lecturer in international law at the University of Sheffield School of Law. I am part of the admissions team for the School’s undergraduate course.

Qualifications
  • PhD
  • LLM
  • LLB (Hons)
Research interests
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Cyber War
  • Post Conflict Reconstruction
  • International Legal and Political Theory

Member of the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law Research Cluster. 

Publications

Books

  • Buchan R (2018) Cyber Espionage and International Law. Bloomsbury Publishing. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Tsagourias N & Buchan R (2015) Research Handbook on International Law and Cyberspace. Edward Elgar Publishing. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Buchan RJ (2013) International Law and the Construction of the Liberal Peace. Hart. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Buchan RJ (2017) Quo Vadis? Commissions of Inquiry and their Implications for the Coherence of International Law In Buchan R (Ed.), International Law and the Construction of the Liberal Peace View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Buchan RJ (2016) The International Legal Regulation of State-Sponsored Cyber Espionage In Osula A-M & Rõigas H (Ed.), International Cyber Norms: Legal, Policy & Industry Perspectives (pp. 65-86). Tallinn: NATO CCD COE Publications. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Buchan RJ & Acosta D (2015) La Contribucion del Derecho Penal a la Proteccion de los Derechos Humanos Fundementales, Derecho internacional poder y límites del derecho en la sociedad global RIS download Bibtex download
  • Buchan R (2014) The Mavi Marmara Incident and the Application of International Humanitarian Law by Quasi-Judicial Bodies, Applying International Humanitarian Law in Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Bodies (pp. 479-503). T.M.C. Asser Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • () CYBER THREATS AND INTERNATIONAL LAW (pp. 145-146). Edward Elgar Publishing RIS download Bibtex download
  • () Table of legislation (pp. xx-xxviii). Edward Elgar Publishing RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Buchan RJ (2012) Cyber Technology and Weapons of Mass Destruction. International Law and Cyber War’ at the School of Law. University of Sydney, August 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Buchan RJ (2012) The Cyber Realm as the New Domain of Warfare: The Role of Public International Law. University of Turku, Finland, April 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Buchan RJ (2012) Cyber War and International Law: Problems Ahead?. University of Helsinki, Finland, April 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Buchan RJ (2012) Transitional Justice Mechanisms and the International Criminal Court. Judicial Conversations: The Role of Judiciaries in Resolving International Conflicts. School of Law, University of Durham, April 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Buchan RJ (2012) The International Law of Naval Blockade. Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, January 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Buchan RJ (2012) The International Criminal Court and Colombia. Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, January 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Buchan RJ (2011) The EU Admission Process. Recent Developments in the European Union. Politics School, University of Sheffield, December 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Buchan RJ (2011) Cyber Attacks: Unlawful Uses of Force or Prohibited Interventions?. Cyber War and International Law. School of Law, University of Glasgow, October 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Buchan RJ (2009) The Application of International Humanitarian Law to Private Military Contractors. University of Sheffield, December 2009. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Buchan RJ (2009) The Liberal Peace Revisited. Global Governance Research Centre, University of Helsinki, May 2009. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Buchan RJ (2009) The Universality of Liberal Values’. Politics School, University of Sheffield, April 2009. RIS download Bibtex download

Reports

  • Buchan RJ, Fidler DP & Crawford E (2016) Study Group on Cybersecurity, Terrorism and International Law. Study Group Report. RIS download Bibtex download

Website content

  • Franchini D & Buchan R WhatsApp v. NSO Group: State Immunity and Cyber Spying. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Areas of research supervision

  • International Peace and Security
  • International Legal Theory
  • Post Conflict Reconstruction
  • Cyber Security
Grants
Title/Description: Awarding Body: People Involved: Dates: Amount:
The Responsibility to Protect and Humanity: A Study on the Idea of Human Interconnectedness’ White Rose Collaboration Fund  A consortium of 10 academics from Universities across the United Kingdom July 2013 - July 2015 £9,757
Teaching interests

I teach predominantly in my area of research: public international law. This enables me to teach with enthusiasm and to present to my students my interpretations of international law and, if necessary, how it should be reformed. Importantly, I expect my students to participate in this process; challenging my ideas and interpretations, forcing me to reflect critically upon my research. In light of this expectation, my students are therefore expected to not just understand the law (and its application) but to engage with it normatively; what’s good about the law? What should be maintained? What should be changed? For me, this enables teaching and learning to be as enjoyable as it is rewarding.

I teach both undergraduate and postgraduate module.

Teaching activities

The modules I teach are:

Undergraduate

Foundations of International Law (Convenor)
Advanced Issues in International Law (Convenor)

Postgraduate and MA

Theoretical Foundations of International Organisations (Convenor)
International Law and the Use of Force (Convenor)
International Humanitarian Law (Convenor)

Professional activities

My book, International Law and the Construction of the Liberal Peace, won the American Society of International Law’s Francis Lieber Prize for an outstanding monograph in the field of armed conflict for 2014.

  • I sit on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Use of Force in International Law (Hart Publishing)
  • Special Issue Editor of the International Community Law Review (Martinus Nijhoff)
  • I sit of the Advisory Board of the International Community Law Review (Martinus Nijhoff)
  • I have reviewed numerous articles and book proposals for leading Law Journals and Publishers.

Recent invited papers and keynote lectures

Russell has presented his research at various international and national conferences. These include presentations at the Universities of: Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Oxford, Exeter, Glasgow, Helsinki (Finland), Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Sydney (Australia), Turku (Finland) and Utrecht (Holland). I have also presented my research at the Australian National University and the Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia). I have presented my research to the Council of Europe, International Law Association, Society of Legal Scholars, Law and Society Association, Chatham House, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Ukrainian Embassy in London, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.