MUSSI Fellowship Talk Series: Piracy and the Origins of Universal Jurisdiction (on Stranger Tides?)

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 16:00 to 18:00
2nd Floor Seminar Room Iontas

Dr Mark Chadwick, Lecturer in Law in Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, was awarded one of the MUSSI fellowships for 2019/2020, along with Maynooth University Department of Law. As part of this award Dr Chadwick will lead a discussion of his prize-shortlisted monograph, Piracy and the Origins of universal Jurisdiction (on Stranger Tides?), an examination of how pirates became the first true international criminals and inspired contemporary prosecutions of those who commit devastating international crimes today (genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes).

Dr Mark Chadwick is a Lecturer in Law in Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University. He teaches in the areas of international criminal law and European Union law, and has published on the topics of universal jurisdiction and high seas piracy. His 2019 monograph, Piracy and the Origins of Universal Jurisdiction: On Stranger Tides, was shortlisted for the 2019 Society of Legal Scholars Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship, and formed the basis for a documentary on Netflix (Pirates: Explained).

Mark holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham and has worked at the International Criminal Court, the International Bar association (the Hague office) and the Human Rights Law Centre (part of the University of Nottingham).