Dr Henry Lovat

  • Lecturer in International Law and Politics (School of Law)

Biography

Henry Lovat is a Lecturer in International Law and Politics at the University of Glasgow.

Henry has advanced qualifications in International Law and International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Toronto and McGill University. His professional background is as a UK solicitor in private and government practice and with the United Nations and other international organisations.

Henry’s research focuses on the nexus of international law and politics, with interests spanning international human rights, humanitarian and criminal law, international trade governance, international dispute settlement and UK constitutional issues and devolution. He has a particular interest in interdisciplinary approaches to international governance issues, and in identifying associated policy as well as academic implications.

Henry leads an ongoing research programme on International Adjudication Under Pressure. Associated publications have addressed issues around the design of the laws of armed conflict, political backlash against international adjudication generally, the operation and evolution of the European Court of Human Rights, judicial discretion at the International Criminal Court, and World Trade Organization reform.

Henry is active in a range of activities beyond the university. He is a member of the Law Society of Scotland International Trade Policy Working Group, and is international theme lead for the RSE Young Academy of Scotland, where he co-led the “Mapping Scotland’s International Future” initiative. He is co-convenor of the BISA International Law Working Group and a past Secretary of the ISA International Law Section.

Research interests

Henry’s interests span International Law and International Relations. His doctoral research examined the political origins of the international treaty rules regulating the conduct of internal armed conflict, using a pluralist theoretical approach to illustrate the interaction of rationalist and social factors in multilateral treaty negotiation outcomes. Other work has examined the efficacy of international tribunals (with a focus on the European Court of Human Rights), and the interplay of legal and political issues in the operation of the International Criminal Court.

Henry’s current research focuses on the politics of international tribunal backlash, investigating the causes of backlash in different institutional and political contexts and identifying measures available to international and domestic actors to ameliorate the risk of backlash. His current project focuses on backlash in the context of the International Criminal Court and the WTO Appellate Body.

Publications

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2022

Garner-Knapp, L., Western, S. D. and Lovat, H. (2022) The US, the WTO, and the Appellate Body: from great expectations to hard times. In: Bungenberg, M., Binder, C., Bungenberg, M., Krajewski, M., Rühl, R., Tams, C. J., Terhechte, J. P. and Ziegler, A. R. (eds.) European Yearbook of International Economic Law 2021. Series: European yearbook of international economic law (12). Springer: Cham, pp. 3-32. ISBN 9783031050824 (doi: 10.1007/8165_2021_76)

2020

Lovat, H. (2020) Affective Justice: The International Criminal Court and the Pan-Africanist Pushback. European Journal of International Law, 31(4), pp. 1603-1610. (doi: 10.1093/ejil/chaa095)[Book Review]

Lovat, H. (2020) International adjudication and its discontents: a pluralist approach to international tribunal backlash. Israel Law Review, 53(3), pp. 301-333. (doi: 10.1017/S0021223720000138)

Lovat, H. (2020) International criminal tribunal backlash. In: Heller, K. J., Ohlin, J., Nouwen, S., Megret, F. and Robinson, D. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of International Criminal Law. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198825203

Lovat, H. (2020) Negotiating Civil War: the Politics of International Regime Design. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781108497275 (doi: 10.1017/9781108667302)

2014

Lovat, H. and Shany, Y. (2014) The European Court of Human Rights. In: Shany, Y. (ed.) Assessing the Effectiveness of International Courts. Series: International courts and tribunals series. Oxford University Press: Oxford ; New York, pp. 253-276. ISBN 9780199643295 (doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643295.003.0011)

2010

Lovat, H. (2010) Judicial Decision-Making, Customary International Law and International Norms. Joint BTS/HUJI/PRIF Meeting on “International Order: Transnational Processes and Their Effects”, Berlin, Germany, Nov 2010. (Unpublished)

2007

Lovat, H. (2007) Delineating the interests of justice: prosecutorial discretion and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, 35(2), pp. 275-286.

Lovat, H. (2007) The New Regionalism: Politics and Prospects. Working Paper. Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration.

2006

Lovat, H. and Aboubakr, O. (2006) Government regulation and the development of corporate social responsibility in the UK and Canada. In: Waters, C. P.M. (ed.) British and Canadian Perspectives on International Law. Martinus Nijhoff: Leiden ; Boston, pp. 275-289. ISBN 9789004153813

2005

Frank, D., Fife, E. and Lovat, H. (2005) United Kingdom. In: Frank, D. (ed.) Corporate Responsibility World. European Lawyer Reference Series: London.

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Number of items: 11.

Articles

Lovat, H. (2020) International adjudication and its discontents: a pluralist approach to international tribunal backlash. Israel Law Review, 53(3), pp. 301-333. (doi: 10.1017/S0021223720000138)

Lovat, H. (2007) Delineating the interests of justice: prosecutorial discretion and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, 35(2), pp. 275-286.

Books

Lovat, H. (2020) Negotiating Civil War: the Politics of International Regime Design. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781108497275 (doi: 10.1017/9781108667302)

Book Sections

Garner-Knapp, L., Western, S. D. and Lovat, H. (2022) The US, the WTO, and the Appellate Body: from great expectations to hard times. In: Bungenberg, M., Binder, C., Bungenberg, M., Krajewski, M., Rühl, R., Tams, C. J., Terhechte, J. P. and Ziegler, A. R. (eds.) European Yearbook of International Economic Law 2021. Series: European yearbook of international economic law (12). Springer: Cham, pp. 3-32. ISBN 9783031050824 (doi: 10.1007/8165_2021_76)

Lovat, H. (2020) International criminal tribunal backlash. In: Heller, K. J., Ohlin, J., Nouwen, S., Megret, F. and Robinson, D. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of International Criminal Law. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198825203

Lovat, H. and Shany, Y. (2014) The European Court of Human Rights. In: Shany, Y. (ed.) Assessing the Effectiveness of International Courts. Series: International courts and tribunals series. Oxford University Press: Oxford ; New York, pp. 253-276. ISBN 9780199643295 (doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643295.003.0011)

Lovat, H. and Aboubakr, O. (2006) Government regulation and the development of corporate social responsibility in the UK and Canada. In: Waters, C. P.M. (ed.) British and Canadian Perspectives on International Law. Martinus Nijhoff: Leiden ; Boston, pp. 275-289. ISBN 9789004153813

Frank, D., Fife, E. and Lovat, H. (2005) United Kingdom. In: Frank, D. (ed.) Corporate Responsibility World. European Lawyer Reference Series: London.

Book Reviews

Lovat, H. (2020) Affective Justice: The International Criminal Court and the Pan-Africanist Pushback. European Journal of International Law, 31(4), pp. 1603-1610. (doi: 10.1093/ejil/chaa095)[Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Lovat, H. (2007) The New Regionalism: Politics and Prospects. Working Paper. Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration.

Conference or Workshop Item

Lovat, H. (2010) Judicial Decision-Making, Customary International Law and International Norms. Joint BTS/HUJI/PRIF Meeting on “International Order: Transnational Processes and Their Effects”, Berlin, Germany, Nov 2010. (Unpublished)

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Supervision

Henry welcomes enquiries from doctoral candidates looking to pursue studies in his areas of interest.

  • Feng, Ye
    Non-state actors role in cyberspace international law-making
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    Civil war in international humanitarian law : between inclusion and exclusion