Mark Chadwick

Mark Chadwick

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

Staff Group(s)
Nottingham Law School staff


Mark is a lecturer at Nottingham Law School.  He teaches European Union Law, International Criminal Justice and Comparative Law at LLB level, European Union Law at Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) level and International Criminal Court and International Crimes at LLM level. Mark also acts as a personal tutor to LLB students.

Mark supervises Independent Research Projects at LLB, GDL and LLM level, with a particular interest in topics related to international criminal justice.  He is a member of the Centre for Rights and Justice.

Mark also acts as a visiting tutor for students on both six-month and year-long work placements.

Career overview

Mark previously worked as a law tutor at the University of Nottingham (2010-2014) whilst completing his PhD.

Mark has served as an intern with various organisations, including the University of Nottingham’s Human Rights Law Centre (twice, in 2007 and 2009), the International Criminal Court (2008) and the International Bar Association (2008-09).

Research areas

Mark’s research focuses on issues in international criminal justice. He is particularly interested in the processes by which States claim jurisdiction over suspected perpetrators of international crime, including via the notion of “universal jurisdiction”. He has previously published on the topics of universal jurisdiction and on the EU’s commitment to international criminal justice.

Mark published a monograph, Piracy and the Origins of Universal Jurisdiction: On Stranger Tides,in January 2019. Mark’s book examines the legal history of high seas piracy, with an emphasis on how States justify claims of jurisdiction over perpetrators and the way in which the prosecution of pirates informs contemporary notions of international criminal justice. Opportunities arise to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil / PhD in the areas identified above

Sponsors and collaborators

Mark’s PhD was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.  He has previously collaborated with his former PhD supervisor Professor Olympia Bekou of the University of Nottingham, leading to a publication on the role of the EU in international criminal justice.


“Facilitating EU commitment to the International Criminal Court: The role of the ICC Legal Tools Project” (with Professor Olympia Bekou), in Jan Wetzel (ed.), The EU as a ‘Global Player’ in Human Rights? (Oxford: Routledge, 2012).

“Modern Developments in Universal Jurisdiction: Addressing Genocide in Tibet”, 9 International Criminal Law Review (2009) 359.

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Press expertise

Mark has expertise in matters of international criminal justice, including: the operation of the International Criminal Court (e.g. present cases before it and issues it faces); the prosecution of overseas offenders in national courts (for example, the prosecution of suspected Syrian or Iraqi war criminals in national courts across Europe); and legal issues in high seas piracy.

Course(s) I teach on

  • LLB Law
    Undergraduate | Full-time | 2019

  • LLB International Law
    Undergraduate | Full-time | 2019

  • Student reading in library
    Postgraduate taught / Professional | Full-time | 2019