Dr Francis Grimal

Dr Francis Grimal, Lecturer in Law at the University of Buckingham, top UK university for student satisfactionLLB (Hons) (Nottingham), LLM (Reading), PhD (Reading)
Senior Lecturer in Public International Law

Dr Grimal joined the School of Law in 2008 having previously taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University of Reading.  He completed his doctorate in International Law at the University of Reading in 2009, and he is a member of the Committee of the International Law Association’s British Branch on Nuclear Weapons, Non-Proliferation and Contemporary International Law. His research interests include the use of force, nuclear non-proliferation, self-defence, collective security, humanitarian intervention and international humanitarian law and he has published in North American and European international law journals.

Dr Grimal is the Book Review Editor as part of the editorial board for the JUFILJournal on the Use of Force and International Law.  The Journal on the Use of Force and International Law (JUFIL) is a new peer reviewed journal covering all aspects of the law governing the use of force (jus ad bellum), as distinct from other related areas of international law.  Please click here to see the Advisory & Editorial Board.

Publications:

Sole Authored Books

  • Threats of Force: International Law and Strategy (Abingdon: Routledge, 2012).

Major Articles

  • “Missile defence shields: Automated & anticipatory self-defence?”, Journal of Conflict and Security Law 19.2 (Summer 2014), 317-339.
  • “The protection of nationals abroad: lawfulness or toleration? A commentary”, Journal of Conflict and Security Law 16(3) (2011), 541-554 (co-authored with Graham Melling).
  • “British action in Libya 2011: The lawful protection of nationals abroad?”, Denning Law Journal 23 (2011), 165-177 (co-authored with Graham Melling).
  • “The threat of force as an action in self-defense under international law”, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 44 (2011), 285-329 (co-authored with James A. Green). 

Chapters in Edited Books

  • Jus ad bellum: Nuclear weapons and the inherent right of self-defence” in Nuclear Weapons, Non-Proliferation & Contemporary International Law: Essays and Commentaries Volume II: General Issues (The Hague: Asser Press, 2015), 337-350. Read more in our Publication of the week section (9 Nov 2015).

Book Reviews

  • Review of Jackson Maogoto, Technology and the Law on the Use of Force (Routledge, 2015), Journal on the Use of Force and International Law 3.1 (2016), 177-184; co-authored with James A. Green.

Conference Papers

  • Discussant at the International Law Association’s British Branch on Nuclear Weapons, Non-Proliferation and Contemporary International Law ‘Round Table 3’ on International Law, Nuclear Energy, and Nuclear Weapons in London, 15 February 2013.
  • Discussant at the International Law Association’s British Branch on Nuclear Weapons, Non-Proliferation and Contemporary International Law ‘Round Table 1’ on International Law, Nuclear Energy, and Nuclear Weapons in Brighton, 10 April 2010.
  • “Threats of Force and Iran’s Nuclear Programme” presented at Oxford Brookes University, 12 December 2007.

francis.grimal@buckingham.ac.uk

Selected Publications

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