Clare Frances Moran

Clare Frances Moran

Dr Clare Frances Moran

Lecturer

Biography

Clare Frances is lecturer in law at Edinburgh Napier. Her research interests lie in the related of international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and international human rights law, with a focus on the application of legal theory to these areas. Her current work focuses on a theory of authority in international criminal law, and is due to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2020.

Clare Frances was a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School in 2018 and a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg in 2013. She was also awarded a scholarship to attend The Hague Academy of International Law in 2013. She has also judged Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in 2018 and will return as a Judge for the French rounds in 2019.

She has published widely on the concept of defences in international criminal law and responsibility for international crimes, particularly in relation to non-state actors. Previous work has been funded by the Clark Foundation in Legal Education, the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and the iCourts Centre for Excellence at the University of Copenhagen.

Research Areas

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Judge for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2019 French National Rounds
  • Peace and Security Interest Group Committee member, European Society of International Law
  • Judge for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2018 Belgium National Qualifying Rounds
  • Steering Committee, Scottish Universities Law Network on Europe
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Society of Legal Scholars

 

Conference Activity

  • Panel chair, Scotland and the European Referendums: Context and consequences
  • Panel chair, International law section, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference
  • Co-Investigator, Royal Society of Edinburgh workshop series on Unaccompanied Minors
  • Co-organiser, Perspectives on Conflict conference, University of Glasgow
  • Panel chair, Making an Impact interdisciplinary conference, University of Glasgow
  • Panel chair, Changing the World Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Glasgow

 

Editorial Activity

  • Italian Law Journal reviewer
  • The Age of Human Rights Journal reviewer

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External examiner, University of the West of England

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Scholarship recipient, International Law Fund, The Hague Academy of International Law
  • Higher Education Academy

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Peer Reviewer for Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland

 

Invited Speaker

  • British International Studies Association International Law Working Group Workshop
  • Populism, Nationalism, and Human Rights, University of Maastricht, NL
  • European Society of International Law Annual Conference, University of Manchester, UK
  • Freedom Under Pressure, University of Ghent, Belgium
  • U!REKA Research Conference, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  • Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, UCD, Dublin, IE
  • Edinburgh Napier Business School Research Conference, Edinburgh, UK
  • Ageing and the workplace workshop, Employment Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Newcastle, UK
  • Emerging transnational criminal law international workshop, iCourts Centre of Excellence for International Courts, University of
  • Society of Legal Scholars Conference, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 9th Annual North-South Criminology Conference, University College Cork, Ireland
  • British Association of Comparative Law Postgraduate workshop, University of Essex, UK
  • Law Postgraduate Research seminar, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Law Postgraduate Research Colloquium, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Pre-conference workshop, International Law Association Annual Spring Conference, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Scottish Young Legal Researchers Colloquium, University of Dundee, UK
  • Dundee Association for University Women, UK

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • American Society of International Law
  • European Society of International Law
  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association
  • Glasgow Human Rights Network

 

Reviewing

  • Oxford University Press reviewer

 

Visiting Positions

  • Columbia Law School, Columbia University
  • Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg, Germany

 

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • PhD funding, Clark Foundation for Legal Education
  • Attendance at summer school, iCourts Centre for Excellence at the University of Copenhagen
  • Conference organisation funding, New Initiatives Fund, University of Glasgow
  • PhD funding, Clark Foundation for Legal Education
  • Research visit, Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
  • PhD funding, Clark Foundation for Legal Education