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 areas 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 has published widely on the concept of defences in international criminal law and responsibility for international crimes, particularly in relation to non-state actors. Her 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. She has held a number of visiting positions at a number of international institutions, including Columbia Law School and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, and is a listed Assistant to Counsel at the International Criminal Court.

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
  • Co-convenor, Peace and Security Interest Group, European Society of International Law
  • Listed Assistant to Counsel, International Criminal Court
  • Consultant / Expert, International Nuremberg Principles Academy Experts Roster
  • 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

  • Co-organiser, International law in the Age of COVID-19: The Impact of the Pandemic on Peace and Security
  • 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
  • UKRI Peer Reviewer

 

Invited Speaker

  • The Paris Peace Conference and the preservation of power, University of Edinburgh
  • Populism, Nationalism, and Human Rights, University of Maastricht, NL
  • European Society of International Law Annual Conference, University of Manchester, UK
  • British International Studies Association International Law Working Group Workshop
  • 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
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association
  • Glasgow Human Rights Network
  • Society of Legal Scholars

 

Reviewing

  • Pearson Publishing reviewer
  • Oxford University Press reviewer

 

Visiting Positions

  • Guest lecture on 'Non-state actors and responsibility in international criminal law' Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India
  • Columbia Law School, Columbia University
  • Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg, Germany

 

Date


16 results

Strengthening the Principle of Non-Refoulement

Journal Article
Frances Moran, C. (in press)
Strengthening the Principle of Non-Refoulement. International Journal of Human Rights, https://doi.org/10.1080/13642987.2020.1811690
This work examines the origins of the principle of non-refoulement and how it has evolved during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Non-refoulement, or the right not to...

Responsibility And Freedom Of Speech Under Article 10

Journal Article
Moran, C. F. (2020)
Responsibility And Freedom Of Speech Under Article 10. European Human Rights Law Review, 67-80
Freedom of speech is such a fundamental aspect of a free society that it is often used as a measure by which a society or State can be considered ‘free.’ However, untrammelled...

What next for the troubled International Criminal Court?

Other
Moran, C. F. (2019)
What next for the troubled International Criminal Court?
Available online at: https://theconversation.com/what-next-for-the-troubled-international-criminal-court-129038

The Problem of the Authority of the International Criminal Court

Journal Article
Moran, C. F. (2018)
The Problem of the Authority of the International Criminal Court. International Criminal Law Review, 18(5), 883-901. https://doi.org/10.1163/15718123-01805001
This research examines the problem of the authority of the International Criminal Court (ICC), focusing on its claim to jurisdiction as its primary exercise of authority. The ...

A perspective on the Rome Statute's defence of duress: The role of imminence

Journal Article
Moran, C. F. (2018)
A perspective on the Rome Statute's defence of duress: The role of imminence. International Criminal Law Review, 18(1), 154-177. https://doi.org/10.1163/15718123-01801001
The concept of duress encapsulated in Article 31(1)(d) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court is a novel inclusion in a statute created to allow prosecution o...

Crystallising the International Rule of Law: Trump’s Accidental Contribution to International Law

Journal Article
Moran, C. F. (2017)
Crystallising the International Rule of Law: Trump’s Accidental Contribution to International Law. Washburn Law Journal, 56(3), 491-506
No abstract available.

Human rights law.

Book
Moran, C. F. (2017)
Human rights law. In N. Busby, & R. Zahn (Eds.), Studying EU law during and after Brexit, 81-84. Scotland: Scottish Universities Legal Network on Europe
The European Union’s original focus was on economic integration among the six founding Member States. The task of securing human rights at a supranational level had been entru...

How Donald Trump’s bull-in-a-china-shop shtick is strengthening international law

Other
Moran, C. F. (2017)
How Donald Trump’s bull-in-a-china-shop shtick is strengthening international law. https://theconversation.com/how-donald-trumps-bull-in-a-china-shop-shtick-is-strengthening-international-law-73083
No abstract available.

A comparative exploration of the defence of duress

Journal Article
Moran, C. F. (2017)
A comparative exploration of the defence of duress. Global Journal of Comparative Law, 6(1), 51-76
This work examines the defence of duress, as codified in the Rome Statute, from the perspective of four domestic jurisdictions in order to determine whether it can be applied ...

To Be Responsible for Ourselves: Dominic Ongwen and Defences Before the International Criminal Court

Digital Artefact
Moran, C. F. (2016)
To Be Responsible for Ourselves: Dominic Ongwen and Defences Before the International Criminal Court. http://opiniojuris.org/2016/12/19/to-be-responsible-for-ourselves-dominic-ongwen-and-defences-before-the-international-criminal-court/
No abstract available.

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

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

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