Staff Profile:Dr Katja Samuel

Name:
Dr Katja Samuel
Job Title:
Associate Professor
Responsibilities:

Currently undertakes the following teaching, supervision and administrative roles:

  • Module Convenor for LWMHRL (Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice)
  • Module Convenor for LWMCPA (Foundational Concepts, Principles and Actors)
  • Module Convenor for LWMDMT (Disaster Management)
  • Module Convenor for LWMPRO (Professional Project)
  • Module Convenor for LW3IHR (International Human Rights Law)
  • LLB/PGT dissertation supervisor
  • PGR supervisor (willing to supervise within areas of interest)
  • Director for Programmes in Global Crisis, Conflict and Disaster Management
  • Personal tutor
Areas of Interest:

Global security, disaster law/management, law of armed conflict, counter-terrorism, public international law, international human rights law, international institutional law (especially United Nations and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), rule of law, and Islamic law.

Research groups / Centres:

Forthcoming Publications:

2017

  • Samuel, K. L. H., Breau, S. and Whitbourn, S. (2017), International Law and Disaster Management: Planning, Response, and Reconstruction. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

2016

  • Breau, S. and Samuel, K. L. H. (eds.) (2016), Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham

2014

  • French, D. and Samuel, K. L. H. (2014) Transitional justice in times of "exponential change": constructing normative frameworks fit for purpose - the importance of general international law. In Bachman, S. and Szablewska, N. (eds), Current Issues in Transitional Justice: Towards a More Holistic Approach. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp185-208. ISBN 9783319093895
  • Samuel, K. L. H. (2014) The legal response to terrorism of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. In Saul, B. (ed.), Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 717-733. ISBN 9780857938800
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Books

  • Samuel, K. L. H., Breau, S. and Whitbourn, S. (2017), International Law and Disaster Management: Planning, Response, and Reconstruction. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
  • Breau, S.C. and Samuel, K. L. H. (eds.) (2016 forthcoming), Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham
  • Samuel, K. L. H. (2013) The OIC, the UN, and counter-terrorism law-making: conflicting or cooperative legal orders? Studies in International Law. Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp537. ISBN 9781849462679
    [2015 winner of the Society of Legal Scholars' Peter Birks prize for outstanding legal scholarship]
  • Salinas de Friás, A. M., Samuel, K. L. H. and White, N. D. (eds.) (2012), Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice. Oxford University Press, Oxford (available electronically on http://opil.ouplaw.com/home/OSAIL)
  • K.L.H. Samuel and N.D. White (eds.), Counter-Terrorism and International Law (Ashgate, 2012) (introduction)

Policy Reports/Other

Selected Conferences/Seminars/Guest Lectures/Workshops/Other Contributions:

  • Sep 13 & Nov 14, contributing expert (for the 4th time) to World Justice Project's Rule of Law Index 2013-14 report(www.worldjusticeproject.org/)
  • 22-23 Aug 13, participated in expert workshop organised by Open Society Justice Initiative and Open Society Initiative East Africa to review draft guidelines and principles on terrorism and human rights for adoption by the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and implementation by governments on the African continent
  • 17 Apr 13, 'Terrorism, Shari'ah, the OIC, and International Law' - Guest lecture (NATO School, Oberammergau)
  • 13 Apr 13, 'The Nature and Impact of OIC Law-Making on International Law' - International Law Association (British Branch) Annual Spring Conference 2013, Oxford University)
  • 20 Dec 12, 'Rule of Law and Counter-Terrorism' - Guest lectures (European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice)
  • 1 Oct 12, 'Counter-Terrorism and the Rule of Law: Legal Challenges posed by "Preventive" Responses and a Changing Global Political Context' - Book Launch Event for Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice (Barcelona University and Centro Estudios Internacionales, Spain)
  • 27 Sep 12, 'Cooperation in Counter-Terrorism: A Rule of Law Stocktake in a Changing Global Political Context' (NATO Legal Conference, Tirana, Albania 24-28 September 2012)
  • 24 May 12, Presentation on WJP Rule of Law and Counter-Terrorism Project - Global Counter-Terrorism Forum Criminal Justice Sector/Rule of Law Working Group (Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague)
  • 23 May 12, 'The International Rule of Law Framework for Countering Terrorism' - Book Launch Event for Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice (International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, The Hague)
  • 23 May 12, 'Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, and Rule of Law Based Responses' - Guest Lecture (International Criminal Court, The Hague)
  • 9 May 12, 'International Law, Counter-Terrorism, and the Concept of 'Prevention' - Book Launch Event for Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice (American Society of International Law, Washington, DC)
  • 8 May 12, 'UN Reform, the Rule of Law and Counter-Terrorism: How Can Past Lessons Inform Future Responses?' - Book Launch Event for Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice (Co-sponsored by the UN CTITF Working Group on Protecting Human Rights while Countering Terrorism and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York)
  • 20 Apr 12, Presentation on WJP Rule of Law and Counter-Terrorism Project - Book Launch Event forCounter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice ('Security and International Law', International Law Association (British Branch) Annual Spring Conference 2012, Nottingham University)
  • 15 Apr 12, Presentation on WJP Rule of Law and Counter-Terrorism Project - Book Launch Event forCounter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice (International Judicial Conference, Islamabad, Pakistan)
  • 14 Apr 12, 'Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, and Rule of Law Based Responses: Terrorist Financing' (International Judicial Conference, Islamabad, Pakistan)
  • 12 Apr 12, 'Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, and Rule of Law Based Responses' - Guest Lecture (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan)
  • 14 Mar 12, 'Complexities Facing Intelligence and Law Enforcement Agencies when Providing Collective Security while Navigating the Various Rule of Law Challenges' - Guest Lecture (NATO Region V Vigilant Resolve Conference, London)
  • 4 Aug 11, 'United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon: Political, Historical, Religious, and Legal Factors' - Guest Lecture (Finish Defence Forces International Centre, Niinisalo, Finland)
  • 27 Apr 11, Can Religious Norms Influence Self-Determination Struggles, and with What Implications for International Law ('States, Peoples and Minorities: Whither the Nation in International Law?', International Law Association (British Branch) Annual Spring Conference 2011, Sheffield University)
  • 16 Dec 10, Current Lacunae within the International Rule of Law Framework applicable to Counter-Terrorism, WJP project presentation to 19th Council of Europe's Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER) (15-16 December 2010, Istanbul, Turkey)
Qualifications:
LLB (Durham), LLM (Nottingham), Ph.D. (Sheffield), Barrister (Gray's Inn), PGCert Academic Practice, HEA Fellow

Biographical Details:

Katja Samuel joined the School of Law in September 2012. Previously, she served in the Royal Navy for 12 years (1992-2004) as a logistics officer in various national and multinational operational contexts at sea, as well as a legal adviser on a range of diverse legal matters. After leaving the Royal Navy, she completed her LLM in Public International Law at Nottingham University, then her PhD at Sheffield University where her doctoral research focused on the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (formerly the Organisation of the Islamic Conference), the United Nations and Counter-Terrorism Law-Making. Between 2008 and 2012 she co-directed and project managed a significant multinational, multidisciplinary collaborative research project between Nottingham University (where the project was located), Malaga University, and the Club of Madrid (80+ former heads of state from over 50 countries committed to furthering democratic values worldwide). The project was conceived under the auspices of the World Justice Project, an ambitious independent, multinational, multidisciplinary initiative that aims to strengthen the rule of law worldwide from the local to global levels. The primary project outputs were Salinas de Friás, A. M., Samuel, K. L. H and White, N. D. (2012) (eds.), Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice. Oxford University Press, Oxford; and two policy-orientated reports on the rule of law and counter-terrorism, details of which were widely disseminated, including to governmental and intergovernmental law- and policy-makers.

Other Activities:

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Authority
  • ESCR/GCRF Peer Review College member (2016-2018)
  • External Examiner, Nottingham Trent University (2015-)
  • Appointed as a member of the AHRC's peer review college (2014-17)
  • European Research Council reviewer
  • Member of International Law Association Due Diligence Study Group (2013-2016)
  • Member of International Law Association Islamic Law and International Law Committee (2007-2014)
  • Consultancy on rule of law, security and human rights law issues
  • Editing of law and policy materials
  • Reviewer for various publishers including CUP, Hart/Bloomesbury Publishing and Routledge

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Contact Details

Email:
k.l.samuel@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 7125

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