Alice Panepinto

Alice Panepinto


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international law, human rights, Middle East


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Research Interests

Alice researches international law, human rights and transitional justice, with a regional interest in the Middle East. She also explores land and property law issues linked to her core research themes. Her teaching reflects both her research interests and applied work.

Current and recent projects have attracted funding from ESRC-IAA, AHRC-DFID and the Society of Legal Scholars. 

In 2020-22 she will be leading a project that seeks to better understand the humanitarian impact of continued forcible transfer of Palestinian Bedouin communities living in E1, Jerusalem, and how impunity for violations of international law contributes to the deterioration of humanitarian vulnerabilities. For more information click here




Current teaching:

Contemporary Issues in Property Law (LLB)

Contemporary Issues in Property Law (MLaw) (module coordinator)

Human Rights Theories (LLM) (module coordinator)

Past teaching:

Counter-terrorism and human rights (LLM) (module coordinator)

International Human Rights Law (LLM) 

Land Law (MLaw) (module coordinator)



Alice joined QUB Law School as a lecturer in August 2017 and became a senior lecturer in August 2021. In addition to research and teaching, Alice is also the PhD Coordinator for the School of Law. 

Prior to joining QUB Alice worked at Warwick University, and previously worked outside academia on human rights and international law issues in the Middle East. She holds a PhD in law and a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from Durham University, an LLM from SOAS, and a law degree from Turin University.

Alice is half-English and half-Italian - but neither fully. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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