Alice Panepinto


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international law, human rights, Middle East


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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.

Alice's monograph, Truth and Transitional Justice: Localising the International Legal Framework in Muslim Majority Legal Systems (2022), investigates synergies between international law and Islamic law in furthering truth-seeking, the formation of collective memories and the victims’ right to know the truth, as key aims of the international paradigm of transitional justice and broadly supported by the shari’ah.

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

Between 2020-23 she will be leading, as PI, a project funded by AHRC (reference: AH/T007540/1) 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, please consult the project website or get in touch via email. The project will be enhanced by digital outputs produced in collaboration with a Palestinian media company, supported by the AHRC-FoF (reference: AH/W006782/1). 





Human Rights Theories (LLM) (module coordinator)

Counter-terrorism and Human Rights (LLM)

Past teaching:

Contemporary Issues in Property Law (LLB)

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

Land Law (MLaw) (module coordinator)

International Human Rights Law (LLM) 



Alice joined QUB as a lecturer in law in 2017 and became a senior lecturer in 2021. In 2021 Alice became PhD Programme Coordinator for the School of Law. 

Prior to joining QUB Alice worked at Warwick University and 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 Development 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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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