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Research Interests


Victims' rights

International Criminal Court

Transitional Justice

Research Statement

Luke joined the School of Law, Queen's University Belfast as a lecturer in September 2013. He had previously worked as a research fellow on the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project 'Amnesties, Prosecution and the Public Interest in the Northern Ireland Transition' led by Professor Kieran McEvoy. 

Luke's research interests are in the role of reparations in addressing past violations and the construction of victims' rights in domestic and international processes. His PhD examined the role of victims within the International Criminal Court and their ability to participate and claim reparations. His book 'Justice for Victims before the International Criminal Court' is published by Routledge (2014). His current research is exploring victim identity and responsibility in reparation mechanisms and the obligations of non-state actors.



Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2015-

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (QUB) 2015

PhD in Law (QUB) 2012

LLM in Human Rights Law (QUB) 2008

LLB (Hons.) Law (QUB) 2007



in June 2015 Luke was awarded the QUB Rising Star Teaching Award.


Current Teaching

International Criminal and Transitional Justice (UG LLB) (Module Coordinator)

International Humanitarian Law (UG LLB) (Module Coordinator)


Past Teaching

Transitional Justice (PG LLM) (Module Coordinator)

Public International Law (UG LLB) 

Humanitarian Law and Human Rights in Conflict (PG LLM) (Module Coordinator)

Contract Law (UG LLB) (Module Coordinator)

Introduction to the Law of Torts (UG LLB)

Researching Human Rights (PG LLM) (Module Coordinator)

Criminal Law (UG LLB) 

Evidence (UG LLB)



Administrative roles

Advisor of Studies for undergraduate LLB students (2014-2016)

Law School Ethics Committee Chair (2015-2018)

Human Rights Centre Director (2015-)

Personal Tutor (2014-)


Social Media

Luke's work and research can be followed on Twitter, SSRN, or Research Gate.

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Projects 2016 2019

Research Output 2008 2019

Between Punishment and Mercy – Alternative Sanctions and the Special Jurisdiction for Peace

Moffett, L., 17 Apr 2019, Justice in Conflict.

Research output: Other contribution

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Achieving Ambition winner

Luke Moffett (Recipient), 03 Feb 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Association of Law Teachers/Routledge Law and Technology Prize 2017

Luke Moffett (Recipient) & Douglas Cubie (Recipient), 10 Apr 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

QUB Students Union Education Award - Most Innovative Learning Experience 2018

Luke Moffett (Recipient), 18 Apr 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Rising Star teaching award

Luke Moffett (Recipient), Jun 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2011 2019

QUB HRC Fifth Annual PhD Conference

Sunneva Gilmore (Organiser), Sunneva Gilmore (Speaker), Paula Shilliday (Organiser), Paula Shilliday (Speaker), Luke Moffett (Invited speaker), Eithne Dowds (Invited speaker)
07 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Seizing Assets for Reparations

Luke Moffett (Speaker)
05 Dec 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Colombian Special Jurisdiction for Peace: Restorative Retribution?

Luke Moffett (Presenter)
23 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Reparations for Conflict Related Sexual Violence

Luke Moffett (Lecturer)
13 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Ram Bhandari

Luke Moffett (Host)
11 Apr 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting of external, non-academic visitor

Press / Media


The international criminal court : justice for victims of international crimes?

Author: Moffett, L., 31 Aug 2012

Supervisor: Obokata, T. (Supervisor) & Allain, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy