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PhD projects

Reparations, non-state armed groups, victims' rights (TJ), space and IHL


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Personal profile

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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Research Output

  • Prizes

    Achieving Ambition winner

    Moffett, Luke (Recipient), 03 Feb 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Association of Law Teachers/Routledge Law and Technology Prize 2017

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

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    QUB Students Union Education Award - Most Innovative Learning Experience 2018

    Moffett, Luke (Recipient), 18 Apr 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    Rising Star teaching award

    Moffett, Luke (Recipient), Jun 2015

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    Politics as ‘art of the possible’ in ensuring remedies for corporate violations of human rights

    Ciara Hackett (Presenter), & Luke Moffett (Presenter)

    15 Oct 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Reparations and Conflict

    Luke Moffett (Invited speaker)

    02 Jul 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Cambridge University Press (Publisher)

    Luke Moffett (Peer reviewer)

    25 Jun 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory

    Luke Moffett (Presenter)

    09 Sep 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Press / Media

    Guidance on the pension for injured victims

    Luke Moffett


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Pension for injured victims

    Luke Moffett


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Truth First, Reconciliation Later

    Luke Moffett


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Other


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

    Author: Moffett, L., Dec 2012

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

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy