Luke Moffett

    Dr Luke Moffett

    Senior Lecturer

    Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3459

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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.

    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

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

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