Paul David Mora

Faculty of Law and Criminology
Department of European, Public and International Law

Paul David Mora is researching a doctorate on the barriers in international law to transnational human rights litigation. He commenced his doctoral studies at Ghent University in Summer 2019 under the supervision of Professor Tom Ruys.

Paul has a research interest in public international law and human rights. He has published a number of articles in edited collections and academic journals, which include the Australian International Law Journal, the Canadian Yearbook of International Law, the German Yearbook of International Law, the International and Comparative Law Quarterly, and the Netherlands International Law Review. His work on universal jurisdiction was cited by the European Court of Human Rights in Naït-Liman v. Switzerland [2018] ECHR 243 (Grand Chamber), and [2016] ECHR 574 (Chamber). In the field of private international law, Paul has undertaken research for the annual updates of Dicey, Morris & Collins on the Conflict of Laws since 2009.

Paul currently works full time for an investment management company in London. He is a former academic who has held various research and teaching positions at King’s College London (2017), The National University of Singapore (2013-2015), BPP University (2011-2013), The University of Birmingham (2008-2010), and The University of Durham (2005-2007). He holds a Bachelor of Law and a Master of Jurisprudence in Public International Law from University College, The University of Durham.

- “Universal Civil Jurisdiction and Forum Necessitatis: The Confusion of Public and Private International Law in Naït-Liman v. Switzerland” (2018) 65(2) Netherlands International Law Review 155-183.
- “The Immunities of State Officials in Civil Proceedings Involving Allegations of Torture” (2017) 23 Australian International Law Journal 21-40.
- Review of Xiaodong Yang, State Immunity in International Law (2016) 14(1) Journal of International Criminal Justice 229-230.
- Review of Campbell McLachlan, Foreign Relations Law (2015) 5(2) Asian Journal of In-ternational Law 416-417.
- “The Alien Tort Statute after Kiobel: The Possibility for Unlawful Assertions of Universal Civil Jurisdiction Still Remains” (2014) 63(3) International and Comparative Law Quarterly 699-719.
- “Jones v. The United Kingdom: Article 6(1) ECHR and the Immunities of States and Their Officials for Acts of Torture” (2014) 3(2) Cambridge Journal of International and Compara-tive Law 608-615.
- “Jurisdictional Immunities of the State for Serious Violations of International Human Rights Law or the Law of Armed Conflict” (2012) 50 Canadian Yearbook of International Law 243-287.
- “Chambers v. DPP: Credible Threat or a Joke in Bad Taste?” (2012) 23(8) Entertainment Law Review 253 (co-author with Ashley Savage).
- “Pre-Trial Detention, the Treatment of Terror Suspects, and the Human Rights Act: A Criti-cal Analysis of the Position in England and Wales”, in Piet Hein van Kempen (ed.), Pre-Trial Detention: Human Rights, Criminal Procedural Law and Penitentiary Law, Compara-tive Law, Intersentia (2012) (co-author with Professor Stephen Shute).
- “Jurisdiction and Applicable Law for Infringements of Personality Rights Committed on the Internet” (2012) 34(5) European Intellectual Property Review 350-353.
- “The Right to Privacy and Advance Notification” (2011) 22(8) Entertainment Law Review 233-241 (co-author with Ashley Savage).
- “Article 8 ECHR and Possession Proceedings: The Extension of the Grounds of Review by the Supreme Court” (2011) 11 Journal of Planning and Environment Law 1420-1428.
- Review of Beatrice Bonafè, The Relationship Between State and Individual Responsibility for International Crimes (2011) 60(2) International and Comparative Law Quarterly 565-566.
- “Independent Judicial Oversight to Guarantee Proportionate Revelations of Journalistic Sources under Article 10 ECHR: The Grand Chamber’s Decision in Sanoma Uitgevers B.V. v. The Netherlands” (2011) 22(2) Entertainment Law Review 65-70 (co-author with Ashley Savage). 
- “Security Service Memoirs and the Jurisdiction of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal: The Supreme Court’s Decision in A v. B” (2010) 21(5) Entertainment Law Review 197-199 (co-author with Ashley Savage). 
- “The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 and International Criminal Law: Backing into the Fu-ture?” (2010) 59(3) International and Comparative Law Quarterly 803-813 (co-author with Professor Robert Cryer).
- “The Protection of Journalistic Sources, Norwich Pharmacal Orders and Article 10 ECHR: Financial Times Ltd v. The United Kingdom” (2010) 21(4) Entertainment Law Review 137-140 (co-author with Ashley Savage). 
- Review of Hazel Fox QC, The Law of State Immunity, Second Edition (2010) 21(1) Euro-pean Journal of International Law 249-250.
- “The Legality of Civil Jurisdiction over Torture under the Universal Principle” (2009) 52 German Yearbook of International Law 367-403.   
- “The Compatibility with Article 10 ECHR of the Continued Publication of a Libel on the In-ternet: Times Newspapers (Nos 1and 2) v. The United Kingdom” (2009) 20(6) Entertain-ment Law Review 226-228.