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Mr Tomas Hamilton

Research interests

Tomas is interested in International Criminal Law, Transnational Criminal Law, Public International law and International Humanitarian Law. The subject of his PhD research is the liability of arms traders for assisting international crimes.

Biographical details

Tomas was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2011 and holds a BA(Hons) and MA from the University of Oxford and an LL.M from the University of Cambridge, where his thesis was supervised by Professor James Crawford. He has worked in the serious crime department of a leading firm of London solicitors, at the International Criminal Court, and for the United Nations at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. He has also worked in research capacities for Oxford University, the BBC and TED, and completed placements at 2 Bedford Row, Leigh Day & Co., Garden Court Chambers, Derby Crown Court, and the UK Parliament. Since 2009 he has been a volunteer advocate in social security tribunal appeals for the Free Representation Unit.

Participation in conference

The International Criminal Responsibility of War's Funders and Profiteers

Tomas Hamilton (Invited speaker)

24 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Conference on Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kongg

Tomas Hamilton (Invited speaker)

7 Oct 20168 Oct 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Bar Association - International Legal Challenges for 2015

Tomas Hamilton (Participant)

31 Jan 20151 Feb 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Types of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Visiting Researcher, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University

Tomas Hamilton (Visitor)

28 Apr 20155 Jul 2015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Visiting Researcher, T.M.C. Asser Instituut

Tomas Hamilton (Visitor)

25 Jan 201526 Apr 2015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Types of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition (Judge for memorials and oral round)

Tomas Hamilton (Member)

Apr 2015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

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