Dr Alexander Orakhelashvili (LLM Leiden, PhD Cantab) is a lecturer at the University of Birminghamteaching international law, jurisprudence and theory of criminal law. Prior to that he was a junior research fellow at Jesus College, Oxford, and has taught international law at the universities of Cambridge, London and Oxford. His publications include Peremptory Norms in International Law (OUP 2006), Interpretation Acts and Rules in Public International Law (OUP 2008), and Collective Security (OUP 2011), as well as edited collections and over 50 articles in leading law periodicals.