Elizabeth Stubbins Bates

Bonavero Early Career Fellow, 2018 - April 2022


Dr Elizabeth Stubbins Bates is an Early Career Fellow at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, and in 2021-2022, Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow in Law at Oxford Brookes University. From 2018-2021, she was Junior Research Fellow in Law at Merton College, Oxford. Her research is at the intersection of international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL); the prevention, investigation and prosecution of violations of international law in armed conflict.

Her forthcoming monograph, A Framework for Compliance in International Humanitarian Law, will be published by Hart in 2022. Dr Stubbins Bates's research has been published in the International and Comparative Law Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict and Security Law, the European Human Rights Law Review, the International Review of the Red Cross, the European Journal of International LawInternational Legal Materials, and by Oxford University Press. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Human Rights Practice

Her work has been cited by the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor, by the International Committee of the Red Cross's Updated Commentary to the Four Geneva Conventions 1949, and by the UN Committee against Torture. She is part of an expert panel for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drones and has submitted expert evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights. She established the Oxford Forum for International Humanitarian Law Compliance, a series of video conversations between researchers and military legal advisers and representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) about military training and compliance in IHL. 

Dr Stubbins Bates has taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), SOAS, University of London, the University of Oxford, and the Academy of European Law (European University Institute). She holds an AHRC-funded PhD from SOAS, University of London, an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, a BA in Jurisprudence from Oxford, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Recent Publications and Impact

Oxford Law Faculty Impact Story 2019


Twitter: @estubbinsbates