Miles Jackson is an Associate Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law and a Fellow of Jesus College. He holds MA and DPhil degrees from the University of Oxford, an LLM degree from Harvard Law School, and an LLB from the University of South Africa. 

Miles has a range of research interests in general international law, including jurisdiction, immunities, and the law of state responsibility, as well as in international humanitarian law and international criminal law. His doctoral research, supported by a Rhodes Scholarship, was on complicity in international law and was published by Oxford University Press in 2015. He has also written extensively on command/superior responsibility, including for the most recent Commentary to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Ambos, 2022), as well as the prohibition of apartheid in international law. His work has been published in, amongst others, the European Journal of International Law, the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, the International Journal of Constitutional Law, and the Journal of International Criminal Justice. In 2017, he was awarded the Cassese Prize for International Criminal Law Studies.

Miles serves as a Faculty Committee Member of Oxford Pro Bono Publico and on the Steering Committee of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict. He teaches International Law and Armed Conflict on the BCL/MJur at Oxford and Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Public International Law on the undergraduate course. He previously taught Criminal Justice and Human Rights as well as Criminal Law, and was previously the Convenor of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Group.

Miles has acted as counsel in proceedings before the International Court of Justice, and has provided advice and legal opinions to a range of international and civil society organisations, including NATO, the OSCE, Open Society, and Human Rights Watch.

He is the director of the Oxford International Law Course for Navy and Government Lawyers, and co-director (with Dapo Akande) of the International Law Course for the Army Legal Service. Miles is also a contributor to the forthcoming version of the Tallinn Manual on the Application of International Law to Cyber Operations. Prior to joining the Faculty, Miles practiced law in New York and clerked at the Constitutional Court of South Africa and the International Court of Justice.

In the academic year 2023/2024, he is on leave from the University to work in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. 

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