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Dr Tor Krever

College position(s)




Specialising in

Official Fellow in Law

Degrees, Awards and Prizes

PhD (LSE), LLM, MPhil (Cantab), JD, AB (Harvard).

Research Themes

My work is focused on the history and theory of international law, as well as critical and Marxist approaches to international law and left-legal theory more generally. Current research projects include a history of the pirate in international legal thought and a study of the relationship between anti-imperialism and international law in the 20th century.


I currently lecture and supervise Tripos students in international law and teaches across a range of LLM papers including History and Theory of International Law, International Human Rights Law, the Law of Armed Conflict, and International Criminal Law. I also supervise PhD students.

Role with the University

University Assistant Professor in International Law


I was educated in Australia, the US, and the UK, completing his PhD in Law at the London School of Economics. I worked on world trade, humanitarian, and development issues at the United Nations in New York, human rights in Palestine, and international criminal law at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague where I assisted with Charles Taylor’s defence. In 2011, I was law research clerk to then-Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke of the South African Constitutional Court. 

Prior to joining Girton and the Cambridge law faculty, I was Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick where I taught international law and was shortlisted for a Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence.

I am the co-General Editor of the London Review of International Law (Oxford University Press), which publishes critical, historical, socio-legal and other non-doctrinal international law scholarship.