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Professor Nina Jørgensen LLB (Hons) (Bristol), D.Phil. (Oxon), Barrister

Professor of Public International Law

Professor Nina Jørgensen

Nina H. B. Jørgensen is Professor of Public International Law within the School of Law at the University of Southampton.

She is also a Judge at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers.

She was previously Professor of Law (2014-2018) and Associate Professor of Law (2010-2014) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In the academic year 2014-15, she was a Visiting Fellow on the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School. From 2001 to 2010, she worked in various capacities at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown (including as Senior Appeals Counsel and Senior Legal Adviser for the Office of the Prosecutor), the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia in Phnom Penh (Senior Judicial Coordinator for the Pre-Trial Chamber), and the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia (Associate Legal Officer in Chambers) and Rwanda (Defence Legal Assistant) in The Hague and Arusha respectively. She has also worked for the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in Warsaw as the Legal Adviser for Tolerance and Non-Discrimination. Prior to these assignments, she was a post-doctoral research fellow in international criminal law at the University of Leiden.

Nina has a D.Phil. (public international law) and MSt (creative writing) from the University of Oxford, and LLB (Hons) from the University of Bristol. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Gray’s Inn) in 1999 and has a practising certificate as a barrister.

Since resuming her academic career, Nina has advised the United Nations and non-governmental organisations on matters relating to international criminal justice in specific country contexts, and has provided voluntary legal assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in Greece.

She is the author of The Responsibility of States for International Crimes (Oxford University Press, 2000), Companion to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (Edward Elgar, 2018), the edited collection, The International Criminal Responsibility of War’s Funders and Profiteers (Cambridge University Press, 2020), and articles in journals such as the American Journal of International Law, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Leiden Journal of International Law, Chinese Journal of International Law and Journal of International Criminal Justice.


Centre for Law, Policy and Society (CLPS)  

Research interests

Public International Law, International Criminal Law and Procedure, International Human Rights Law, Humanitarian Law, Transitional Justice.

PhD Supervision

Nina welcomes enquiries from prospective doctoral applicants in her fields of interest.


Deputy Head of School and Director of Research.

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Book Chapters



  • Foundations in Criminal Evidence Law, LAWS2029 (2018-21)
  • Transitional Justice Law, War and Crime, LAWS3039 (2018-21)
  • Introduction to Public International Law LAWS2035 (2019-20)


Professor Nina Jørgensen
Southampton Law School, Building 4 University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ UK

Room Number : 4/4021

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