Tor Krever

PhD Student in Law

Department of Law

About me

Thesis title

'A History of Piracy in International Legal Thought'


Professor Susan Marks and Dr Stephen Humphreys

Research interests

international law; international human rights law; international criminal law; law and development; critical legal theory

Recent publications

'Dispensing Global Justice' (2014) New Left Review 85: 67-97

'International Criminal Law: An Ideology Critique' (2013) Leiden Journal of International Law 26 (3): 701-723

'Quantifying Law: Legal Indicator Projects and the Reproduction of Neo-liberal Common Sense' (2013) Third World Quarterly 34 (1): 131-150

'The Legal Turn in Late Development Theory: the ‘Rule of Law’ and the World Bank’s Development Model' (2011) Harvard International Law Journal 52 (1): 287-319

‘"Mopping-Up": UNHCR, Neutrality and Non-Refoulement since the Cold War' (2011) Chinese Journal of International Law 10 (3): 587-608

'Calling Power to Reason?' (2010) New Left Review 65: 141-50

Tor has master's degrees in law and development from the University of Cambridge and a bachelor's degree and J.D. degree from Harvard University. He has worked on development issues at the United Nations in New York, human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, and international criminal law at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in the Hague. In 2009, he was a visiting fellow at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá and, in 2011, was law research clerk to Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke of the South African Constitutional Court. He is Assistant Editor of the London Review of International Law.

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