Assistant Professor of Public International Law

Dr. Emma Irving was Assistant Professor of Public International Law at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University until September 2020. She defended her PhD titled ‘The Shared Protection of Human Rights at the International Criminal Court’ at the University of Amsterdam under the supervision of Prof. André Nollkaemper and Prof. Gӧran Sluiter. The research was carried out within the framework of the ERC funded project ‘SHARES: Shared Responsibility under International Law’. During her PhD, Emma was a Visiting Scholar at Cornell University (USA).

Emma completed her undergraduate degree in Law at the University of Cambridge with an Erasmus exchange year at the University of Utrecht. After Cambridge Emma attended Leiden University where she graduated with an LL.M. in Public International Law in 2012.

Emma’s current research focuses on the use of digital technologies in human rights fact finding and legal accountability.