Newcastle Law School

Staff Profile

Dr Conall Mallory

Senior Lecturer


I joined Newcastle University in September 2017. Within the School I teach across a series of undergraduate modules including Public Law, Human Rights Law and Judges and Judging. At postgraduate level I also lecture both International Human Rights and Global Security Law. Prior to joining Newcastle Law School I spent five years at Northumbria University where I largely taught Equity and Trusts.

My research interests lie in the fields of human rights, public law and international law. One strand of my research explores the extraterritorial application of human rights law. I have published on the application of human rights to foreign conflicts and the obligations states hold towards their nationals facing the death penalty abroad. In 2020, my monograph ‘Human Rights Imperialists: The Extraterritorial Application of the European Convention on Human Rights’ was published with Hart. A second strand to my research concerns the ability for individuals to gain accountability for human rights violations. On this subject I have published on the Northern Irish troubles, the Iraq War and the conflict in Ukraine. A third strand of my research looks at state representations, arguments and diplomacy concerning human rights. This research has, to date, focused on arguments made by states before the European Court of Human Rights and, separately, the representations made by both the EU and the United Kingdom before UN Human Rights treaty bodies. I have blogged about this research for The Conversation.

My current research focuses on the relationship between the state and its nationals in distress abroad. I have worked with both the NGO Reprieve and the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions on this issue.

I would be open to supervising PhDs related to any of the areas mentioned above.  

I am also one of the Senior Tutors within the Law School. This semester I will have responsibility for students in Stage 3. If you are a student with any queries or concerns, or if anything is affecting your ability to engage with study, please do not hesitate to contact me.


My principal research interests lie in the areas of Human Rights, Public Law and International Law. My current research focuses on issues relating to the protection of nationals abroad. I also have interests in issues arising from the Death Penalty, Consular Law and Practice, the Right to Life, the use of force in international law (with a particular focus on the doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect) and the legacy of the Iraq conflict. 

I have submitted evidence to consultations launched by the Ministry of Defence, the Joint Committee on Human Rights and the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee. I have also written for The Conversation and the UK Constitutional Law Blog. 



  • Public Law (undergraduate)
  • Human Rights (undergraduate)
  • Judges and Judging (undergraduate)
  • International Human Rights Law (postgraduate)
  • Global Security Law (postgraduate)