Newcastle Law School

Staff Profile

Elliot Winter

Lecturer, Degree Programme Director (UG)

Background

I am based at Newcastle Law School where I teach and research international law. My specialism is the law of armed conflict and its intersection with new military technology. I am also the director of undergraduate programmes.

Previously, I taught international law and certain domestic law subjects at the University of Glasgow. Prior to that, I qualified as a solicitor with Harper Macleod LLP where I litigated for the UK and Scottish governments. 



Research

My research interest lies in the law of armed conflict (international humanitarian law).  

I am currently investigating the extent to which 'autonomous weapons' (that is, lethal items of military hardware operated by artificial intelligence) comply with core legal concepts and principles such as humanity, military necessity, distinction, proportionality and the prohibition on unnecessary suffering.

Teaching

I teach on a range of topics but my focus is on public international law. 

I am module leader on the 'Law of Armed Conflict' and 'Law of the World Trade Organisation' modules on the LL.M.  I also assist with the delivery of 'Foundations of Public International Law.'