Jasmin Nessa

Postgraduate Research Student & Graduate Teaching Assistant

Liverpool Law School



Jasmin holds an LLB (hons) degree and an LLM in International Law from the University of Liverpool. 
Jasmin currently teaches on the Public Law I, Public Law II and Equity and Trusts modules at the Liverpool Law School.
Jasmin is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2017) and has attained a Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching Post Compulsory Education (2011).


Jasmin’s doctoral research focuses on state practice to examine the evidentiary standard of self-defence in international law. Her research interests lie in the field of international peace and security and the use of force in international law.

Jasmin is a Middle East Regional Coordinator for the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law's Digest of State Practice.

Jasmin is a member of the International Law and Human Rights Unit at the University of Liverpool.
Jasmin acted as the National Organising Commission, on behalf of the University of Liverpool, for the Telders International Law Moot Competition English National Pre-selection Round 2017.
Jasmin is a member of the Technology, Terrorism, and Armed Conflict in the 21st Century Research Network (TTAC21).

Theis title

The Evidentiary Standard of Self-defence in International Law


Conference papers presented:

‘Self-defence and Evidence: How Loud Does Silence Speak?’ 17th Doctoral Seminar 2018, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway, 23rd-27th April 2018. 

‘The Evidentiary Standard of Self-defence in International Law’, The Politics of International Studies in an Age of Crisis, European International Studies Association’s 11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, Barcelona, 13th-16th September 2017

‘US and UK Speech on the Use of Force: Analysing the Discourse’, Words of Violence: Discourses of Abuse in Conflict, Crisis and States of Emergency, University of Liverpool, 24th July 2017

'The Neglected Evidentiary Standard of Self-defence Under International Law: Is the Media Spotlight Shining Bright Enough on States?', The Interwoven Relationship of Law and Media, Aberystwyth University Department of Law and Criminology, 30-31 March 2017.

'An International Crisis: Self-Defence in the Face of Modern Terrorism', Inaugural Postgraduate Conference in International Law and Human Rights: International Law and Human Rights in Crisis? University of Liverpool, 14th-15th June 2016.

'Article 51 of the UN Charter and Non-State Actors: How has the Law Developed Since the November 2015 Paris Attacks?', Law: Shifts and Stasis, Midlands Postgraduate Research Conference in Law, University of Birmingham, 29-30th April 2016.

'The Use of International Law in Response to the Threat Faced by the Non-State Actor, Deash.', Changing Society...Changing Law? Postgraduate Conference Aberystwyth University Department of Law and Criminology, 17-18 March 2016.