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Dr Antal Berkes PhD

Senior Lecturer in Law Law


    Personal Statement

    Antal joined the School of Law and Social Justice in July 2021, having previously taught at Brunel University London since 2019. Antal's research interests are public international law and international human rights law. His current research develops third State responsibility in international law, the history of interwar international legal thought and various issues in international human rights law.

    Antal holds a Master in Law from the Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest); postgraduate degrees from the Central European University (Human Rights LLM) and Université Aix-Marseille III (Master in International Law). He completed his PhD at Université Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) in co-supervision with the Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest) in 2015. Between 2016 and 2018, Antal was postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Manchester, Manchester International Law Centre. In 2019, he was postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Pretoria, SARChI Professorship on International Constitutional Law (Prof Erika de Wet), where he was preparing a monograph entitled International Human Rights Law Beyond State Territorial Control (Cambridge University Press, 2021).

    Funded Fellowships

    • Eliminating third state complicity in modern slavery: the obligations of non-assistance and non-recognition (British Academy, 2022 - 2024)
    • Elimination of State complicity from modern forms of slavery in international law (Visiting Research Fellowship) (University of Queensland, 2023)