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Christine Schwöbel-Patel

Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Liverpool

Dr Christine Schwöbel is Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of the Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law research cluster. She previously held positions at Leiden University and Kings' College London.

Christine researches on questions of international law pertaining to international criminal law, critical pedagogy, global constitutionalism and the public/private dichotomy. At present, she is working on the theme of 'marketing global justice'.

She is interested in uncovering some of the assumptions and biases which inform the field of international criminal law. In particular, she is interested in the political economy of the field. In this context, she is working on the theme of marketing global justice, which interrogates the business logic of international criminal law. This includes the highlighting of the marketing and branding tools employed by international criminal lawyers and a focus on how this commodifies victimhood.

Christine obtained her legal education in Heidelberg, Germany (Staatsexamen, 2005), at City University, London (LLM with specialisation in Human Rights, 2006), King’s College London (PhD, 2009, supervisor: Professor Susan Marks), and BPP law school (GDL, 2010).


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Liverpool


  • 2009 
    King's College London, PhD