School of Law

Daniel Hogers

Research Topic: Fact Patterns in Findings of Crimes against Humanity in International Criminal Law

Daniel Hogers profile imageemail: d.hogers@qmul.ac.uk

Thesis title

Fact Patterns in Findings of Crimes against Humanity in International Criminal Law

Supervisors

Professor Merris Amos and Dr Isobel Roele

Summary of research

Daniel's research focuses on the concept of Crimes against Humanity (CAH). There is widespread disagreement, both within legal and philosophical scholarship, about the conceptual core of Crimes against Humanity. What is it about such crimes that set them apart from 'regular' domestic crimes? While often cast in descriptive language, much of the debate is strongly normative - it is about competing views of what CAH should be.

In order to contribute to a clearer understanding of the practical crux of CAH, Daniel's research closely analyses fact patterns in judgments of international criminal courts and tribunals where the defendant has been accused of committing CAH. Moving away from the usual emphasis on the legal findings of a court, the purpose of this analysis is to articulate the various types of fact pattern - the wider contexts, situations of violence, and individual acts - which have, in fact, been deemed to constitute CAH by an international court or tribunal.

Short biography

Daniel has obtained an LLB from the University of Amsterdam, an LLM (by Research) in History and Philosophy of Law from the University of Edinburgh, and an MA in Philosophy from King's College London. Before starting his PhD, he has worked in the School of Law's administration at King's College London.

Publications

DaniĆ«l Hogers, 'Michael Bazyler, Holocaust, Genocide, and the Law: A Quest for Justice in a Post-Holocaust World. Oxford University Press, 2017', Journal of Conflict and Security Law (forthcoming, autumn 2018). Advanced access available: https://academic.oup.com/jcsl/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jcsl/kry007/4974313