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J.P. (James) Sexton LLM

Faculty of Law
T.M.C. Asser Instituut

Visiting address
  • Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
Postal address
  • Postbus 15544
    1001 NA Amsterdam
  • Overview

    James Patrick Sexton is a PhD researcher in public international law at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the University of Amsterdam. At the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, James is a member of the research strand: 'In the Public Interest: Accountability of the State and the Prosecution of Crimes'. In this role, he contributes to several projects in the context of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF).

    James holds an LL.M. in Public International Law (cum laude) from Leiden University (2021) and an LL.B. in Scots Law (first-class honours) from the University of Glasgow (2020), the latter of which included a year of study at the University of Copenhagen (2018-2019). Prior to his current role at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, James was a legal intern on the MATRA Project 'Strengthening Ukraine's Capacity to Investigate and Prosecute International Crimes' and was the editorial assistant for the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law

    James also previously worked at the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum’s International Humanitarian Law Clinic, first as a student researcher and then as a junior supervisor. In these capacities, James contributed to the research project 'IHL in Action: Respect for the Law on the Battlefield' carried out in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross.

    James' primary research interests lie within the law of armed conflict, international criminal law, unilateral sanctions, and the (international) legal aspects of countering terrorism.

  • Publications


    • Sexton, J. P., Beurret, F., & O'Regan, N. (2023). Year in Review 2021. In H. Krieger, P. Kalmanovitz, E. Lieblich, & R. Mignot-Mahdavi (Eds.), Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, Volume 24 (2021): Cultures of International Humanitarian Law (pp. 193-277). (Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law; Vol. 24). Asser Press. Advance online publication. [details]


    • Kerr, V., & Sexton, J. P. (2022). Unpacking the elusive nature of Magnitsky sanctions: human rights and security considerations. In A. Di Stefano, F. Paddeu, & C. Titi (Eds.), European Society of International Law (ESIL) Papers (pp. 1-26). (European Society of International Law (ESIL) Papers; No. 2022/17). European University Institute.
    • Sexton, J. P. (2022). How does the obligation to investigate alleged serious violations of international humanitarian law apply in ad hoc military coalitions? Revue de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre = The Military Law and Law of War Review, 60(2), 188-217. Advance online publication. [details]
    • Sexton, J. P. (2022). [Review of: H. Krieger, J. Püschmann (2021) Law-Making and Legitimacy in International Humanitarian Law]. Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies, 13(1), 181-185. Advance online publication. [details]





    Talk / presentation

    • Sexton, J. (speaker), Siampakou, N. (speaker), Kinnecome, D. (speaker) & Baumann, Z. (speaker) (9-5-2024). Sanctions and the Pursuit of Accountability for International Crimes: Critical Reflections, Sanctions, Remittances, and (in)Security: Legal Conundrums, Financial Paradoxes, and Humanitarian Puzzles, Den Haag.
    • Sexton, J. (speaker) (28-9-2023). Panel: About Victims of War - Reparations for War Crimes Committed, World for Ukraine Summit, Rzeszów.


    • Sexton, J. (participant) & Hoye, M. (organiser) (15-5-2024). Sanctions, Remittances, and (in)Security: Legal Conundrums, Financial Paradoxes, and Humanitarian Puzzles, Den Haag. Long hindered by tired and unproductive debates in international relations, sanctions scholarship is presently flourishing with novel and generative (…) (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Ark, R. (organiser), Gherbaoui, T. (organiser) & Sexton, J. (organiser) (31-10-2023). Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism in the Public Interest. The workshop was organized within the research agenda themes and priorities set under the Annual Strategic Research Agenda (ASRA) of the Asser (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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