Troy Lavers

Troy LaversAssociate Professor
BSc (Memorial), BComm, (Dalhousie) LLM, PhD (Kent)

Telephone: Dr Lavers is currently on study leave. Canadian students with queries around NCA accreditation should contact the JD Pathway deputy, Diana Dukhia,

Troy joined the faculty in September 2002 having previously taught and studied for her doctorate at the University of Kent at Canterbury. Her PhD is focused on the Legitimacy of Extraterritorial Measures in International Law. Her research interests include an analysis of jurisdiction in International Public Law, as well as International Criminal law, certain aspects of Constitutional Law and Feminism and International Law. She teaches on the International Law and Analyzing Law modules on the LLB. She also is the convenor for the LLM module Transitional Justice and International Criminal Law as well as co-teaches with Dr. Loveday Hodson on the module Feminist Perspectives of International Law.  She also has taught the module Law of International Organisations at Paris Quest Nanterre, La Defense. Troy is a co-chair and founding member of the Interest Group, Feminism and International Law under the European Society of International Law.

Research Interests

International Public Law, International Criminal Law, Economic Sanctions and certain aspects of Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Feminist Perspective of International Law.


  • Bridget J. Crawford, Kathryn M. Stanchi & Linda L. Berger, with Gabrielle Appleby, Susan Frelich Appleton, Ross Astoria, Sharon Cowan, Rosalind Dixon, J. Troy Lavers, Andrea L. McArdle, Elisabeth McDonald, Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb, Vanessa E. Munro and Pamela A. Wilkins, 'Teaching with Feminist Judgments: A Global Conversation', Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, forthcoming 2020.
  • Hodson, L., & Lavers, T., eds, (August 2019). Feminist Judgments in International Law. Hart Publishing.
  • Greenman, K & Lavers, T.  (August 2019). ‘The Lockerbie Case. In Feminist Judgments in International Law. Hart Publishing.
  • 'The New Crime of Aggression: A Triumph for Powerful States'. 2013 vol 18(3). Journal of Conflict and Security Law. forthcoming.
  • 'Aggression, Intervention and Powerful States: Missed Lessons from Feminist Peace and Security Issues,' 2013 vol 5 (2), Amsterdam Law Forum, 122-138.
  • '[Pre]Determining the Crime of Aggression: Has the Time Come to give the International Criminal Court its Freedom.' 2008 71 (1) Albany Law Review. 299-319.
  • 'Extraterritorial Offences and International Law: The Argument for the Use of Comity in Jurisdictional Claims'. 2007 14 (1) Southwestern Journal of International Law.1-24.
  • 'Extraordinary Rendition and the Self Defence Justification: Time to Face the Music.' 2007 16 (2) Michigan State Journal of International Law. 385-410.
  • 'Jurisdictional Issues in Extraterritorial Criminal Law', in Waters, C. ed. Canada–UK Perspectives on International Law. (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2006). ISBN 978-9-0041-5381-3.
  • 'Considerations of Extraterritorial Economic Sanctions: Law as a Smart Bomb or Just a Tool or Coercion.' 2001 vol 146 (5). RUSI Journal. 17.

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