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Dr Gary Wilson

Dr Gary Wilson

Telephone: 0151 231 3397

Biography

Dr Gary Wilson is programme leader for the LLM/MSc in Global Crime, Justice & Security. His research interests centre broadly on collective security within the United Nations system, the use of force, and secession. His work is inter-disciplinary and he is the primary authority on the relationship between international relations and law at LJMU. Gary has also developed an interest in constitutional reform, which again is grounded in a multi-disciplinary approach. He has published widely and spoken at numerous conferences both in the UK and abroad. He is currently Editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Liverpool Law Review.

Degrees

2006, University of Hull, United Kingdom, PhD
1999, University of Hull, United Kingdom, LLB (Hons)

Academic appointments

Programme Leader, LLM/MSc Global Crime, Justice & Security, Liverpool John Moores University, 2013 - present
Senior Lecturer in Law, Liverpool John Moores University, 2004 - present
Lecturer in Law, Middlesex University, 2002 - 2003
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Hull, 1999 - 2002

Publications

Highlighted publications

Wilson G. 2015. 'Collective Security, 'Threats to the Peace', and the Ebola Outbreak' Journal of the Philosophy of International Law, 6 :1-18

Wilson G. 2015. Crimea: Some Observations on Secession and Intervention in Partial Response to Mullerson and Tolstkyh Chinese Journal of International Law,

Wilson G. 2014. Applying the Responsibility to Protect to the Arab Spring Liverpool Law Review, 35 :157-173

Wilson G. 2014. The United Nations and Collective Security Routledge

Wilson G. 2013. The United Nations Security Council, Libya and Resolution 1973: Protection of Civilians or Tool for Regime Change Panara C, Wilson G. The Arab Spring: New Patterns for Democracy and International Law :101-121 Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. Leiden/Boston 9789004230415

Wilson G. 2013. The United Nations Security Council and Refugee Flows as 'Threats to the Peace' Rafiqul Islam M, Jahid Hossain M. An Introduction to International Refugee Law :267-289 BRILL 9789004226166 >DOI

Wilson G. 2011. The Impact of 9/11 on the Use of Force in International Law: Ten Years On 9/11: Ten Years After Ashgate

Wilson G. 2009. Self-Determination, Recognition and the Problem of Kosovo Netherlands International Law Review, LVI :455-481

Wilson G. 2008. The Tutorial Model for Undergraduate Law Courses: Objectives, Approaches and Outcomes Web Journal of Current Legal Issues,

Wilson G. 2008. Selective Conscientious Objection in the Aftermath of Iraq: Objection to a Specific War International Journal of Human Rights, 12 :665-688

Wilson G. 2008. Regional Arrangements as Agents of the UN Security Council: Some African and European Organisations Contrasted Liverpool Law Review, 29 :183-204

Wilson G. 2007. The Legal, Military and Political Consequences of the ‘Coalition of the Willing’ Approach to UN Military Enforcement Action Journal of Conflict and Security Law, 12 :295-335

Wilson G. 2003. UN Authorized Enforcement: Regional Organizations versus ‘Coalitions of the Willing’ International Peacekeeping, 10 :89-106

Journal article

Wilson G. 2018. Enhancing Diversity and Representation within the United Nations Security Council: The Dilemmas of Reform International Politics, >DOI

Wilson G. 2017. Constitutional Reform in the UK: A Note on the Legacy of the Kilbrandon Commission Liverpool Law Review, 38 :339-354 >DOI

Wilson G. 2016. Secession and Intervention in the Former Soviet Space: The Crimean Incident and Russian Interference in Its ‘Near Abroad’ Liverpool Law Review, :1-23 >DOI

Davies BR, Wilson G. 2015. Editorial Liverpool Law Review, 36 :199-202 >DOI

Wilson G. 2015. ‘The English Question: Why ‘English votes’ are not the answer and the better alternatives lack force’ Liverpool Law Review: a journal of contemporary legal issues, 36 :257-276

Wilson G. 2015. 'Collective Security, 'Threats to the Peace', and the Ebola Outbreak' Journal of the Philosophy of International Law, 6 :1-18

Wilson G. 2015. Crimea: Some Observations on Secession and Intervention in Partial Response to Mullerson and Tolstkyh Chinese Journal of International Law,

Wilson G. 2014. Introduction to Special Edition: Reflections on the Arab Spring and International Law: Three Years On Liverpool Law Review, 35 :103-104

Wilson G. 2014. Applying the Responsibility to Protect to the Arab Spring Liverpool Law Review, 35 :157-173

Wilson G. 2011. Review article Liverpool Law Review, 32 :321-324 >DOI

Wilson G. 2010. Myra Williamson: Terrorism, war and international law: The legality of the use of force against Afghanistan in 2001 Liverpool Law Review, 31 :317-319 >DOI

Wilson G. 2009. Self-Determination, Recognition and the Problem of Kosovo Netherlands International Law Review, LVI :455-481

Wilson G. 2008. The Tutorial Model for Undergraduate Law Courses: Objectives, Approaches and Outcomes Web Journal of Current Legal Issues,

Wilson G. 2008. Selective Conscientious Objection in the Aftermath of Iraq: Objection to a Specific War International Journal of Human Rights, 12 :665-688

Wilson G. 2008. Regional Arrangements as Agents of the UN Security Council: Some African and European Organisations Contrasted Liverpool Law Review, 29 :183-204

Wilson G. 2007. The Legal, Military and Political Consequences of the ‘Coalition of the Willing’ Approach to UN Military Enforcement Action Journal of Conflict and Security Law, 12 :295-335

Wilson G. 2003. UN Authorized Enforcement: Regional Organizations versus ‘Coalitions of the Willing’ International Peacekeeping, 10 :89-106

Book review

Wilson G. 2015. Book Review: T. Rod-Larsen et al, ‘The Search for Peace in the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Compendium of Documents and Analysis’ LSE Review of Books (Online),

Wilson G. 2014. Book Review: A. Ellner, P. Robinson & D. Whetham (eds.), ‘When Soldiers Say No’ LSE Review of Books,

Wilson G. 2014. Book Review: A. Adebajo (ed.), ‘Africa’s Peacemakers’ LSE Review of Books,

Wilson G. 2014. Book Review: M. Qvortrup, ‘Referendums and Ethnic Conflict’ LSE Review of Books,

Wilson G. 2014. Book Review: M. Dumper, ‘Jerusalem Unbound: Geography, History and The Future of the Holy City’ LSE Review of Books,

Wilson G. 2014. Book Review: D.A Rezvani, ‘Surpassing the Sovereign State: The Wealth, Self-Rule, and Security Advantages of Partially Independent Territories’ LSE Review of Books,

Wilson G. 2014. Book Review: C. Sampford & R. Thakur (eds.), ‘Responsibility to Protect and Democracy’ Liverpool Law Review: a journal of contemporary legal issues, 35 :211-213

Wilson G. 2012. Book Review: N. Harris & S. Riddell (eds.), ‘Resolving Disputes About Educational Provision: A Comparative Perspective on Special Educational Needs’ Liverpool Law Rve, 33 :171-172

Wilson G. 2011. Book Review: O. Corton, ‘The Law Against War: The Prohibition on the Use of Force in Contemporary International Law’, C. Henderson, ‘The Persistent Advocate and the Use of Force: The Impact of the United States on the Jus Ad Bellum in the Post-Cold War Era’ Liverpool Law Review: a journal of contemporary legal issues, 32 :321-324

Wilson G. 2010. Book Review: M. Williamson, ‘Terrorism, War and International Law: The Legality of the Use of Force Against Afghanistan in 2001’ Liverpool Law Review: a journal of contemporary legal issues, 31 :317-318

Wilson G. 2009. Book Review: N. Harris, ‘Education, Law and Diversity’ Liverpool Law Review, 30 :89-90

Wilson G. 2008. Book Review: W.A. Schabas, ‘The UN International Criminal Tribunals: The former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone’ Liverpool Law Review: a journal of contemporary legal issues, 29 :345-348

Wilson G. 2007. Book Review: H. Duffy, ‘The ‘War on Terror’ and the Framework of International Law’ Liverpool Law Review, 28 :175-179

Wilson G. 2001. Book Review: S. Duke (ed.), ‘Between Vision and Reality: CFSP’s Progress on the Path to Maturity’ European Public Law, 7 :488-489

Wilson G. 2001. Book Review: D. Sarooshi, ‘The United Nations and the Development of Collective Security’ International Peacekeeping, 8 :142-143

Wilson G. Liverpool Law Review

Book

Wilson G. 2014. The United Nations and Collective Security Routledge

Wilson G. 2011. Law Express Question and Answer: English Legal System Longman 9781408241127

Chapters

Wilson G. 2013. The United Nations Security Council, Libya and Resolution 1973: Protection of Civilians or Tool for Regime Change Panara C, Wilson G. The Arab Spring: New Patterns for Democracy and International Law :101-121 Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. Leiden/Boston 9789004230415

Wilson G. 2013. The United Nations Security Council and Refugee Flows as 'Threats to the Peace' Rafiqul Islam M, Jahid Hossain M. An Introduction to International Refugee Law :267-289 BRILL 9789004226166 >DOI

Wilson G. 2012. The impact of 9/11 on the use of force in international law: Ten years on 9/11 Ten Years After: Perspectives and Problems :179-195 9781409424550

Wilson G. 2011. The Impact of 9/11 on the Use of Force in International Law: Ten Years On 9/11: Ten Years After Ashgate

Wilson G. The United Nations and its Principal Organs Carty T. Oxford Bibliographies in International Law Oxford University Press. New York

Engagement & Impact

Conference organisation:

The Conservatives and the Constitution, Co-organiser, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-conservatives-and-the-constitution-tickets-27045360401#

The State of the Union: The Scottish Independence Referendum and the Future of the UK, Convenor

The Arab Spring: Two Years On, Convenor

The EU, International Organisations and Crisis Management in the Aftermath of the Recent ‘Revolutions’ in North Africa and in the Middle East, Joint organiser

Editorial boards:

Liverpool Law Review, Editor-in-Chief

Fellowships:

Fellow, Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

Media Coverage:

Interviewed live on BBC Radio Merseyside, 20th November 2012, in relation to events in Gaza

Interviewed live on BBC Radio Merseyside, 26th September 2014, in relation to events in Iraq and Syria

Other invited event:

Allied and Coalition Operations in Conflict since 9/11, University of Leeds, Ministry of Defence sponsored conference event for serving military officers