Markus Gunneflo

Markus Gunneflo

Senior Lecturer, Managing Director, Master's programme in International Human Rights Law, Director of Studies, PhD programme

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Markus Gunneflo is broadly interested in the theory and history of international law including the use of force, the law of armed conflict, human rights and migration and refugee law but also, increasingly, international economic law. His PhD thesis, subsequently published by Cambridge University Press, is a legal and political history of so-called “targeted killing”. Gunneflo’s work in the last couple of years has gravitated towards an epochal shift in the history of international law: the transition of international law from an imperial to a (nominally) post-imperial system. Different actors and problems of decolonization have been in focus but the interest specifically in the appropriation of international law by Third World nations and jurists, what subsequently became known as Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL), persists. Gunneflo is co-director (with Luis Eslava and Rose Parfitt, both at Kent Law School) of the Law & Society Association International Law & Politics Collaborative Research Network. At the Faculty of Law in Lund, Gunneflo co-founded and is mostly active in the research group Transnational Law & Politics.  


My teaching is in general Public International Law, International Human Rights Law (IHRL) and International Humanitarian Law (IHL). I am the managing director of a Master's programme in International Human Rights Law at the Lund University Faculty of Law where I am also the course director of two obligatory courses. I also teach at the professional law degree programme, the programme for Peace and Conflict Studies, at the department for Gender Studies and the interdisciplinary Human Rights programme at the Department of History. 



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