Dr Clare Moran
Dr Clare Moran

Dr Clare Moran


Accepting PhDs



Clare Frances joined Aberdeen Law School in 2022 as a lecturer in public international law, with a focus on international criminal law. Her research interests lie in the related areas of international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and international human rights law, with a focus on the application of legal theory to these areas. 

Clare Frances' work has been funded by the Clark Foundation in Legal Education, the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and the iCourts Centre for Excellence at the University of Copenhagen. She has held a number of visiting positions at a number of international institutions, including Columbia Law School and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, and is a listed Assistant to Counsel at the International Criminal Court.


  • PhD International criminal law 
    2015 - University of Glasgow 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

i am joint theme coordinator for International Law and member of the PGT Policy Committee.

External Memberships

I am external examiner at the University of Glasgow for LLM programmes in the areas of international criminal law and international law and security. I am a co-convenor of the European Society of International Law's Interest Group on Peace and Security and a member of the Society of Legal Scholar's Equality and Diversity Committee.


Research Overview

Clare Frances' has published widely on the concept of defences in international criminal law and international humanitarian law, and has worked on projects concerning the impact of international humanitarian law and international human rights law on the situation of refugees. Her current work focuses on the authority of international criminal law.

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Law.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.


Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Law
  • Public International Law

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.


Teaching Responsibilities

I am course coordinator for the LLM course LS502N International Criminal Law. I also teach on several undergraduate courses including LS2032 Public International Law and LS1537 UK Constitutional law.


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Books and Reports

Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings

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Non-textual Forms

Working Papers