Dr Vivek Bhatt

Dr Vivek Bhatt
Dr Vivek Bhatt
Dr Vivek Bhatt

Interdisciplinary Fellow

Accepting PhDs



Dr Vivek Bhatt is an Interdisciplinary Fellow at the University of Aberdeen Law School, specialising in international human rights law and public international law. He holds a PhD in Law from the University of Edinburgh, an MSc in Political Theory (with Distinction) from the London School of Economics, and an LLM in International Law from the University of Sydney. Vivek initially joined the University of Aberdeen's Law School as a Lecturer in International Law in August 2022 and took up an Interdisciplinary Fellowship in May 2023. He previously held posts as an Assistant Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Utrecht University and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre. 

Vivek's primary research interests are in international human rights law, migration, counterterrorism, and violent conflict, and his research in these areas draws heavily upon poststructuralist, postcolonial, and TWAIL perspectives. Vivek has published his work in leading international journals including the Journal of Human Rights Practice and in edited volumes published by Oxford University Press and Hart. He is a Contributing Editor for Opinio Juris, the world's most widely read international law blog, and a Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), Utrecht University. 

External Memberships

  • Fellow, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), Utrecht University
  • Member of Utrecht University's Decolonisation Group 
  • Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Member, British International Studies Association

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Law.

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Teaching Responsibilities

  • LS2032 Public International Law 
  • LS2527 Introduction to Legal Theory
  • LS/X4584, LS5549 Use of Force in International Law 
  • LS553X, LS503X Foundations of International Law 

Non-course Teaching Responsibilities

  • Guest lecturer, Sustainable Diets & Global Food Systems 
  • Personal tutoring and LLB dissertation supervision 

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