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Dr Jonathan Whittle

  • 01202 965715
  • jwhittle at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Lecturer In Law
  • Weymouth House W404, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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I would welcome applications to supervise potential PhD candidates in the areas of international human rights law and general public international law.


Internet Publications


  • Whittle, J., 2020. How constitutional arrangements for the exercise of self-determination by the territory of Somaliland may impact Somaliland’s engagement with the international human rights system? PhD Thesis. University of Bristol.



PhD Students

  • Ahmed Abed. The rules, their application and effectiveness, governing humanitarian assistance in the context of the Syrian Conflict

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Principles of International Law and International Organisations (unit leader)
  • International Human Rights Law (unit leader)
  • LLM Dissertation - Supervision

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Human Rights Law (unit leader)
  • Public International and International Criminal Law (unit leader)
  • Legal Research Project - Supervision


  • PhD in Public International Law (University of Bristol, 2020)
  • PGCE in Higher Education (Bournemouth University, 2019)
  • LLM in International Law (University of Bristol, 2011)
  • Solicitor (non-practicing) in , (Supreme Court of England and Wales, 2008)
  • Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test in Head III - Professional Conduct and Accounts (Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, 2007)
  • Called to the Bar in , (Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, 2005)
  • BVC in Bar Vocational Course (University of the West of England, 2004)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law (University of Exeter, 2003)
  • BA (Hons) in Contemporary History and Politics (University of Bedfordshire, 2001)


  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2019-),
  • Society of Legal Scholars, Member (2019-),