From 2018-2021, Dr Elizabeth Stubbins Bates is a Junior Research Fellow at Merton College, Oxford. She is also a research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC), and a research visitor at the Bonavero Institute for Human Rights.
Elizabeth began her career in human rights organisations, as a Legal Adviser at Amnesty International, a consultant and trainer to the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University, and a consultant legal adviser the then-Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers. Elizabeth has been an Arthur C. Helton Fellow, a Law Reporter for the European Human Rights Reports, and a Corresponding Editor for International Legal Materials. Elizabeth returned to academia in 2008, as the first David Davies of Llandinam Research Fellow at the Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where she then taught for four years before beginning her AHRC-funded PhD at SOAS, University of London.
Elizabeth’s work has been published by Oxford University Press, the International Review of the Red Cross and the European Journal of International Law, and she has presented her research on military training in international humanitarian law at conferences in the UK and internationally.
Elizabeth holds a PhD from SOAS, University of London, an LL.M. (Master of Laws) from Harvard Law School, and a BA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University. She is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and has taught courses on International Law, International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights at undergraduate and postgraduate level.