Professor Robert Cryer
2nd Aug 1974 – 3rd Jan 2021
A Life in Law
and a Law unto himself
We greatly miss Professor Rob Cryer, who passed away in 2020 at the age of forty-six. We aim to channel this loss, those missings, into an event, and a book, that celebrates his oeuvre, research, mentorship, teaching, insights, idiosyncrasy, laughter, vim, and wit.
We plan an eclectic conference that will feature: ‘traditional’ panels; conversations about law, life, and Rob; musings, music, and meditations; and literature and reminiscing. We are interested in papers that reflect upon Rob’s scholarly writing in and from all areas of law, but also his pedagogy; and his distinctive combinations of playfulness, precision, palavering…
Submissions can be traditional law journal looking-like-papers or ones that take different forms. Contributions will be reviewed by a committee that has convened to make this event happen. We are confident that following the conference the papers (for those who wish to publish) will be published in an edited Festschrift with a major press. We intend to do so and will make this happen.
June 29th 2023 – July 1st 2023
The conference will be held in Birmingham UK, where Rob was based for the last 14 years of his life.
International Law and the Illusion of Novelty: Georg Schwarzenberger and British International Law
Individual Responsibility for Violations of the Law of Armed Conflict
25 Apr 2016
The Tokyo IMT and Agression: Is there something to Learn?
Te Tokyo IMT and Crimes Against Peace (Aggression): Is there Anything to Learn
25 Sep 2017
Law on the Use of Force and Armed Conflict
Introductory note to Vasilikiauksas V Lithuania: judgement (E. CT. H.R)
30 May 2017
Commentary on Taylor case
30 May 2017
An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure
Stay always informed.
Introducing the Publication Database
Our new Publication Database is now online and contains a near-complete list of publications by Professor Robert Cryer. We’re grateful for any help regarding missing publications.
Call for Papers – Festschrift
Submissions can be traditional law journal looking-like-papers or ones that take different forms. Contributions will be reviewed by a committee that has convened to make…
Conference Date announced
The Conference is scheduled from the 29th June 2023 to the 1st July 2023. More details will be published here shortly.
Our new website is live
We’re excited to welcome you on the new web presence of the Robert Cryer Scholarship. This website is meant to be a hub for all…