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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Max Brookman-Byrne

Max Brookman-Byrne is a Senior Lecturer in Law in the College of Social Science. Max’s research focuses on international law and the use of force/conduct of hostilities. Since 2014 he has been carrying out cutting edge research into the lawfulness of the use of armed drones against armed groups in various regions of the world. The research has been undertaken as part of a PhD project at the University of Reading, funded by the ESRC. The research has produced a wider range of outputs, including peer-reviewed articles, conference appearances and collaborations with non-governmental organisations with a view to influencing global policy.

Department Responsibilities

At undergraduate level Max teaches Tort, Land Law and Intelligence and Security Law. At postgraduate level he teaches International Security and Defence. Max sits on the Law School’s Assessment Board and Research Committee and is a member of the University Advisory Group on Tackling Hate Crime.

Subject Specialism

Public international law, use of force, armed drones, human rights, international humanitarian law

PhD Supervisor

Max welcomes proposals for postgraduate supervision in the fields of international law on the use of force, IHL, modern warfare and related topics.

Professional Affiliations

  • European Forum on Armed Drones — member


Max is a member of the steering committee of Drone Wars UK