Skip to Content
Skip to main content

Dr Colin Luoma
Lecturer in Law


Colin joined Brunel Law School as a Lecturer in 2021.  Prior to joining Brunel, he was a Legal Researcher with Minority Rights Group International and a civil litigation attorney working in private practice. Colin earned his PhD in connection with his thesis entitled 'Indigenous Cultural Rights Violations and Transitional Justice in the Settler Colonial State'.  His doctoral research analysed the treatment of indigenous peoples’ cultural rights violations in transitional justice initiatives implemented in settler colonial states. More broadly, his research is focused on the intersections between indigenous and minority rights and transitional justice, historical wrongdoing, and environmental justice. 


PhD in Law (Brunel University London)

Juris Doctor (Saint Louis University School of Law)

Bachelor of Science - Sociology (University of Montana - Missoula)

Bachelor of Science - Accounting (University of Montana - Missoula)


Postgraduate Placements and Internships Coordinator 

Assistant Postgraduate Programmes Leader

Newest selected publications

Luoma, C. (2023) 'Reckoning with Conservation Violence on Indigenous Territories: Possibilities and Limitations of a Transitional Justice Response'. International Journal of Transitional Justice, 0 (ahead of print). pp. 1 - 18. ISSN: 1752-7716 Open Access Link

Journal article

Dima, M., Xanthaki, A., Deniozou, T. and Luoma, C. (2022) 'The Rights Hero - Serious Games for Human Rights Education and Integration of Migrant and Refugee Children in Europe'. International Journal of Children's Rights, 30 (1). pp. 41 - 71. ISSN: 0927-5568 Open Access Link

Journal article

Luoma, C. (2021) 'Closing the cultural rights gap in transitional justice: Developments from Canada’s National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls'. Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 39 (1). pp. 30 - 52. ISSN: 0169-3441 Open Access Link

Journal article
More publications(4)