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Dr Solon Solomon
Lecturer in Law


Dr Solon Solomon is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Division of Public & International Law at Brunel University London, having established and serving as co-Director of the BUL International Law Group and heading the BUL Emerging Law Voices interview series on YouTube and on Spotify. Former Member of the Knesset Legal Department on international and constitutional issues and holder of the George Weber Award from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he has held visiting positions in a number of academic institutions including King's College London, Humboldt zu Berlin, Tel Aviv University and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He is currently co-convenor of the International Law Section in the Society of Legal Scholars, covering the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Dr Solomon's research lies on the interdisciplinarity between psychology and international law. He is the author of The Justiciability of International Disputes (WLP, 2009) cited before the Permanent Court of Arbitration and co-editor of the volume Applying International Humanitarian Law in Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Bodies: International and Domestic Aspects (TMC Asser Press, 2014), presented in a special event in The Hague by the then serving judges Sir Christopher Greenwood and Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi, the British judge to the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court's President.

His research has appeared in a number of journals including the Journal of International Dispute Settlement, the Journal of Conflict & Security Law, the Chinese Journal of International Law, the Nordic Journal of International Law and the German Law Journal. He has rendered lectures and talks in various academic venues, most notably at the University of Cambridge, the Harvard Law School, the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University. He sits on the Editorial Board of the Military Law and the Law of War Review, published under the auspices of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War.

Dr Solomon holds a PhD from King’s College London Dickson Poon School of Law, an LLM in Public International Law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a First-Class Honors Bachelor of Laws from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 

He has extensive media presence, with his views hosted in outlets such as The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The BBC, Newsweek Magazine, The Times, The Financial Times, The Globe & Mail,The Straits Times and Haaretz. 

Newest selected publications

Solomon, S. and Bayer, YM. (2023) 'Is all Mental Harm Equal? The Importance of Discussing Civilian War Trauma from a Socio-Economic Legal Framework's Perspective'. Nordic Journal of International Law, 92 (4). pp. 528 - 547. ISSN: 0902-7351 Open Access Link

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Solomon, S. (2023) 'One Image, One Thousand Words? Discussing the Outer Limits of Resorting to Visual Digital Evidence in cases involving International Crimes'. Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, 51 (2). pp. 373 - 395. ISSN: 0046-578X Open Access Link

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Solomon, S. (2022) 'Concretizing Mental Harm: Warfare's Psychological Impact on Civilians and the Return to Domestic Law for Establishing a Standards-Setting Paradigm'. Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems, 31 (1). pp. 121 - 151. ISSN: 1058-1006 Open Access Link

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Solomon, S. (2020) 'Quasi-judicial Bodies and the Establishment of Standards and Principles for Assessing Mental Harm Sustained by Civilians Exposed to Hostilities'. Journal of International Dispute Settlement, 12 (1). pp. 104 - 124. ISSN: 2040-3585 Open Access Link

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