ProfessorProfessor Neil Boister
Qualifications & Memberships
My research interests lie in the intersection between the fields of criminal law and international law. My initial specialisation was in International Humanitarian Law and international drug control law. I have recently developed research interests in the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, international tobacco control and the area of transnational crime generally. I amparticularly interested in developing the notion of transnational criminal law, as that part of international criminal law in a general sense which is concerned with the suppression of transantional crime by states.
- Boister N. (2022) An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law. Online: Virtual Author Talk Series at the United Nations Library in Vienna, 12 Oct 2022.
- Boister N. (2022) The Pitfalls of Extradition to China: The New Zealand Experience. Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia: Criminal Justice Coalition, 19 Oct 2022.
- Boister N. (2022) Transnational Criminal Law and Comparative Criminal Law’. Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia: Comparative Criminal Law Seminar, 20 Oct 2022.
- Boister N. (2022) ‘Kim extradition: A Challenge for New Zealand’. Capital Letter : 1.
- Boister N. (2022) ‘Trust in Translation: Diplomatic Assurances, the New Zealand Supreme Court, and Extradition to China’. ANZSIL Perspective 29: 3-7.
Neil Boister joined Canterbury as a Senior Lecturer in Law in 2003. He obtained a B.A. degree in English and African Politics from the University of Natal, followed by an LL.B. and a Master of Laws by thesis on the application of humanitarian law to the South African armed conflict.
In 1994, an award of a scholarship enabled Neil to read for a PhD at the University of Nottingham in international drug control law. After having taught criminal and international law at the University of Natal since 1991, he joined the School of Law at the University of Nottingham and taught there from 1998-2002 in criminal law, public law, international law and European criminal law.
Neil's research interests lie in the intersection between the fields of criminal law and international law. He has recently specialised in international drug control law and retains a strong interest in the humanitarian law of armed conflict.