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. (2023) Conscription and the Crime of Aggression. Humboldt University, Faculty of Law, Berlin: International Criminal Law Discussion Group.
- Boister N. (2023) Teaching Transantional Criminal Law. Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India: Commonwealth Legal Education Association’s Fiftieth Anniversary Conference.
- Boister N. (2023) Teaching Transnational Criminal Law. Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India: Commonwealth Legal Education Association’s Fiftieth Anniversary Conference.
- Boister N. (2023) A History of Double Criminality in Extradition. Journal of the History of International Law 25(2): 218-257. http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15718050-bja10089.
- Boister N. (2023) Conscription to Fight a War of Aggression under International Criminal Law. Journal of International Criminal Justice 21(2): 265-289. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jicj/mqad016.
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.