Miles is a Departmental Lecturer in Law at the Faculty of Law and Lecturer at St Peter’s. His primary research interests are in international criminal law, general international law, and domestic criminal law. He is also interested in public law and human rights law more generally.
Miles holds MA and DPhil degrees from the University of Oxford and an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School. His doctoral research, supported by a Rhodes Scholarship, was on complicity in international law and was recently published by Oxford University Press. He has published on issues such as how law should attribute responsibility for international crimes among a set of participants in that crime; how consent limits liability for on-field sporting violence; international criminal responsibility for anti-fertility research in Apartheid South Africa’s chemical weapons programme; and how cases of complicity in torture fit within the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights.
He was previously the Global Justice Research Fellow at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, and convenor of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Group. He has also clerked at the Constitutional Court of South Africa and International Court of Justice.
Miles teaches International Criminal Law and International Law and Armed Conflict on the BCL at Oxford and Criminal Law at St Peter’s. He has also taught Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Criminal Justice and Human Rights.
His research is available here.