Dr Damian Etone

Job Title and Responsibilities

Lecturer
School of Law, Policing and Forensics
Law Department:
Level 3 Tutor

About Me

I completed my LLM (Distinction) in International Law at Bangor University (Wales) in 2013 and a PhD in International Human Rights law at The University of Adelaide (Australia) in 2017. I was an Associate Law Teacher at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide from 2015-2017 where I taught in Foundations of Law, Human Rights and International Law. I have worked for over 5 years as an International Criminal Law Case Reporter for Oxford University Press and published over 8 reports. My current research expertise includes International Law, Human Rights Implementation, UN Human Rights Bodies, African Human Rights system, International criminal law and Transitional Justice. I publish in the areas of international human rights law and transitional justice. Prior to these, I worked as an Assistant Human Rights officer at the Cameroon National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms between 2011 and 2012. I have previously received a Chevening Scholarship Award (2012-2013) and a Beacon of Enlightenment Scholarship Award (2014-2017).

Qualifications

LLB (Hons) – University of Buea (Cameroon)
LLM (Distinction) – Bangor University (United Kingdom)
PhD – Adelaide University (Australia)

Professional Memberships and Activities

2015 – Date  Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (Member)
2014 – Date  Better Breed Cameroon (Member)
2014 – Date  Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Central Africa (Member)

Expertise

UN Human Rights Council and the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism
UN Treaty Bodies
African Regional Human Rights Mechanism
Transitional Justice Mechanisms
International Criminal Tribunals and Special Courts

Research Interests

International Law
Human Rights Implementation
UN Human Rights Bodies
African Regional Human Rights system
International Criminal Law
Transitional Justice

Selected Publications

Journal Articles:

  • Damian Etone, ‘The effectiveness of South Africa’s engagement with the universal periodic review (UPR): potential for ritualism?’ (2017) 33 (2) South African Journal on Human Rights 258-285.
  • Damian Etone, ‘Prospects and Potential Advantages of a Regional Truth Commission in the West Balkans’ (2016) 2 (2) International Journal of Conflict and Reconciliation 1-43.
  • Damian Etone, ‘African States: Themes Emerging from the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR)’ (2018) 62 (2) Journal of African Law 201-223.
  • Damian Etone, ‘Nigeria and the HRC’s Universal Periodic Review: Potential for Acculturation or Risk of Regression?’ (2019) 27 (2) African Journal of International and Comparative Law (Forthcoming).
  • Damian Etone, ‘Theoretical Challenges to Understanding the Potential Impact of the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism: Revisiting Theoretical Approaches to State Human Rights Compliance’ (2019) Journal of Human Rights (Forthcoming).\

International Criminal Law Reports - http://opil.ouplaw.com/search?sfam=&q=damian+etone&prd=ORIL&searchBtn=Search:

  • Damian Etone (Reporter), Prosecutor v Nahimana (Ferdinand) and ors, Decision on the Appellant Jean-Bosco Barayagwiza’s motions for leave to present additional evidence pursuant to Rule 115 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, Case no ICTR-99-52-A, ICL 961 (ICTR 2006), 8th December 2006, United Nations Security Council [UNSC]; International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda [ICTR]; Appeals Chamber (ICTR).
  • Damian Etone (Reporter), Prosecutor v Nahimana (Ferdinand) and ors, Decision on the Appellant Jean-Bosco Barayagwiza’s motions for leave to submit additional grounds of appeal, to amend the notice of appeal and to correct his Appellant’s brief, Case no ICTR-99-52-A, ICL 960 (ICTR 2006), 17th August 2006, United Nations Security Council [UNSC]; International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda [ICTR]; Appeals Chamber (ICTR).
  • Damian Etone (Reporter), *Kosovo, Croatia and Bosnia, Prosecutor v Hartmann (Florence), Judgment on allegations of contempt, Case No IT-02-54-R77.5, ICL 789 (ICTY 2009), 14th September 2009, United Nations Security Council [UNSC]; International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [ICTY]*
  • Damian Etone (Reporter), *Prosecutor v Karemera (Édouard) and ors, Decision on the Prosecution motion to reopen its case and on the Defence motion to file another Rule 98bis motion, Case no ICTR-98-44-T, ICL 959 (ICTR 2008), 19th April 2008, United Nations Security Council [UNSC]; International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda [ICTR]; Trial Chamber III (ICTR)*.
  • Damian Etone (Reporter), *Prosecutor v Blagojević and ors, Judgment, Case No IT-02-60-T; ICL 173 (ICTY 2005), 17 January 2005*
  • Damian Etone (Reporter), *Prosecutor v. Brima and ors., Judgment, Case No SCSL-04-16-T; ICL 100 (SCSL 2007), 20 June 2007*
  • Damian Etone, *Prosecutor v Brima (Alex Tamba) and ors, Appeal judgment, Case no SCSL-2004-16-A; ICL 669 (SCSL 2008), 22 February 2008*
  • Damian Etone, *Prosecutor v Hartmann (Florence), Judgment on allegations of contempt, Case No IT-02-54-R77.5, ICL 789 (ICTY 2009), 14th September 2009*
  • Damian Etone, *Butare, Prosecutor v Nyiramasuhuko (Pauline) and ors, Decision on the Prosecutor's Motion for Judicial Notice and Admission of Evidence, Case No ICTR 98-42-T, ICL 402 (ICTR 2002), 15th May 2002*

Current Teaching

Human Rights Law: International and National Perspective (Module Leader)
Contracts and Problem Solving (Module Leader)
Law of Obligations (Module Leader)

Dissertation (Level 7 Dissertation Coordinator)

Contact

Dr Damian Etone
LW110
Law Department
Leek Road
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 2DF
t: +44 (0)1782 294452
e: damian.etone@staffs.ac.uk