Loqman Radpey


As he was interested in English language learning in high school, he was directed to English language literature and was awarded the BA in 2005. After earning a BA, he studied the MA degree to enable him to teach at the university level. He decided to pursue his English language studies and succeeded to fulfil the program in 2008. After four years of teaching at university (especially teaching English Special Texts to law students) and dealing with legal material and issues, he vowed to change his mind and started to study international law in 2012. He was awarded his second Masters, LL.M in 2014.

His career objectives and research interests are global and not centric to one region or culture. His main areas of research lie in all aspects of international law, with current particular emphasis on peoplehood, self-determination, secession and statehood.

Previously, Loqman was a lecturer in Kurdistan, where, between 2008 and 2017, he taught various courses on international law, as well as courses in English translation studies and English language and literature.


  • LL.M (Hons) 2014
  • MA (Hons) 2008
  • BA (First Class) 2005

Undergraduate teaching

  • LLB: Public International Law, Private International Law, International Organisations, and Principles and Theories of Research
  • BA: English Translation Studies and English Language and Literature courses

Edinburgh Law School

  • International Law Ordinary (1 & 2)

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Past PhD students supervised

Law Research Projects (undergraduate)

Research summary

  • Public International Law
  • Human Rights
  • Self-Determination

Current research interests

Public International Law and Human Rights

Past research interests

Translation Studies and English Literature

Project activity

RA on the Referendums, Secession and Self-determination

RA on the Effect of Covid-19 on the International Support for Peacebuilding and Conflict Management

Conference details

14th Annual International Conference on International Studies


Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), 13-16 June 2016, Athens, Greece