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 (First Class Honours and 1th in Class), he studied the MA Degree to enable him to teach at university level. He decided to pursue his English language studies and succeeded to fulfil the program in 2008 with Honours. After four years of teaching at universities (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 Public International Law in 2012. As this field requires good command of a foreign language, e.g., English and French, he ranked top in the test of 2012 and was awarded his second Master, LL.M in 2014 (First Class Honours), while teaching at university from 2008 to 2017 in Kurdistan.

Through combining his knowledge of English and Law, he has realized his full potential to achieve his goals in the international community as a university academic and work as a representative for international organizations such as the UN, International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), and Lawyers Without Borders. 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 (i) human rights, (ii) peoplehood and minority (iii) self-determination, (iv) federalism and confederalism, and (v) statehood.

Previously, Loqman was a lecturer in Kurdistan, where, between 2008 and 2016, he taught various courses on Public International Law, as well as cources in English Translation Studies and English Language and Literature. He has published four research articles in Oxford, Cambridge, and Routledge.


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

Undergraduate teaching

Lecturer, Kurdistan

  • LLB: Public International Law, Private International Law, International Organizations, 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), Bane, Kurdistan   

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

Research Assistant on the Referendums, Secession and Self-determination


Conference details

14th Annual International Conference on International Studies


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