Kathryn joined UTS Law as a lecturer in June 2019. She holds a BA in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford and an LLM in Public International Law from the University of Kent. Kathryn was awarded her PhD, entitled ‘The History and Legacy of State Responsibility for Rebels 1839-1930: Protecting Trade and Investment against Revolution in the Decolonised World’, from the University of Amsterdam in May 2019. Prior to joining UTS, Kathryn was a junior researcher at the Amsterdam Center for International Law at the University of Amsterdam, where she taught in the Masters program, and a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Doctoral Fellow with the ARC Laureate Program in International Law and a fellow at Melbourne Law School, where she taught in the JD.
Kathryn’s research is interested in the interrelation between the economic and the humanitarian in international law. Her work touches upon state responsibility, international investment law and international humanitarian and human rights law. More widely, Kathryn is interested in the relationship between international law and imperialism, critical international legal history, and feminist and postcolonial approaches to international law. Her work has been published in the Leiden Journal of International Law, the International Journal of Refugee Law and the Nordic Journal of International Law.
Kathryn is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.
Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales
Public international law
International legal history
Ethics, law and justice
Greenman, K 2018, 'Aliens in Latin America: Intervention, Arbitration and State Responsibility for Rebels', LEIDEN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 617-639.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Greenman, K 2015, 'A Castle Built on Sand? Article 3 ECHR and the Source of Risk in Non-Refoulement Obligations in International Law', International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 264-296.View/Download from: Publisher's site
This article begins with an analysis of the concept of responsibility elaborated in the jurisprudence of Francisco de Vitoria. It is argued that Vitoria's concept of responsibility plays a central role in his construction of an international legal framework for the management of the Indians by the Spanish, a 'management model' which operated so as to legitimise Spanish administration of the colonised world and ultimately, to consolidate the emerging authority of the European sovereign state. In the second part of the article this re-reading of Vitoria forms the basis of reflection on present international law and practice regarding the responsibility of rebel movements. It is used to challenge the idea that the increased engagement with rebel movements by international organisations and legal scholars since the end of the Cold War is necessarily a liberalising and emancipatory move.
Greenman, K & Lavers, T 2019, 'The Lockerbie Case (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya v United States of America)' in Hodson, L & Lavers, T (eds), Feminist Judgments in International Law, Hart Publishing.
This collection asks if feminist perspectives can offer meaningful and viable alternatives to international law norms. Does that application result in distinguishable differences in outcomes?