Contact David Turns

Background

David graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with LLB (Honours) in 1990 and the LLM (International Law) in 1992, and has been a non-practising barrister and Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple since 1992.

From 1990 to 1994 he taught Public International Law as a Part-time Lecturer at the London School of Economics, and was a full Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool from 1994 to 2007.

David has been teaching on international specialist courses for military legal advisers and humanitarian aid workers since 1995, and the legal components of generalist interdisciplinary courses for military officers and civil servants in defence and related ministries since 2007.

Current activities

David is currently involved in research on:

  1. the 1953 Korean War Armistice (for the 2013 International Symposium of the Judge Advocate General of the Republic of Korea Army)
  2. cyberwar and neutrality (for publication in an Ashgate Research Handbook in 2014).

Clients

  • British Army Legal Services
  • Royal Air Force Legal Branch
  • Royal Navy Legal Services Directorate
  • Federal Ministry of Defence and Sport, Austria
  • International Committee of the Red Cross
  • The Scottish Government
  • QinetiQ

Publications

Articles In Journals

Books

  • Turns D (2016) Military Objectives. In: Routledge Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict. Liivoja R, McCormack T (ed.), London: Routledge, p. 139-156.
  • Turns D (2016) Commentary: On the Intersection of the Responsibility to Protect, the Protection of Civilians and International Humanitarian Law in Contemporary Armed Conflicts. In: Beyond Responsibility to Protect . Generating Change in International Law, Cambridge: Intersentia, p. 287-296.
  • Turns & D (2015) Cyber war and the law of neutrality. In: Research Handbook on International Law and Cyberspace, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, p. 380-400.
  • Turns D (2014) Droning on: some international humanitarian law aspects of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in contemporary armed conflicts. In: Contemporary Challenges to the Laws of War: Essays in Honour of Professor Peter Rowe, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 191-215.
  • Turns D (2014) The Law of Armed Conflict (International Humanitarian Law). In: International Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 821-853, ed. 4.
  • Turns D (2013) A Liberal Way to War? International Law and Two Centuries of "Benevolent Aggression". In: The Liberal Way of War: Legal Perspectives. Barnidge RP (ed.), Farnham: Ashgate, p. 279-300.
  • Turns D (2013) Cyber War and the Concept of "Attack" in International Humanitarian Law. In: International Law and the Changing Technology of War. Saxon D (ed.), Leiden: Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, p. 209-227, ed. 1.
  • Turns D (2013) Targets. In: Research Handbook on International Conflict and Security Law: Jus ad Bellum, Jus in Bello and Jus post Bellum. Henderson C, White ND (ed.), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 342-374.
  • Turns D (2013) Prosecutor v. Blagojević and Jokić - Commentary. In: Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals : The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia 2006-2007, Cambridge: Intersentia, p. 478-480.
  • Turns D (2012) Classification, Administration and Treatment of Battlefield Detainees. In: Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice. Salinas de Frias AM, Samuel KLH, White ND (ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 426-456, ed. 1.
  • Turns D (2010) The Law of Armed Conflict (International Humanitarian Law). In: International Law. Evans MD (ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 814-847, ed. 3.
  • Turns D (2009) Sumida and Others. In: The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice. Cassese A et al (ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 940-941.
  • Turns D (2009) St-Die. In: The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice. Cassese A et al (ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 936-936.
  • Turns D (2009) Meyer (The Abbaye Ardenne Case). In: The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice. Cassese A et al (ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 808-809.
  • Turns D (2009) Mugabe (Tachiona v Mugabe). In: The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice. Cassese A et al (ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 821-821.
  • Turns D (2009) Eck and Others (The Peleus Trial). In: The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice. Cassese A et al (ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 651-652.
  • Turns D (2009) Grumpelt (The Scuttled U-boats Case). In: The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice. Cassese A et al (ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 705-706.