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Education CV


  • University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, PhD Candidate, 2016-2019
  • 30th Helsinki Summer Seminar, 'The Ideal of the International - Principles, Backlash, and Resistance', 21-25 August 2017
  • Leiden University, The Netherlands, LL.M. (cum laude), 2014-2015
  • Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom, LL.B. Law with Politics (honours), 2009-2012


  • Research Assistant, Jean d'Aspremont, 2017
  • Case Reporter, Oxford Reports on International Law, 2016
  • Research Assistant, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, Belfast, 2016
  • Legal Intern, Appeals Chamber, International Criminal Court, 2015-2016
  • Legal Intern, Defence team, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, 2015

Academic activities

  • Supervisor, LLM Graduate Workshops on International Criminal law module, 2017-2018
  • Editor-in-Chief, Cambridge International Law Journal, 2017-2018
  • Editor, Cambridge International Law Journal, 2016-2017

Scholarships and awards

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council - Doctoral Training Partnership award (2016 - 2019)
  • Girton College, Pilman Fund (February 2018)
  • AHRC Research Training & Development Grant (January 2018)
  • Edgar Graham Memorial Scholarship for study overseas, Queen's University Belfast, School of Law (August 2014)
  • Leonardi da Vinci scholarship, European Commission (September 2013)

Fields of research

International criminal law, international legal theory, critical legal theory, Critical Management Studies


Managing global justice: The International Criminal Court and its use of managerial practices


My research seeks to understand the effects of managerial ideas and techniques on the International Criminal Court. Specifically, I am concerned with uncovering the ways in which managerialism influences both the inner workings and the external perceptions of the ICC in a way that ultimately reinforces the work and direction of the Court.


Surabhi Ranganathan

Representative Publications


'Managerialism: The before, during, and after of fragmentation in international law' (2017) Queen Mary Law Journal, Special Conference Issue 1, available at:

Conference papers

People with Projects at the International Criminal Court, 7th Annual Cambridge International Law Conference, Cambridge 3-4 Apri 2018

Managerialism: The before, during, and after of fragmentation in international law, 8th Annual Queen Mary Postgraduate Legal Conference, London, 16 June 2017

Selected blog posts

Proxies for Progress: Performance Indicators at the International Criminal CourtElgar Blog, 18 July 2017


Winning Essay, Clingendael-Igarapé essay contest on UN Security Council reform entitled "UN Security Council reform: Towards ad hoc Security Councils", presented at Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs, November 2014.

Start Date

Oct 2016

End date

Oct 2019