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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)
  • 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 Criminal Court, international organisations, legal theory, critical legal theory, management, 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 status quo understandings of the international criminal justice project as being institution- and ICC-centric. My research consists of the following strands: (i) outlining the insufficiency of present definitions of managerialism in law, international law, and political science, and rectifying this lack by defining managerialism as the ideology of management; (ii) analysing the effects of managerialism on the ICC, one rhetorical the other 'real'; (iii) conducting a case study dealing with the ICC Registry; (iv) conducting a second case study on the ICC judicial divisions. 


Surabhi Ranganathan

Representative Publications


'Managerialism: The before, during, and after of fragmentation in international law' (2017) Queen Mary Law Journal, forthcoming.

Conference papers

"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