Professor Jonathan Black-Branch

Subject: Law

Department/Institution: University of Manitoba, Canada 

Contact details: jonathan.Black-Branch@umanitoba.ca.

From June 2019 - June 2020


Research interests

Dr Jonathan Black-Branch is Dean of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba; Bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba with a PhD (Toronto); MA, D.Phil. (Oxford); PLDA (Harvard).  He is a Justice of the Peace -JP and Barrister (England and Wales); and, Barrister and Solicitor (Manitoba).  Dr Black-Branch is Chair of the Committee on Nuclear Weapons, Non-Proliferation and Contemporary International Law of the International Law Association (ILA) considering competing legal approaches to non-proliferation and regulating nuclear weapons within the contemporary context, assessing the three pillars of the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) – i.e., non-proliferation of nuclear weapons; the right to develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes; and nuclear disarmament – with a particular focus on emerging issues and the interdependencies between the three pillars.

He is Co-Editor along with Dr Dieter Fleck, of the book series Nuclear Non-Proliferation in International Law (Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer/Asser Press).

At Cambridge, Dr Black-Branch is researching a monograph on the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition Nuclear Weapons to be published with CUP.