Dr Rupert Dunbar


I am currently module leader for Land law and EU law (both Level 5 modules). I have experience in teaching Contract law, Equity and Tort law. I am also the study abroad coordinator for the Department.

My research area currently concerns the relationship between international and domestic law, debating and testing notions of justice and legal certainty in domestic courts' case law. My PhD criticised the current approaches adopted by the Court of Justice of the European Union for applying international law within the EU legal system. I also have an interest in the EU internal market and the accommodation of new initiatives/technologies within it.

I welcome PhD applications in the field of EU external relations law, UK external relations law, and EU law.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer


  • PhD (The Application of International Law in the Court of Justice of the European Union)
  • LLM European Law (King's College, London)
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching and learning

Qualifications and expertise

  • HEA Fellow

Undergraduate courses taught


Areas of specialism

  • EU Law
  • International Law
  • Legal Theory


Number of items: 7.


Dunbar, Rupert (2024) Learning from failure in ‘an integral part’ of EU Law : interpretation of international treaties in the CJEU. European Law Open, pp. 1-43. ISSN (online) 2752-6135 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Smyth, Claire and Dunbar, Rupert (2024) Clear as mud : proprietary estoppel after 'Guest v Guest'. Trusts & Trustees, 30(5), pp. 1-8. ISSN (print) 1363-1780

Dunbar, Rupert (2021) Article 3(5) TEU a decade on : revisiting ‘strict observance of international law’ in the text and context of other EU values. Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 28(4), pp. 479-497. ISSN (print) 1023-263X

Dunbar, Rupert (2021) The application of international law in the Court of Justice of the European Union : proportionality rising. German Law Journal, 22(4), pp. 557-592. ISSN (online) 2071-8322

Book Section

Sinha, Gauri and Dunbar, Rupert (2021) Artificial intelligence and its regulation in the European Union. In: Bielicki, Damian, (ed.) Regulating artificial intelligence in industry. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 3-20. (Routledge research in the law of emerging technologies) ISBN 9780367774622

Conference or Workshop Item

Dunbar, Rupert and Jeanpierre, Eric (2016) International law in domestic courts : the argument for a shift from the contested realm of interpretation to the accepted realm of application in adjudication. In: Law and Society Association (LSA) Annual Meeting 2016 : At the Delta: Belonging, Place and Visions of Law and Social Change; 02 - 05 Jun 2016, New Orleans, U.S.. (Unpublished)


Dunbar, Rupert Kenneth Lewis (2016) Proving that the application of international law in the Court of Justice of the European Union is unjust in prominent case law. (PhD thesis), Kingston University, .

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