Mr. Nathan John Whetton

Mr. Nathan John Whetton

Assistant Lecturer

LL.B. (King’s College London and Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi);

LL.M. (London School of Economics)

Nathan holds a First Class LL.B. in European Legal Studies from King’s College London and Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan and an LL.M. in Public International Law from the London School of Economics.

Nathan’s area of legal interest lies in public international law. Nathan’s research often centres on the intersection between human rights law, environmental protection and international trade law, and the balancing act required in this formula. His master’s dissertation centres on the increasing restrictions on the right to protest in the United Kingdom (and Council of Europe states) in an era of climate change and the collusion of corporations in stimulating this repression. Additionally, other projects often look at public international law from the perspective of non-human animals. A recent project in this light has explored how the international law of self-determination could provide legal foundations for theories of wild animal political participation.

Furthermore, Nathan’s background in public international law is fortified through having intervened in several courts in landmark decisions. Before the Ugandan High Court, for example, Nathan intervened to uphold the rights of indigenous peoples in the face of mass deforestation. Before the European Court of Human Rights, Nathan will intervene in a landmark case on foreign disinformation during the 2019 Election, Brexit Referendum and the Scottish Independence Reference in the United Kingdom.

In his free time, Nathan is an avid linguist and reader and watcher of black comedy.