Caterine Arrabal Ward

Lecturer in Family Law

University of Glasgow


My legal studies include economics, business, criminal law, EU Law, Spanish law, International law and, now, Scots law. I completed a 4 year fulltime PhD in the field of International Criminal Law. I am now sitting the Aptitude Test for European Union lawyers and once I pass this test I will be admitted to the roll of Scottish solicitors without any further period of training. I have worked as a lawyer and research assistant for the Criminal Courts of Violence against Women in Alicante (Spain) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, completed a Masters in International Law at Glasgow University and I currently hold the post of part-time Lecturer in Law at Napier Edinburgh University where I have gained a substantial amount of teaching in Family Law (at LLB Honours level).

I completed a 4 year fulltime PhD in the field of International Criminal Law from Glasgow Caledonian University, the thesis for which I wrote on the subject of ‘Wartime Sexual Violence at the International Level- a Legal Perspective’. I have begun to develop a strong academic profile as an early career research in international human rights law and international criminal law.

Keywords: International Criminal Law, Wartime Rape, Human Rights



Caterina E. Arrabal Ward (2017), ‘Prosecution of wartime sexual violence at the international level’, subject to review.

Rebecca M. M. Wallace and Caterina E. Arrabal Ward (2017), Best interests of the child as given cognizance in the UK refugee determination process, Elgar Book on Protecting the Migrant Child. Edward Elgar Publishing.


Caterine Arrabal Ward (2013), Significance of Wartime Rape, in Marcia Texler Segal, Vasilikie Demos (ed.) Gendered Perspectives on Conflict and Violence (Advances in Gender Research, Volume 18), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.189-212



University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow
School of Law

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