Robert Cryer (@cryer_r) is a chaired professor of international and criminal law at the University of Birmingham. Professor Cryer obtained his undergraduate law degree in Cardiff Law School, then moved to the School of Law in Nottingham where he obtained his LLM and PhD degrees. He was a lecturer at the University of Manchester from 1999–2001 before returning to the University of Nottingham in September 2001. He took his current position at the University of Birmingham in April 2007.
His major teaching and research interests are in international law and criminal law. In addition to a number of articles and book chapters he is the author of “Prosecuting International Crimes: Selectivity and the International Criminal Law Regime” (CUP, 2005) and co-author (with Håkan Friman, Darryl Robinson and Elizabeth Wilmshurst) of “An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure” (CUP, 4th ed., 2019) and (with Neil Boister) The Tokyo International Military Tribunal: A Reappraisal (OUP, 2008). He also co-edited (with Neil Boister) “Documents on the Tokyo International Military Tribunal” (OUP, 2008). He is co-editor of the Journal of Conflict and Security Law.