2020 applicants

Dr Marina Lostal

Senior Lecturer
School of Law
Dr Marina Lostal



  • PhD European University Institute, (2013)

  • LLM in Comparative, European and International Law European University Institute, (2010)

  • Master of Law University of Cambridge, (2009)

  • Licenciatura en Derecho Universidad de Zaragoza, (2008)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Foundations of Human Rights (HU100)

  • Introduction to Public International Law (LW218)

  • Selected Issues in Public International Law (LW219)

  • Legal Research Skills (LW254)

  • Final Year Research Project (LW304)


Journal articles (10)

Lostal, M. and Vasconcelos Vilaça, G., The Bamiyazation of Cultural Heritage and the Silk Road Economic Belt: Challenges and Opportunities for China. The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, cxv013-cxv013

Lostal, M., (2017). The Misplaced Emphasis on the Intangible Dimension of Cultural Heritage in the Al Mahdi Case at the ICC. Inter Gentes - The McGill Journal of International Law & Legal Pluralism. 1 (2), 45-58

Lostal, M., Hausler, K. and Bongard, P., (2017). Armed Non-State Actors and Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflict. International Journal of Cultural Property. 24 (4), 407-427

Lostal, M. and Gillett, M., (2017). Reflexiones Sobre El Caso Prlic Et Al. (Reflections on the Prlic Et Al. Case). En Letra: Derecho Penal. 1 (5), 1-12

Lostal, M. and Cunliffe, E., (2016). Cultural heritage that heals: factoring in cultural heritage discourses in the Syrian peacebuilding process. Historic Environment: Policy and Practice. 7 (2-3), 248-259

Cunliffe, E., Muhesen, N. and Lostal, M., (2016). The Destruction of Cultural Property in the Syrian Conflict: Legal Implications and Obligations. International Journal of Cultural Property. 23 (1), 1-31

Lostal, M., (2015). Syria's world cultural heritage and individual criminal responsibility. International Review of Law. 2015 (1), 3-3

Lostal, M., (2013). The Role of Specific Discipline Principles in International Law: A Parallel Analysis between Environmental and Cultural Heritage Law. Nordic Journal of International Law. 82 (3), 391-415

Becerril, ML., (2012). THE MEANING AND PROTECTION OF ‘CULTURAL OBJECTS AND PLACES OF WORSHIP’ UNDER THE 1977 ADDITIONAL PROTOCOLS. Netherlands International Law Review. 59 (03), 455-472

Lostal, M., (2012). La Protección de Bienes Culturales en el Tribunal Penal Internacional para la Ex Yugoslavia (The Protection of Cultural Property under the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia). Revista Electrónica de Estudios Internacionales. 24, 1-25

Books (1)

Lostal, M., (2017). International Cultural Heritage Law in Armed Conflict Case-Studies of Syria, Libya, Mali, the Invasion of Iraq, and the Buddhas of Bamiyan. Cambridge University Press. 1316763897. 9781316763896

Book chapters (1)

Lostal, M., (2020). Islamic State and the Illicit Traffic of Cultural Property. In: The International Criminal Responsibility of War's Funders and Profiteers. Editors: Jørgensen, NHB., . Cambridge University Press

Reports and Papers (3)

Lostal, M., Hausler, K. and Bongard, P., (2018). Culture under Fire: Armed Non-State Actors and Cultural Heritage in Wartime

Lostal, M., (2017). Expert Report – Reparations Phase The Prosecutor v. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi (International Criminal Court) ICC-01/12-01/15-214-AnxII-Red2 (3 May 2017)

Lostal, M. and Cunliffe, E., (2016). The Aftermath of Destruction of Cultural Heritage: Factoring In Cultural Rights in Post-Conflict Recovery Processes

Other (5)

Lostal, M., Hausler, K. and Bongard, P., (2019).20 Years of the Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in Armed Conflict: Have All the Gaps Been Filled?,EJIL Talk!

Lostal, M., Hunter, E. and Utmelidze, I., (2017).Crimes against Humanity,Case Matrix Network

Lostal, M., (2016).The ICC convicts Al Mahdi for the destruction of cultural heritage in Mali

Lostal, M., (2016).Prosecutor v. Al Mahdi: A Positive New Direction for the ICC?

Lostal, M., (2015).ICC opens a case for the destruction of cultural heritage in Mali,Global Policy Forum




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