Associate Fellow, International Law Programme
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Joanne Foakes is a Barrister of the Inner Temple and former Legal Counsellor of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She has expertise in Public International Law including international organisations, international immunities, and the relation of Municipal and International Law.

Among various publishing interests, she has acted as consultant editor for the International Relations Law title in the 5th edition of Halsbury's Laws of England.


  • Public International Law
  • International Immunities
  • Relation of Municipal and International Law
  • International Organisations


1995 - 2008Legal Counsellor, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1991 - 1995Seconded as Deputy Principal Crown Counsel, Hong Kong Government /member of Sino-British Joint Liaison Group 
1984 - 1991Assistant Legal Adviser, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1979 - 1984Barrister/University teaching