Jonathan Griffiths, LL.B.

Military Professor Stockton Center for International Law
Maj., British Army
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Major Griffiths joined the Stockton Center in September 2018. His primary area of research is the impact of urbanization and emerging technology on targeting operations and the obligation to take precautions under International Humanitarian Law. Major Griffiths was admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales) in 2004 and commissioned into the British Army in 2007. Major Griffiths graduated in law from the University of Wales in 2001 and completed his professional legal training at Cardiff Law School.

Areas of Expertise

  • Counterterrorism
  • Homeland Security
  • Intel
  • International Law
  • Joint Operations
  • Leadership
  • National Security
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Security Cooperation
  • Terrorism

Professional Highlights


UK Ministry of Defence

Specialist legal adviser within the operational directorate responsible for crisis management and global response operations.

Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

Student, Army Division, Intermediate Command and Staff College (Land).

Headquarters, Collective Training Group

Legal adviser to UK training command and overseas training establishments in Canada, Belize, Brunei and Kenya.

Operational Law Branch

Command legal adviser for UK Joint Forces operations in Afghanistan and the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Army Recovery Capability, Army Headquarters

Legal adviser within a multi-disciplinary programme team, working with defence stakeholders, external agencies and Service Charities to support wounded, injured and sick personnel.

Legal adviser, HQ 5th (UK) Division


Legal adviser, HQ British Forces Cyprus

Provision of individual legal support and assistance to personnel deployed in Cyprus, Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait


Current M.Phil. Student, Exeter University, Public International Law

Current M.S. Student, Cranfield University, Defence Leadership

Postgraduate Diploma, Cardiff Law School, 2002, Legal Practice

LL.B., University of Wales, 2001

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