Natasha Gooden


I completed both my LLB and LLM in International and European at the University of Sheffield.

During my undergraduate degree I also spend a year studying abroad at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

Research interests

My primary research interests are in areas of public international law which include; the use of force regime, International Humanitarian Law and also International Human Rights Law. I am interested in how the different legal regimes interact with each other and also the wider political and social ramifications the regimes have on the international community.

Early in my legal studies, I became captivated by the emergence of cyber activities and the reaction of the international legal regime to the new domain. My interest stems from the evolving nature of cyberspace, where legal hurdles are created due to the technological advancements and the reliance on the traditional application of international law.

My PhD research focuses on the adequacy of the current regulatory framework that governs and enforces international law in cyberspace during cyber conflicts. It also seeks to address the increasing nature of cyber capabilities being used as military tools and assess the international community’s responses to such threats. In particular, my research seeks to assess the implications of human rights obligations under International Human Rights regime as well as ‘emerging online human rights issues’ during cyber conflicts.