Dr. MacNeil researches primarily in the areas of international criminal law, transnational criminal law, comparative law and the domestic implementation of international law. She teaches Constitutional Law, the Legal Profession and Professional Responsibility and Comparative Law. In her career, she has had the pleasure of clerking at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal and for Justice Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada. Dr. MacNeil has an LLB from Dalhousie, an LLL from the University of Ottawa, an LLM from Cambridge and PhD from Queen’s.

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Research Areas

    • International criminal law
    • Transnational criminal law
    • Comparative law
    • Constitutional law

Selected Publications


Gillian MacNeil, Legality Matters; Crimes Against Humanity and the Problems and Promise of the Prohibition on Other Inhumane Acts (The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press, 2020) (International Criminal Justice Series, Volume 28).

Book Chapters

“Immunities from Criminal Prosecution” in Robert J Currie & Joseph Rikhof, International and Transnational Criminal Law, 3d ed (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2020) 641-704.

Jennifer J. Llewellyn & Gillian MacNeil, “A Primer on Human Rights Law” in Michael Hadskis, Leah Hutt & Mary McNally, eds, Dental Law in Canada, 3d ed (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2019) 87-118.

Peer Reviewed Articles

Darryl Robinson & Gillian MacNeil, “The Tribunals and the Renaissance of International Criminal Law: Three Themes” (2016) 110 AJIL 191-211.

Book Reviews