Lloyd graduated with an LLB (Hons) in Law from Staffordshire University in 2016 and an LLM in International Law and Human Rights from Keele University in 2019.
Lloyd is a passionate human rights activist and has worked for Citizens Advice, Slavefreetrade and other charities to empower people and change lives. He is a member of several charities, namely Amnesty International for which he has campaigned for human rights in relation to detained journalists, child marriage and the illegal jewellery trade.
Lloyd will now endeavour to continue this work by completing his PhD concurrently with his activism which he hopes will lead him into a career of academia or working for an international charity or research policy unit.
Research and scholarship
Lloyd's research interests sit currently within the field of international criminal law where he currently is attempting to formulate new ideas in a dense area of the law where there is an incredible wealth of commentary. However, Lloyd is up to the challenge and would love to research the only permanent international criminal tribunal, the International Criminal Court.
Initially, Lloyd was a staunch critic of the court, holding it to account for its perceived 'Africa' bias, procedural delays and inability to get certain alleged perpetrators to the court. Nevertheless, Lloyd has now grown to become an apologist of the court, seeing its flaws but also recognising its importance in achieving international justice and bringing an end to impunity.
Lloyd wants to reinforce that this research is fluid so what he may write today may need to adapt to what happens tomorrow. He would recommend that anyone seeking to understand more about his project or about his work more generally, please contact him.
Lloyd leads an active social media profile for campaigning, promoting causes he cares about and commenting on the international and domestic news of the day. As a result, Lloyd has featured on Al Jazeera's 'The Stream' on various occasions providing analysis and perspectives on varying topics, including Brexit, the war crimes trials for former Syrian generals in Germany and the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.