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Robert McCorquodale

Professor of International Law and Human Rights (On Secondment), Faculty of Social Sciences


Expertise Summary

Robert McCorquodale graduated in both economics and law from the University of Sydney, Australia. After working for a number of years as a lawyer with leading firms in Sydney and London, and after completing his LLM, he became a Fellow, Lecturer and Director of Studies in Law at St. John's College, University of Cambridge in 1988. He then became Associate Professor in International and Human Rights Law, and Head of School, at the Australian National University, before being appointed Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Nottingham in 2000. He was Head of the School of Law from January 2004 to December 2007 and is currently on secondment for five years as the Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Robert's teaching and research interests are in the areas of international law, human rights law and constitutional law, with his primary research interests being in international human rights law. He has provided advice and training to governments (in both developed and developing countries), corporations, organisations and peoples, concerning international law and human rights issues, including advising on the drafting of new constitutions. He is co-author of one of the leading texts in international law: Cases and Materials on International Law (4th ed., 2003); and is on the editorial board of a number of respected academic journals.

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