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Robert McCorquodale

Professor of International Law and Human Rights (part-time), Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

2000- date: Professor of International Law and Human Rights, University of Nottingham

2008-2017: Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

2004-2017: Head of the School of Law, University of Nottingham

Previously: Associate Professor in International and Human Rights Law, and Head of School, at the Australian National University; Fellow, Lecturer and Director of Studies in Law at St. John's College, University of Cambridge

Practising barrister in London and, previously, practising solicitor in London and Sydney

Expertise Summary

Robert's expertise is in the areas of public international law, international human rights law, and business and human rights.

He has provided advice and training to governments (in both developed and developing countries), corporations, international organization, non-governmental organizations and peoples, concerning international law and human rights issues. This includes advising on the drafting of new constitutions and on the right to self-determination.

He is co-author of one of the leading texts in international law: Cases and Materials on International Law (6th ed., 2018); and is on the editorial board of a number of respected academic journals, including the International and Comparative Law Quarterly.

Recent Publications

  • BONNITCHA J. and MCCORQUODALE R.G., 2017. 'The Concept of Due Diligence in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights European Journal of International Law. 28(3), 899-923
  • MCCORQUODALE R, SMIT L., NEELY S. and BROOKS R., 2017. 'Human Rights Due Diligence in Law and Practice' Business and Human Rights Journal. 2(2), 195-224
  • GAUCI, J-P, GRIFFITH, A and MCCORQUODALE R, 2017. 'Brexit Financial Disputes and Public International Law' European Law Review. 5, 619-634
  • MCCORQUODALE R, 2017. 'Sources and the "Subjects" of International Law: A Plurality of Law-Making Participants'. In: BESSON S and D'ASPREMONT J, eds., Oxford Handbook on the Sources of International Law Oxford University Press. 749-768
  • BONNITCHA J. and MCCORQUODALE R.G., 2017. 'The Concept of Due Diligence in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights European Journal of International Law. 28(3), 899-923
  • MCCORQUODALE R, SMIT L., NEELY S. and BROOKS R., 2017. 'Human Rights Due Diligence in Law and Practice' Business and Human Rights Journal. 2(2), 195-224
  • GAUCI, J-P, GRIFFITH, A and MCCORQUODALE R, 2017. 'Brexit Financial Disputes and Public International Law' European Law Review. 5, 619-634
  • MCCORQUODALE R, 2017. 'Sources and the "Subjects" of International Law: A Plurality of Law-Making Participants'. In: BESSON S and D'ASPREMONT J, eds., Oxford Handbook on the Sources of International Law Oxford University Press. 749-768
  • MCCORQUODALE R and SMIT L, 2017. 'Human Rights, Responsibilities and Due Diligence: Key Issues for Treaty'. In: DEVA S and BILCHITZ D, eds., Building a Treaty on Business and Human Rights: Context and Contours Cambridge University Press.
  • MCCORQUODALE R.G., 2016. Defining the Rule of Law: Defying Gravity?' International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 65(2), 276-294
  • MCCORQUODALE, R, 2014. The Individual and the International Legal System. In: EVANS, M., ed., International Law 4th ed. OUP. 280-305
  • MCCORQUODALE R, 2013. 'Waving Not Drowning: Kiobel Outside the United States' American Journal of International Law. 846-851
  • MCCORQUODALE R, 2013. 'Pluralism, Global Law and Human Rights' Global Constitutionalism. 2, 287-315
  • MCCORQUODALE R, 2013. 'Group Rights'. In: MOECKLI D, SHAH S and SIVAKUMARAN S, eds., International Human Rights Law Oxford University Press. 333-355
  • MCCORQUODALE, RG and BADERIN, MA, 2007. The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Forty Years of Development. In: MCCORQUODALE, RG and BADERIN, MA, eds., Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Action Oxford University Press. 3 - 24
  • MCCORQUODALE, R., 2006. International community and state sovereignty: an uneasy symbiotic relationship. In: WARBRICK, C. and TIERNEY, S., eds., Towards an 'international legal community'?: the sovereignty of states and the sovereignty of international law BIICL. 241-265
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2006. Beyond State Sovereignty: The International Legal System and Non-State Participants Revista Colombiana de Derecho Internacional. 8, 103-160
  • MCCORQUODALE, R., 2005. Contemporary Human Rights and Christianity LAW AND JUSTICE. ISSU 154, 6-26
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2005. The Creation and Recognition of States. In: Public International Law: An Australian Perspective Second. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 184-203
  • MCCORQUODALE, R., 2004. An inclusive international legal system Leiden Journal of International Law. 17(3), 477-504
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2003. The Individual in the International Legal System. In: EVANS, M., ed., International Law Oxford University Press, Oxford. 299-325
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., ed., 2003. Human Rights (International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory: Second Series) Ashgate Publishing Group, Aldershot & London.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G. and DIXON, M., 2003. Cases and Materials on International Law Fourth. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2002. Human rights and global business. In: BOTTOMLEY, S. and KINLEY, D., eds., Commercial law and human rights Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Group. 89-114
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2002. Overlegalizing Silences: Human Rights and Non-State Actors In: American Society of International Law Annual Conference.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2002. A Human Rights Approach to Poverty In: International Labour Organisation.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2002. Terrorists, Transnationals, Torturers: The Privatisation of Human Rights Violations and the Absence of Law In: Centre for International and Public Law.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2002. The International Legal System and Non-State Actors In: Unknown.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2002. "We the Peoples": International Law and Human Rights in the 21st Century In: Inaugural Lecture.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2002. Globalisation, Human Rights and Transnational Corporations In: Faculty of Law.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2002. Key Forces Shaping Corporate Social Responsibility in the Coming Decades In: Corporate Social Responsibility Conference, 21st Century Trust.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2002. Regulating Silences: Non-State Actors and Human Rights In: Faculty of Law.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R. and PANGALANGAN, R., 2001. Pushing back the limitations of territorial boundaries European Journal of International Law. 12(5), 867-888
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2001. The Incredible Lightness of International Law In: Symposia on the War Against Afghanistan.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2001. Taking off the Blindfolds: Torture and the Responsibility of Non-state Actors In: Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2001. Feeling the Heat of Human Rights Branding: Brining Transnational Corporations within the International Human Rights Fence Human Rights & Human Welfare. 1(4), 21-29
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2001. Catching the Wind: Globalisation, Human Rights and International Law In: School of Politics.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G. and LA FORGIA, R., 2001. Taking off the Blindfolds: Torture by Non-State Actors Human Rights Law Review. 1, 189-218
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2001. International Law, Boundaries and Imagination. In: Boundaries and Justice: Diverse Ethical Perspectives (The Ethikon Series in Comparative Ethics) Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. 136-163
  • MCCORQUODALE, R., 2000. Women, Development and Corporate Responsibility. In: Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility: A Dialogue Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, Australia. 174-190
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2000. In Body and Mind: Health and Human Rights In: National Centre for Epidemology and Population Health Seminar.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2000. Globalisation and Human Rights In: Globalisation and Governance.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2000. Secrets and Lies: Economic Globalisation and Womans Human Rights Australian Yearbook of International Law. 19, 73-83
  • MCCORQUODALE, R., 2000. Self-Determination in International Law. In: Self-Determination in International Law (Library of Essays in International Law) Dartmouth Publishing Co. Ltd, Aldershot. 1-22
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., ed., 2000. Self-Determination in International Law (Library of Essays in International Law) Dartmouth Publishing Co. Ltd, Aldershot.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2000. Globalisation and Human Rights In: Masters of Public Administration.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G. and DIXON, M., 2000. Cases and Materials on International Law (Cases and Materials Series) Third. Blackstone Press Ltd, London, UK.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 2000. The United Nations in the 21st Century In: United Nations Youth Association Conference.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 1999. Strategic stability, the UN System and International Norms: Laws and Morals In: Workshop on International Norms and Strategic Stability: Kosovo and lessons for East Asia.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 1999. Pinochet: The Impact of the Decision on International Law 40, 93
  • MCCORQUODALE, R. and FAIRBROTHER, R., 1999. Globalization and Human Rights Human Rights Quarterly. VOL 21(NUMBER 3), 735-766
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 1999. Implementing Human Rights in Australia Australian Journal of Human Rights. 5, 1-4
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 1999. The Pinochet Case In: Community Aid Abroad Seminar.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 1999. Human Rights and Global Business In: Commercial Law and Human Rights Conference.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 1998. Human Rights and Responsibilities: A Christian Perspective In: Human Rights, Faith and Culture Conference.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 1998. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Today In: L'Alliance Francaise de Canberra, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 1998. Responsibilities in Rights In: Responsibility in World Politics Conference.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G. and DIXON, M., 1996. Cases and Materials on International Law (Cases and Materials Series) Second. Blackstone Press Ltd, London, UK.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 1996. East Timor and the Future of Sovereignty. In: The East Timor Case: Portugal v Australia in the International Court of Justice International Law Association (Australian Branch), Sydney, Australia. 164-174
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 1996. Human Rights and Self-Determination. In: The New World Order: Sovereignty, Human Rights and the Self-Determination of Peoples Berg Publishers, Oxford and Washington, DC. 9-34
  • MCCORQUODALE, R., 1996. Negotiating Sovereignty: The Practice of the United Kingdom in Regard to the Right of Self-Determination British Yearbook of International Law. VOL 66, 283-332
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 1995. The Right of Self-Determination. In: The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and United Kingdom Law Clarendon Press, Oxford, UK. 91-119
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 1994. Self-Determination and Independence for the Tibetan People. In: Tibet: The Position in International Law Serindia Publications, Chicago, USA. 10-16
  • MCCORQUODALE, R., 1994. Self-Determination: A Human Rights Approach International and Comparative Law Quarterly. VOL 43(NUMBER 4), 857
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G. and OROSZ, N., eds., 1994. Tibet: The Position in International Law Serindia Publications, Chicago, USA.
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 1994. South Africa and the Right of Self-Determination South African Journal on Human Rights. 10, 4-30
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G., 1992. Self-Determination Beyond the Colonial Context and Its Potential Impact on Africa African Journal of Comprative and International Law. 4, 592-608
  • MCCORQUODALE, R.G. and DIXON, M., 1991. Cases and Materials on International Law (Cases and Materials Series) Blackstone Press Ltd, London, UK.

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