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Victor Kattan

Nottingham Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Victor Kattan is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham School of Law.

Victor obtained his first degree in law from Brunel University London, his LL.M from the University of Leiden School of Law, and his PhD in international law from the School of Law at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies, where he was awarded a scholarship from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Victor sits on the Editorial Board of the Asian Journal of International Law and is Area Editor for the Middle East and Islam for Oxford Bibliographies of International Law. He was awarded the inaugural Asian Society of International Law Younger Scholar Prize for the best article published in Volumes 1 to 5 (29 papers) of the Asian Journal of International Law.

Victor's work has been published in leading academic journals, including the American Journal of International Law, the Leiden Journal of International Law, the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law, as well as blogs, including EJIL: Talk! and Opinio Juris. His work has been cited by the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and by Judges of the International Court of Justice writing in their personal capacities. Some of his publications are available on Academia: https://nottingham.academia.edu/VictorKattan.

Victor has also published op-eds in newspapers, including Haaretz, the South China Morning Post, The Straits Times, the Guardian, the LA Times, and Arab News. He has appeared on television, including ABC, Al Jazeera, the BBC, Channel News Asia, CNBC Asia, and CNN.

Victor joined the School of Law at Nottingham University in July 2020 from Southeast Asia where he was based for several years at the School of Law and the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore. He moved to Singapore from Jerusalem where had been legal adviser to the Palestinian Negotiations Affairs Department in Ramallah.

Throughout his academic career Victor has acted as a research consultant for several organizations and has written reports for the European Council of Foreign Relations, the Oxford Research Group, the Human Sciences Research Council, and a number of governments. He is an associate member of Temple Garden Chambers in London.

Victor's expertise encompasses the legal aspects of territorial disputes, including the Arab-Israeli dispute, the history of international law, including the law of the United Nations, international humanitarian law, and the use of force.

Research Summary

Victor's current research focuses on the criminalization and prohibition of apartheid in international law, and the extent to which it applies to cases beyond southern Africa. He was awarded a… read more

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Current Research

Victor's current research focuses on the criminalization and prohibition of apartheid in international law, and the extent to which it applies to cases beyond southern Africa. He was awarded a three-year fellowship from Nottingham University to explore this issue.

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