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Institute Director,
British Institute of International and Comparative Law


Areas of Expertise
Corporate Social Responsibility, Globalization, International Human Rights Law, International Law, The Private Sector and Private-Public Partnerships

Professor Robert McCorquodale is the Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London. He is also Professor of International Law and Human Rights, and former Head of the School of Law, at the University of Nottingham, and a barrister at Brick Court Chambers in London.

Previously he was a Fellow and Lecturer in Law at St. John’s College, University of Cambridge and at the Australian National University in Canberra. Before embarking on an academic career, he worked as a solicitor in commercial litigation with King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney and Herbert Smith Freehills in London.

Robert’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of public international law and human rights law, including the role of non-state actors and business and human rights issues. He has published widely on these areas, and has an expertise in business and human right matters. He has provided advice and training to governments, corporations, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and peoples concerning international law and human rights issues.

Recent Publications
“The Third Pillar: Access to Judicial Remedies for Human Rights Violations by Transnational Business” (with Gwynne Skinner, Olivier De Schutter and Andie Lambe) (ICAR, 2013)

“Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict” (with Kristin Hausler and Nicole Urban) (BIICL, 2012)

“International Law Beyond the State” (Cameron May, 2011)

“Cases and Materials on International Law” (with Martin Dixon and Sarah Williams) (Oxford University Press, 5th edition, 2011)

“The Rule of Law in International and Comparative Context” (edited) (BIICL, 2010)

Updated February, 2015