Senior Lecturer in International Human Rights
University of Glasgow


Areas of Expertise
African Union, Genocide, Human Rights, Humanitarian Response, International Criminal Court, Peacekeeping, Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, Refugees and Displacement, The Responsibility to Protect, United Nations

Region of Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa

Kurt Mills has been at the University of Glasgow since 2004. He received his PhD from the University of Notre Dame in 1995, and has taught at a number of other institutions, including the American University in Cairo, Mount Holyoke College, James Madison University, and Gettysburg College. He has held visiting positions at Addis Ababa University, University of London, and University of Queensland. His works revolves around human rights, humanitarian intervention, humanitarianism, international criminal justice, global governance, and sovereignty. His regional area of expertise is sub-Saharan Africa. He is founder and Director of the Glasgow Human Rights Network, and currently serves as Vice-President of the International Studies Association.

Recent Publications
Kurt Mills, International Responses to Mass Atrocities in Africa: Responsibility to Protect, Prosecute and Palliate (2015) Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Kurt Mills and David Karp, eds., Human Rights Protection in Global Politics: Responsibilities of States and Non-State Actors (2015) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kurt Mills, ‘R2P and ICC: At Odds or in Sync?’ (2015) Criminal Law Forum 26 (1): 73-99.

Kurt Mills, ‘R2P3: Protecting, Prosecuting or Palliating in Mass Atrocity Situations?’ (2013) Journal of Human Rights 12 (3): 333-356.

Kurt Mills, ‘Constructing Humanitarian Space in Darfur’ (2013) International Journal of Human Rights 17 (5-6): 605-618.

Kurt Mills, ‘“Bashir is Dividing Us”: Africa and the International Criminal Court’ (2012) Human Rights Quarterly 34 (2): 404-47.

Tristan Anne Borer and Kurt Mills, ‘Explaining Post-Apartheid South African Human Rights Foreign Policy: Unsettled Identity and Conflicting Interests’ (2011) Journal of Human Rights 10 (1) 76-98.

Recent ACUNS Activity
Book Talk 14 – International Responses to Mass Atrocities in Africa Responsibility to Protect, Prosecute, and Palliate. Organized a series of human rights conferences in conjunction with the ACUNS conference (Istanbul 2014, The Hague 2015, New York 2016).