Faculty

The following tutors regularly teach on the program. Not all will teach every year.

Dapo.AkandeDapo Akande is Professor in Public International Law and Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict & the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations at the University of Oxford. He is Yamani Fellow & Senior Law Tutor at St. Peter’s College, Oxford. He has held visiting professorships at Yale Law School and the University of Miami School of Law. He is a member of the boards of a number of journals, academic and professional organizations, including: the Editorial Board of the American Journal of International Law; the Editorial Board of the European Journal of International Law; and the Advisory Council of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

 

abduh-an-naimAbdullahi Ahmed An-Na‘im is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, Associated Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences of Emory University, and Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion.  An-Na‘im is the author of: What is an American Muslim (2014); Muslims and Global Justice (2011); Islam and the Secular State (2008); African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam (2006); and Toward an Islamic Reformation: Civil liberties, human rights and international law (1990).  His edited books include Human Rights under African Constitutions (2003); Islamic Family Law in a Changing World: A Global Resource Book (2002); and Human Rights in Cross-Cultural Perspectives: Quest for consensus (1992). For more information see https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/aannaim/.

 

Carlos AyalaCarlos Ayala holds an Abogado degree (JD equivalent) from Universidad Católica “Andrés Bello” in Caracas, Venezuela, with a cum laudem honor diploma; and a MA, Georgetown University, USA). He has taught Constitutional Law and International Human Rights Law as a Professor in the Universidad Católica “Andrés Bello” (1983- ), Universidad Central de Venezuela (1988- ), Georgetown University (1998), American University Washington College of Law (1999; 2005-), Universidad Iberoamericana, México (2004-  ). He is also author of several publications on the field of Constitutional Law and Human Rights Law. Carlos Ayala has also been a Member and President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous People in the Americas (1996-1999); and President of the Andean Commission of Jurists (2003-2010). He has served as a Member of the International Commission for the process of selection and appointment of the Supreme Court of Justice of Ecuador on behalf of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (2005) and was a UN Consultant in the process of appointment of the Supreme Court of Justice of Guatemala (2009). Carlos Ayala has long standing experience as a lawyer and litigant in Human Rights cases defending victims before national and international bodies (UN and I-A).

 

Fareda Banda3Fareda Banda BL Hons, LLB (Zimbabwe), DPhil (Oxon). Fareda Banda is a Professor at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies. Her areas of interest/expertise include the human rights of women, alternative dispute resolution and family law. Following her doctorate she worked as a Research Assistant at the Law Commission of England and Wales before returning to Oxford on a two year Leverhulme Special Research Fellowship. She edits the Journal of African Law and is an Associate Editor (Africa) of the International Survey of Family Law. Her publications include a book entitled Women, Law and Human Rights: An African Perspective.  She also authored a report for the UN OHCHR on Laws that Discriminate against Women.

 

MargaretBedggood3Margaret Bedggood LLB (University of Otago); MA (University of New Zealand and University College London); Hon. D (University of Waikato); QSO. Honorary Professor of Law, University of Waikato, New Zealand. Visiting Fellow, Kellogg College, University of Oxford. Professor Bedggood, a former Dean of the Law Faculty at the University of Waikato was an elected member of the International Executive Committee, Amnesty International from 1999 to 2005. Her research interests include all aspects of human rights law, both domestic and international, especially economic, social and cultural rights, and more recently the intersection of human rights, religion and theology. Prior to her appointment at the Waikato Law School, Professor Bedggood was the Chief Commissioner and Chair of the New Zealand Human Rights Commission from 1989 to 1994. She has been a member of the Refugee Council of New Zealand, the Council of the Peace Foundation and Chair of the Human Rights Foundation of Aoteoroa/ New Zealand. She has also served on various Anglican commissions and is a member of the (Anglican) Third Order of the Society of St. Francis.

 

Carolyn Patty BlumCarolyn Patty Blum BA (University of Arizona); JD (Northeastern); Honorary D. Laws (Skidmore College, Bloomfield College); Visiting Fellow, Kellogg College, Oxford. Professor Blum is a human rights consultant, working for a variety of NGOs and foundations.  She also serves as the Senior Legal Adviser to the Center for Justice and Accountability on the Spanish case concerning the 1989 massacre of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador. Professor Blum is a Clinical Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley where she founded and directed the International Human Rights Law Clinic. She is Senior Research Fellow, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley and Visiting Clinical Professor of Law, Cardozo Law School. Her areas of expertise and publication are refugee law, transitional justice and accountability, human rights and national security, and human rights and film; in addition, she has litigated dozens of asylum and human rights cases.

 

bill-bowringBill Bowring  is an expert on human rights and Russian law. He was appointed Professor of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London in September 2006 and is a practising barrister. He previously taught at University of East London, Essex University and London Metropolitan University. Bill founded and is Chair of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC), which, in partnership with the Russian NGO Memorial and the Bar Human Rights Committee, is assisting with many cases against Russia and other FSU countries to the European Court of Human Rights. As a barrister, he has represented applicants before the ECHR in cases against Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Russia, and Turkey. Bill has acted as expert for the Council of Europe on human and minority rights issues, and works as a trainer and expert for the Council, the European Union, the UN, Amnesty International and others. He has over 90 publications on topics of international law, human rights, minority rights and Russian law. His latest book is Law, Rights and Ideology in Russia: Landmarks in the Destiny of a Great Power (Routledge 2013). Bill is International Secretary of the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, and President of the European Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights. He is a founder and Executive Committee Member of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, and a Trustee of the Redress Trust, working for torture survivors.

 

Robert Cryer2Robert Cryer LLB (Cardiff); LLM, PhD (Nottingham) took up a chair in international and criminal law in the University of Birmingham in 2007, prior to that he taught in the Universities of Manchester (18999-2001) and Nottingham (2001-2007). His major teaching and research interests are in international law and criminal law. In addition to a number of articles and book chapters he is the author of Prosecuting International Crimes: Selectivity and the International Criminal Law Regime (Cambridge: CUP, 2005) and co-author (with Neil Boister) of The Tokyo International Military Tribunal: A Reappraisal (Oxford: OUP, 2008) and (with Håkan Friman, Darryl Robinson and Elizabeth Wilmshurst) of An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure (Cambridge: CUP, 3rd ed 2014). He is currently writing a book on the interpretation of humanitarian law by international criminal tribunals for Oxford University Press. He is co-editor of the Journal of Conflict and Security Law, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of International Criminal Justice.

 

Jaap DoekJaap Doek (degree in law, Vrije Universiteit; Doctorate of Law Vijftig jaar Ondertoezichtstelling) was a professor of Family and Juvenile Law at the VU University of Amsterdam, a professor of Juvenile Law at the University of Leiden (1998 – 2003),  a visiting scholar at Georgetown University School of Law and the School of Law of the University of Michigan (1993), and a visiting professor at Northwestern University Law School in Chicago in 1999. He has been a juvenile court judge for eight years and a deputy justice in the Court of Appeal of Amsterdam for five years. He was a member of the UN CRC Committee 1999 – 2007) and the chairperson of that Committee (2001 – 2007). He is an extra- ordinary professor at the Anton de Kom University of Suriname, the chairperson of Aflatoun (an international NGO for the promotion of Social and Financial Education), a member of the International Board of Trustees of the African Child Policy Forum and a consultant for UNICEF in, among others countries, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Nepal.

 

Pablo de GreiffPablo de Greiff took up his functions as a UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence on 1 May 2012. He is also the Director of Research at the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) based in New York, United States.Before joining the ICTJ, Mr. de Greiff was an associate professor with tenure in the Philosophy department at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he taught ethics and political theory. He has lectured in many countries and universities across Europe and the Americas, including at the European University Institute, Yale, Harvard, Columbia, NYU and academic events in Morocco, Colombia, Chile, Germany, amongst others. Previously, he was a recipient of the Laurence S. Rockefeller fellowship at the Center for Human Values, Princeton University, and held a concurrent fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.Mr. de Greiff has published extensively on transitions to democracy, democratic theory, and the relationship between morality, politics, and law, and is in the board of editors of the International Journal of Transitional Justice and of several book series related to the topic.

 

Nazila Ghanea2Nazila Ghanea BA (Keele), MA (Leeds), PhD (Keele). Associate Professor in International Human Rights Law, University of Oxford and Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford. Member of the OSCE Advisory Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief. Her areas of expertise include non-discrimination and equality, freedom of religion or belief, minority rights and human rights in the Middle East. She has published in these areas, including journal articles with the International and Comparative Law Quarterly and the Human Rights Quarterly. She has carried out research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Qatar Foundation and the Open Society Institute and published five papers for the UN. She is an Associate Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub, a member of the Board of Governors of the Universal Rights Group, on the Advisory Board of the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Religion and Human Rights.

 

Colin Harvey2Colin Harvey is Professor of Human Rights Law, Queen’s University Belfast and a former Head of the School of Law and Director of the Human Rights Centre. Before returning to Queen’s in 2005 he was Professor of Constitutional and Human Rights Law at the University of Leeds.  He has held visiting positions at the University of Michigan, Fordham University, and the LSE. Professor Harvey was a member of the REF2014 Law sub-panel and the REF2014 Equality and Diversity Advisory Panel. He has served as a Commissioner on the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, and as a member of the Northern Ireland Higher Education Council.  He is a member of the Academic Panel at Doughty Street Chambers, a Senior Research Associate at the Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London and has taught on the George Washington University – Oxford University Summer Programme on International Human Rights Law, and the Master’s in International Human Rights Law at Oxford University. He is on the editorial boards of Human Rights Law Review, European Human Rights Law Review and Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly and is the Series Editor of Human Rights Law in Perspective. He has written and taught extensively on refugee law and policy

 

Christof Heyns3Christof Heyns MA, LLB (Pretoria); LLM (Yale); PhD (Witwatersrand) is a professor of human rights law and Director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law at the University of Pretoria, where he served as Dean of the Faculty of Law and Director of the Centre for Human Rights. He also teaches human rights law at the American University in Washington DC. He was United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions 2010 – 2016. He chaired the UN Independent Investigation on Burundi in 2016 and was elected to be a member of the UN Human Rights Committee as from 2017. He has published widely in the field of human rights.

 

Dino Kritsiotis2Dino Kritsiotis is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Nottingham, where has taught since October 1994. He read law at the University of Wales College of Cardiff and at the University of Cambridge, from where he obtained his LL.M. with Distinction in June 1992. Professor Kritsiotis has taught at the University of Michigan Law School (2003, 2005-2008, 2010), the University of Melbourne (2011) and the University of New South Wales in Sydney (2012). In January 2011, he served as the Robert K. Castetter Distinguished Visiting Foreign Law Professor at California Western School of Law. Professor Kritsiotis specializes in general international law, the legal regulation of force and armed conflict, as well as the history and theory of international law and has published widely in these fields.

 

philip_leachPhilip Leach is Professor of Human Rights, a solicitor, and Director of the Human Rights and Social Justice Research Institute at London Metropolitan University. He is Director of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) (also based at London Metropolitan University) which advises and assists Russian and Georgian NGOs in litigating before the European Court of Human Rights. He was formerly Legal Director of Liberty and of the Kurdish Human Rights Project and has extensive experience of representing applicants before the European Court, in particular against the UK, Turkey and Russia. He is the author of Taking a Case to the European Court of Human Rights, a member of the Editorial Board of The European Human Rights Law Review and a Trustee of the Media Legal Defence Initiative.

 

Wade MansellWade Mansell is Professor of International Law at the University of Kent.  Originally from New Zealand he received his degrees from Victoria University of Wellington and qualified as a barrister and solicitor.  For ten years he convened the University of Kent’s LLM in International Law with International Relations both at Canterbury and at the University’s campus in Brussels.  He has also been the course leader for Public International Law for the University of London’s International LLB programme for a number of years.  Much of his writing is concerned with critical approaches to law, particularly international law and international human rights law.  He is currently an External Examiner for the London School of Economics’ LLM programme.  His most recent publication (September 2013) is a co-authored book, International Law: A Critical Introduction.

 

Jeremy McBride2Jeremy McBride LLB (Cantab). Barrister, Monckton Chambers, London (2006-) and Visiting Professor, Central European University (1997-). He is also a Member (2008-) of the Expert Council on NGO Law of the Council of Europe’s Conference on INGOs (2008-). He is an expert on human rights law for the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Office of the High Commission for Human Rights and UNDP, as well as Editor, Butterworths Human Rights Cases. He was the co-founder and Chair of INTERIGHTS (the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights) until its closure in 2014 and was formerly Reader in International Human Rights Law, University of Birmingham (1978-2006) and Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency (2010-13).

 

Gay McDougallGay J. McDougall holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and an LL.M. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has Honorary Doctor of Law degrees from Georgetown University Law Center, the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa), the School of Law of the City University of New York, Agnes Scott College and Kalamazoo College. She is currently Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School in New York. Gay McDougall served as the first United Nations Independent Expert on Minority Issues from 2005 through 2011. She was Executive Director of the international NGO Global Rights from 1994 through 2006. Among her many other international roles, from 1997- 2001 she served as an Independent Expert on the UN treaty body that oversees compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination; she played a leadership role in the UN Third World Conference against Racism; and she was Special Rapporteur on the issue of systematic rape and sexual slavery practices in armed conflict for the UN Sub-Commission on Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (1995-1999).

 

Juan Mendez2Juan E. Méndez holds an Abogado degree (JD equivalent) from the Stella Maris Catholic University, Mar del Plata, Argentina, and a certificate from the Washington College of Law, The American University, Washington, DC, (1980).  He is admitted to the bar of the District of Columbia, USA and of Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata, Argentina.  He teaches at the Washington College of Law and is currently the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture.  He is the author, with Marjory Wentworth, of Taking a Stand: The Evolution of Human Rights. He was President of the International Center for Transitional Justice between 2004 and 2009. He is a Visiting Fellow, Kellogg College, Oxford, and in 2009 and 2010 he was an Advisor to the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, on Crime Prevention.  In the summer of 2009 he was a Scholar-in-Residence at the Ford Foundation, New York.  He is also former Special Advisor to the Secretary General (UN) on Prevention of Genocide.  At Human Rights Watch he directed the Americas division (1982-1993) and was later General Counsel (1994-1996).  He was Executive Director of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in Costa Rica (1996-1999).  From 2000 to 2003 he was a member – and in 2002 the President – of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States. He has taught at the University of Notre Dame, Georgetown Law School and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and he teaches regularly at the Oxford Masters Program in International Human Rights Law.

 

Rachel Murray

Rachel Murray is Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Bristol and Director of its Human Rights Implementation Centre. The HRIC undertakes regular work on OPCAT and torture prevention, among other areas. Rachel’s specialist areas are OPCAT, the implementation of human rights decisions and judgments and the African human rights system. She has written widely in this area (e.g. Implementation of the Findings of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, with Debbie Long, Cambridge University Press, 2015; The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture, OUP, with Steinerte, Evans and Hallo de Wolf), and articles in leading legal human rights journals. She also advises national, regional and international organisations as well as governments and individuals on these areas. She holds a number of grants, including a major grant from the ESRC on implementation. She is on the board of the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa, and is a Fellow of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex and a member of Doughty Street Chambers. She is also a magistrate.

 

David Petrasek2David Petrasek BA (University of Waterloo); LLB (Osgoode Hall, York University); LLM (London School of Economics); Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. Professor Petrasek has worked in the human rights and conflict resolution fields for over 20 years, with NGOs, the United Nations and research centres, including as Senior Director for Policy at Amnesty International, Research Director at the International Council for Human Rights Policy, and Policy Director at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue. His areas of interest include the protection of human rights in times of conflict, the extension of human rights obligations to non-sate actors, the contribution of human rights advocacy to poverty eradication efforts, and the resolution of armed conflict through mediation. He has taught international human rights and humanitarian law courses at universities in Canada, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Most recently he worked as a Special adviser to Irene Khan, then Secretary-General of Amnesty International, and co-authored with her Unheard truths – human rights and poverty.

 

Lavanya Rajamani2Lavanya Rajamani is a Research Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. She was previously a University Lecturer in Environmental Law, and Fellow & Director of Studies in Law at Queens’ College, Cambridge, and before that Junior Research Fellow in Public International Law at Worcester College, Oxford. She writes, teaches and advises on international environmental law, in particular international climate change law and policy.  Her publications include International Climate Change Law (Oxford University Press, UK, forthcoming 2017, co-author), Promoting Compliance in the Emerging Climate Regime (CUP, 2011, co-editor), Implementation of International Environmental Law (Hague Academy of International Law, 2011, co-editor), Climate Change Liability: Transnational Law and Practice (CUP, 2011, co-editor), Differential Treatment in International Environmental Law (Oxford University Press, UK, 2006, author), and numerous peer-reviewed articles in law journals.   She served as Rapporteur for the International Law Association’s Committee on Legal Principles Relating to Climate Change, and as Research Director for the Hague Academy of International Law’s Centre for Studies and Research (International Environmental Law). She has worked on and followed the climate negotiations since 1998, in different capacities, including as a negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States, and consultant to the FCCC Secretariat, the Danish Ministry of Climate Change and the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests. She was part of the UNFCCC core drafting and advisory team at the Paris negotiations. Lavanya holds an LLM from Yale, a DPhil and BCL from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes scholar, and a B.A.LL.B. (Honours) from National Law School, Bangalore. She has held several visiting fellowships at Universities across the world, including most recently as the Sir Frank Holmes Visiting Fellow at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

 

Patricia Sellers2Patricia Sellers Viseur BA (Rutgers); JD, (Univ. of Pennsylvania); Dra. Hon Causa (C.U.N.Y.); Special Advisor for Prosecution Strategies to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Visiting Fellow, Kellogg College, International lawyer and legal consultant in international human rights law, international criminal law and human rights law. She has testified as an expert witness in cases before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Spanish national court. She has served as Special Advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children in Armed Conflict and governments and I.Os and NGOs. From 1994-2007, Professor Sellers was the Legal Advisor for Gender Related Crimes and Senior Acting Trial Attorney in the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. In that capacity, she advised teams of investigators and trial attorneys on the prosecution of sex-based crimes under the tribunals’ Statutes and pertinent doctrines of humanitarian law. She has lectured widely and authored numerous articles on international criminal law. Recent articles include, Rape and Sexual Violence, Chapter 16, The Geneva Conventions in Context: A Commentary with Indira Rsenthal and  Issues of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence at the ECCC, with Valerie Ooosterveld. Prior to her work as an international prosecutor, Professor Sellers served at the Directorate General for External Relations at the European Commission, the Ford Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, and the Philadelphia Defender Association. She is the recipient of the American Society of International Law’s Prominent Women in International Law award.

 

Andrew ShacknoveAndrew Shacknove AB (Bowdoin); PhD (Yale); JD (Harvard); MA (Oxon). Associate Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Law programmes, including the MSt, at Oxford. From 1990-92 he was the Joyce Pearce Research Fellow and a Senior Common Room member at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and from 1993-2010 a Governing Body Fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford.  Dr Shacknove has worked with refugees and other immigrants in New York, Boston, Miami, with the UNHCR in Malaysia, and in Oxford with immigration detainees. He was for many years an instructor on refugee and human rights law for the United Kingdom Home Office Asylum Division. He has written on the refugee definition, asylum, ethical aspects of refugee policy and refugee status determination procedures in Europe and North America.

 

PatrickThornberryPatrick Thornberry CMG, LLB (London), LLM, PhD (Keele), is Emeritus Professor of International Law at Keele University and Visiting Fellow, Kellogg College, Oxford. From 2001-2014, Professor Thornberry was the UK member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), and acted as Rapporteur of that Committee from 2002-2008. Among his many publications, works such as International Law and the Rights of Minorities, Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights, and (with M. Amor Martin), and Minorities in Europe, are prominent in the field of international law and human rights, and Oxford University Press has recently (July 2016) published his extensive commentary on the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Professor Thornberry is a former Chairman of Minority Rights Group and has worked as legal consultant to a variety of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. In HM Queen Elizabeth’s New Years Honours List of 2006, Patrick Thornberry was awarded a CMG – Companion of St Michael and St George – for services to international human rights, on the nomination of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

 

Elizabeth UmlasElizabeth Umlas, AB (Harvard), PhD (Yale), Lecturer at the University of Fribourg and the University of Geneva. Dr Umlas is an independent researcher and consultant with 15 years of experience in the field of business and human rights. She currently serves as senior advisor to two global union federations. Her research interests include workplace rights, the rights of workers in global supply chains, and the emerging phenomenon of “benefit corporations” and the implications for human rights accountability. Her recent publications have included several research papers for UN organizations and a book chapter on multinational corporations’ use of private security (Cambridge University Press). She has served as senior research analyst for human rights at KLD Research & Analytics (2001-2007), manager of policy research at Oxfam America (1999-2001), and program officer and consultant at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (1996-1999). Dr Umlas is a co-founder of Sustainable Finance Geneva and a board member of Media Matters for Women.

 

Frans ViljoenFrans Viljoen (MA, LLB, LLD (Pretoria); LLM (Cambridge)) is Director of the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. He is also the academic co-ordinator of the LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa), presented by the Centre, in collaboration with fourteen partner law faculties across Africa. He has been involved in advocacy and training in and on the African regional human rights system, and published widely on international human rights law, including the book  International Human Rights Law in Africa. He is editor-in-chief of the African Human Rights Law Journal and co-editor of the English and French versions of the African Human Rights Law Reports

 

nevena-vuckovic-sahovicProf Nevena Vučković Šahović is a professor of International Public Law and Human Rights Law at the Faculty of Law of the University UNION in Belgrade. She is the founder of the Center for Children’s Rights in Belgrade. In addition, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, Chair of the UN Voluntary Fund for the Contemporary forms of Slavery (2014) and member of Children’s Peace Prize, The Netherlands. Between 2003 -2009 she was a member and general rapporteur of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Nevena Vuckovic Sahovic has taught at universities in the country and abroad, including in the Netherlands, the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Kazakhstan and others. She has participated in numerous conferences in the country and abroad and has led expert meetings in, among others, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ukraine, Romania, Albania, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Oman, in close cooperation with international organizations such as UN, UNICEF, OHCHR, the Council of Europe, the OSCE and international NGOs. She is the author and editor of numerous articles and books published in the country and abroad.

 

Former teaching staff include:

Mr Hasan Bakirci
Senior Lawyer, European Court of Human Rights

Prof Christine Chinkin
Professor of International Law, London School of Economics

Dr Radhika Coomaraswamy
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

Prof Marie-Bénédicte Dembour
Professor of Law and Anthropology, University of Sussex

Justice Richard Goldstone
Constitutional Court of South Africa

Prof Paul Hoffman
Schonbrun, De Simone, Seplow, Harris and Hoffman LLP

Ms Hina Jilani
Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Mr John McManus
Counsel, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section, Department of Justice, Canada

Prof William Schabas
Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway

Prof Sigrun Skogly
Professor of Human Rights Law, Lancaster University

Prof Geraldine Van Bueren
Professor of International Human Rights Law, Queen Mary University of London; Visiting Fellow, Kellogg College, Oxford

Prof David Weissbrodt
Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School