Prof. Robert McCorquodale

Director of British Institute of International and Comparative Law

United Kingdom

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.

Previously he was a Fellow and Lecturer in Law at St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, from where he received his PhD, and at the Australian National University in Canberra. Before embarking on an academic career, he worked as a solicitor in commercial litigation with Mallesons Stephen Jacques in Sydney and Herbert Smith Freehills in London. He is also a barrister at Brick Court Chambers in London.

Professor McCorquodale’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of public international law and human rights law, including the role of non-state actors. He has published widely on these areas, and has provided advice to governments, corporations, international organisations, non-governmental organisations and peoples concerning international law and human rights issues, including advising on the drafting of new constitutions and conducting training courses. 

He is one of the authors of Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict: An International Law Handbook (2012) and was closely involved in the research supervision of Education and the Law of Reparations in Insecurity and Armed Conflict(2013).