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Centre of International Law and Colonialism

CCEIL Members

Matthew Craven
Director, Centre for the study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law
Matthew Craven Public international law, human rights (economic, social and cultural rights), international legal theory, history of international law (colonialism and decolonisation), international dispute settlement
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4673
  • Email: mc7@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 250
  • Office Hours: By appointment
Catriona Drew
Chair of Centre
Staff Silhouette

Public International Law; international legal history (particularly self-determination of peoples), and legal theory

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4482
  • Email: cd4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 533
  • Office Hours: Thursdays 16:00 - 18:00

Brenna Bhandar
Staff Silhouette

Indigenous rights, law and colonialism, post-colonial, feminist and critical legal theories.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4540
  • Email: bb29@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 541
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 13:00 to 15:00
Vanja Hamzić
Vanja Hamzić

Islamic Law; Laws of South Asia (esp. Pakistan), South East Asia (esp. Indonesia) and the Arab World; Legal Anthropology; Legal Historiography (esp. Seljuk, Mamluk, Ottoman and Mughal Law); Human Rights Law; Gender, Sexuality and Law; Legal Theory; Law of Tort; Family Law; Law and Aesthetics/Art; Global Law/Governance.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4501
  • Email: vh1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 539
  • Office Hours: Friday 12:00-13:40

Scott Newton
Scott Newton Post-Soviet law and legal/institutional reform in Central Asia and CIS; law and development (markets and globalisation in developing and transitional states); law, governance and post-conflict reconstruction; human rights
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4658
  • Email: sn21@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 299
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 14:30-16:30
Nimer Sultany
Nimer Sultany

Public Law; Legal and Political Theory; Comparative Constitutionalism; Public International Law and Human Rights Law.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4729
  • Email: ns30@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4408
  • Office Hours: Friday 13:00 - 15:00

Rahul Rao
Rahul Rao International relations theory, critical theory (especially postcolonial and queer
theory), comparative political thought, gender and sexuality, South Asia
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4534
  • Email: rr18@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4405
  • Office Hours: Monday 10am-12pm

Yoriko Otomo
Yoriko Otomo

Historical, feminist, critical.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4707
  • Email: yo4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4407
  • Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12.00-13.00
  • On Sabbatical:Term 1 and 2 (2015/16)
Hedi Viterbo
Hedi Viterbo

Law and politics; state violence (particularly in Israel/Palestine and the United States); childhood; sexuality

Visiting Academics

Aeyal Gross
Aeyal Gross
Dianne Otto
Visiting Fellow
Dianne Otto

Dianne Otto is Francine V. McNiff Chair in Human Rights Law and Director of the Institute for International Law and the Humanities (IILAH) at Melbourne Law School and a Professorial Research Associate at the Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS.