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Centre for Law and Conflict


Mashood Baderin
Professor Mashood Baderin

Islamic Law, International and Comparative Human Rights Law, Public International Law, Human Rights & Islamic Law, especially interaction between International Law, Human Rights Law, and Islamic Law in Muslim States. Appointed as Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in the Sudan by the UN Human Rights Council at its 19th Session on 23rd March 2012.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4715
  • Email: mb78@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 220
  • Office Hours: Mon 5-6pm & Tues 5-6pm
Catriona Drew
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

Kate Grady
Staff Silhouette

Criminal law; public international law especially international criminal law, peace and security, peacekeeping, the United Nations, gender, and human rights.

Gina Heathcote
Gina Heathcote

International feminist legal theories; International Law especially laws on the use of force; women's human rights; political and legal theories

  • Tel: 020 7898 4367
  • Email: gh21@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 535
  • Office Hours: Monday and Thursday 9:30-10:30am

Kevin Jon Heller
Kevin Jon Heller

Criminal Law, comparative criminal law, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, legal theory.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4720
  • Room: 233
  • Office Hours: Thursdays 14:00 - 16:00
Catherine Jenkins
Chair, Centre for Law and Conflict
Staff Silhouette Human rights; transitional justice; law and conflict; international criminal law; post-conflict reform and reconstruction; legal developments in post-apartheid South Africa; law and society in Africa.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4676
  • Email: cj3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 236
  • Office Hours: Thursday 14.00 to 16.00

Martin W Lau
Martin Lau Laws of South Asia; comparative environmental law, Islamic law
  • Tel: 020 7898 4657
  • Email: ml1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 231
  • Office Hours: Mondays 13:30 - 15:30
Maria Federica Moscati
Staff Silhouette

Comparative legal studies; English family law and comparative family law; access to justice and alternative dispute resolution; human rights especially children’s rights and LGBTI rights; Law and Society in South East Asia (especially Indonesia).

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: 020 7898 4658
  • Email: sn21@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 299
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 14:30-16:30
Lutz Oette
Lutz Oette

Public international law; human rights, particularly prohibition of torture; victims' rights and reparation; human rights, law reform and justice in Sudan 

  • Tel: 020 7898 4727
  • Email: lo8@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 235
  • Office Hours: Friday 12:30 to 13:30

Emilia Onyema
Emilia Onyema

International arbitration (commercial and investment); OHADA law; Commercial contracts; International sale of goods; International carriage of goods; Nigerian customary laws.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4717
  • Email: eo3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 242
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 11:30- 13:30