School of Law, Gender and Media

Dr Catriona Drew

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School of Law, Gender and Media Lecturer in Law School of Law, Gender and Media PGT Admission & Recruitment Tutor School of Law, Gender and Media Learning and Teaching Mentor (UG)
LLB (Aberdeen) PhD (London)
Russell Square: College Buildings
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+44 (0)20 7898 4482


Dr Catriona Drew teaches public international law in the School of Law and the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London. Before joining SOAS she taught for many happy years at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. She holds a LLB from the University of Aberdeen and a PhD from the London School of Economics. She has been a visiting fellow at the Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School (1999–2000) and at the Hauser Global Law School, New York University School of Law (2006–2007). She is co-founder and co-director of the Centre for the study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law at SOAS, and co-founder and Managing Editor of the London Review of International Law In 2008, Catriona and Professor Aeyal Gross, were jointly awarded the Director's Teaching Prize for their LLM/MA course: Law, Human Rights and Peacebuilding: The Israel-Palestine Case. Catriona’s research interests lie in the area of international legal history with a particular focus on the law on self-determination of peoples. She is currently completing a book, Self-determination: the Untold Story of Population Transfer,to be published by Cambridge University Press.

Research interests

Public International Law, self- determination of peoples, human rights and the theory of international law.

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Mr Christopher Argyris Nothing Secedes Like Succession: Why Self-Determination Movements Fail to Achieve State Sovereignty and International Recognition
Melinda Janki External self-determination under international law.
Syed Masud Reza
Victoria Allen Stainsby Hungry Ghosts of Empire: Reimagining Postcolonial Narrative and Law
Paola Zichi Thesis (Working) Title: On Feminist Approaches to Self-Determination in Mandatory Palestine


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