SOAS University of London

Colonialism, Empire and International Law

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: S334
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 13:30 - 14:30
  • On Sabbatical:Term 1 (2018/19)
Catriona Drew
Founding Co-Director
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: S332
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 14:15 - 15:45

Kate Grady
Co-Director
Staff Silhouette

Military law, criminal law, international criminal law, peace and security, peacekeeping, critical legal theories

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4719
  • Email: kate.grady@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S326
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursday 13.00 -15.00
Gina Heathcote
Co-Director
Gina Heathcote

International feminist legal theories; International Law especially laws on the use of force; collective security; political and legal theories; law of the sea; gender and conflict

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4367
  • Email: gh21@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S335
  • Academic Support Hours: Friday 13.30-15.30

Brenna Bhandar
Member
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: S331
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 17:00-18:00 & Wednesday 11:00-12:00
  • On Sabbatical:Term 2 (2018/19)
Vanja Hamzić
Member
Vanja Hamzić

Law and Society of South Asia (esp. Pakistan), South East Asia (esp. Indonesia) and West Africa (esp. Senegal); Islamic Law; Legal and Social History; Legal and Social Anthropology; Gender, Sexuality and the Law; Colonialism and Slavery in the 18th and 19th Centuries; Marxism; Critical Theory; Law of Tort; Global Law/Governance; Cold War Studies.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4501
  • Email: vh1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S336
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday 15:30-17:30

Michelle Staggs Kelsall
Member
Michelle Staggs Kelsall

International Law; Human Rights; Business & Human Rights; Law & Policy of Southeast Asia

  • Tel: +44 (0) 207 898 5113
  • Email: mk128@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S224
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesday 17:30 - 18:30 & Thursday 14:30 - 15:30
Olivia Lwabukuna
Member
Olivia Lwabukuna

Law and Development in Africa, Human Rights and Democracy in Africa, Natural Resource Governance in Africa, Law and Legal Reform in Post Conflict Reconstruction, Transitional Justice (Constitutions), Trade conflict and Law in Africa, Law and Policy on Internal Displacement in Africa

  • Tel: +44 (0) 207 074 5120
  • Email: ol3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S328
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 12.30-13.30 & Wednesday 13.30-14.30

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: S330
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00
Nimer Sultany
Member
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: S228
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursday 10:00 - 12:00
  • On Sabbatical:Term 1 (2018/19)

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: 4423
  • Academic Support Hours: Term 1: On Leave; Terms 2 & 3: Wednesday 10am-12pm
Yoriko Otomo
Otomo Yoriko

Environmental law; animal law; international law; legal history; feminist and critical legal theories


Visiting Academics

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.