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: Wednesday 17:15 - 18:45

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 11.30 -13.30
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: Wednesday 10:00 - 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
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.


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.