SOAS University of London

School of Law

Dr Muin Boase

BSc (LSE), GDL (BPP), LLM (SOAS), BVC (Inns of Court), PhD (SOAS)
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Muin Boase
School of Law

Research Associate

Centre for Human Rights Law


Dr Muin Boase
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Dr Muin Boase began teaching international law at SOAS in 2010. He co-convened ‘International Law: Contemporary Issues’ (2015-2017) and co-convened the International Protection of Human Rights (2017-2018). He previously taught and lectured on ‘Public International Law with Special Reference to Asia and Africa’ (2010-2013) and (2016-2018) and gave lectures on ‘Foundations of International Law’ (2017-2018) and ‘International Criminal Law’ (2017-2018) and convened seminars for the course ‘International Law and Global Orders’ with Professor David Kennedy. He has also lectured for three years on ‘Censorship and Society’ at the University of Warwick.

Muin completed a doctorate in International Law at SOAS under the supervision of Professor Matthew Craven, which he is currently preparing for publication. This tells a critical history of the birth of international investment law, which compares the regime of ‘extraterritoriality’ in the 19th century with the development of international investment law during the period of decolonisation. Muin’s main research interests are in the law of treaties, state immunity, diplomatic immunity, international legal history and the international protection of human rights. He has presented conference papers at Harvard University, American University of Cairo, Warwick University and Goethe University Frankfurt.

Muin has extensive experience in international commercial arbitration having worked as a Research Assistant to Sir Bernard Rix of 20 Essex Street (2014-2016). He has dealt with numerous disputes according to LCIA, ICC, SIAC and UNCITRAL Rules. He is formally appointed as Tribunal Secretary in an LCIA arbitration concerning a matter of contract interpretation in an energy dispute. He has conducted research on a number of cases in public international law, including a state immunity case before the High Court, a case concerning diplomatic immunity, an ICSID Case and an UNCITRAL arbitration before the PCA. Prior to joining SOAS, he worked in the Chief Executives Board of the United Nations in New York.


  • Called to the English Bar, Middle Temple, 2009
  • Ad eundem member of Lincoln’s Inn since 2009