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British Institute of International & Comparative Law (BIICL)


Professor Robert McCorquodale has been the Director of the British Institute of International & Comparative Law (BIICL) since January 2008. In this role, he has responsibility for the strategic development and management of all parts of BIICL, as well as being a researcher on a number of the projects. He is involved in training, in the organisation of events, and is the Co-General Editor of BIICL's major publication: the International and Comparative Law Quarterly.

Robert's research is primarily in public international law. This includes matters of international human rights law, the role of non-state actors, the right of self-determination, and on business and human rights issues. He has published widely on these areas, including his Cases and Materials on International Law (5th ed with Martin Dixon and Sarah Williams), and has assisted governments, corporations, international organisations, non-governmental organisations and peoples concerning international law and human rights issues.

Robert is also a Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Nottingham, and a barrister at Brick Court Chambers in London. Previously he was a Fellow and Lecturer in Law at St. John's College, University of Cambridge and at the Australian National University in Canberra. Before embarking on an academic career, he worked as a solicitor in commercial litigation with King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney and Herbert Smith Freehills in London.