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Jean Allain is a professor of international law.

     Associated Dean (Research) within the Faculty of Law at Monash University, Prof Allain is also Professor of International Law at the Wilberforce Institute (WISE) at the University of Hull, UK. He has been, since 2008, Extraordinary Professor with the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa; and is (2017-2020), Visiting Professor and Research Fellow at the Law School, Beijing Normal University.

     Prof Allain holds a Doctorate from the Graduate Institute for International Studies, University of Geneva, having written his dissertation at the Peace Palace Library in The Hague; during his graduate studies he clerked for the first President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He wrote his Masters thesis at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, in Costa Rica as a Fellow of the Organization of American States.  From 2015-2019, Prof Allain was Special Adviser to Anti-Slavery International, the world's oldest international human rights organisation.

     Prof Allain welcomes PhD supervisons in, generally, public international law, and more specificially, international human rights law (including slavery, forced labour, trafficking) the history of international law, international humanitrian law, international criminal law, and Law of the Sea. He would especially welcome students from Asia and the global south.

     Prof Allain's most recent book is: The Last Waltz of the Law of Nations: A Translation of The 1803 Edition of de Rayneval's The Institutions of Natural Law and the Law of Nations (Oxford University Press, 2019).

 

Research area keywords

  • Public International Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Humanitarian Law
  • Slavery
  • Forced Labour
  • Law of the Sea
  • Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
  • Legal history
  • Right to Food
  • Right to Housing
  • Right to Health
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