Professor Robert McCorquodale


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Professor Robert McCorquodale's expertise is in the areas of public international law, international human rights law, and business and human rights.

He has provided advice and training to governments (in both developed and developing countries), corporations, international organization, non-governmental organizations and peoples, concerning international law and human rights issues. This includes advising on the drafting of new constitutions and on the right to self-determination.

He is co-author of one of the leading texts in international law: Cases and Materials on International Law (6th ed., 2018); and is on the editorial board of a number of respected academic journals, including the International and Comparative Law Quarterly.

Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

Book chapters

  • MCCORQUODALE R, 2017. 'Sources and the "Subjects" of International Law: A Plurality of Law-Making Participants'. In: BESSON S and D'ASPREMONT J, eds., Oxford Handbook on the Sources of International Law Oxford University Press. 749-768.

Refereed journal articles

  • BONNITCHA J. and MCCORQUODALE R.G., 2017. 'The Concept of Due Diligence in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights European Journal of International Law. 28(3), 899-923
  • MCCORQUODALE R, SMIT L., NEELY S. and BROOKS R., 2017. 'Human Rights Due Diligence in Law and Practice'Business and Human Rights Journal. 2(2), 195-224
  • GAUCI, J-P, GRIFFITH, A and MCCORQUODALE R, 2017. 'Brexit Financial Disputes and Public International Law' European Law Review. 5, 619-634

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