Prof Sandesh Sivakumaran

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Prof Sandesh Sivakumaran

Senior Fellow | Lieber & 2022 Lieber Scholar

Sandesh Sivakumaran is Professor of International Law, co-Deputy Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, and Fellow of St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge. He was previously Professor of Public International Law at the University of Nottingham. He has been a non-resident research scholar at the United States Naval War College Stockton Center for International Law and has held visiting fellowships at Melbourne Law School and New York University School of Law.

Sandesh has published on a variety of topics in public international law. He is the author of The Law of Non-International Armed Conflict (OUP, 2012), which was awarded the International Committee of the Red Cross Paul Reuter Prize, the American Society of International Law Francis Lieber Prize, and the European Society of International Law Book Prize. He is one of the authors of Oppenheim's International Law: United Nations (OUP, 2017) (with Dame Rosalyn Higgins, Philippa Webb, Dapo Akande and James Sloan), which was awarded the American Society of International Law Certificate of Merit. He is co-author of Cases and Materials on International Law (Sweet and Maxwell, 9 ed, 2020) (with David Harris), co-editor of International Human Rights Law (OUP, 3 ed, 2017) (with Daniel Moeckli and Sangeeta Shah), and co-editor of Asia-Pacific Perspectives on International Humanitarian Law (CUP, 2019) (with Suzannah Linton and Tim McCormack). He is a recipient of the Journal of International Criminal Justice Giorgio La Pira prize and the Antonio Cassese prize.

Sandesh has been Fellow of the International Bar Association and Associate Legal Officer to Judge Mohamed Shahabuddeen at the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda; and Judicial Fellow to Judges Dame Rosalyn Higgins and Peter Tomka at the International Court of Justice.

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