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Research Interests

  • International development law and finance
  • Transnational law and policy
  • International arbitration
  • Human rights linkages to investment and international trade

Additional Information

Ilias Bantekas is a Professor of International Law and Arbitration at Hamad bin Khalifa University (a member of Qatar Foundation) College of Law. He has held posts at Brunel, Harvard, SOAS, Miami, Cleveland-State, Trier and elsewhere. He regularly consults governments and international organisations on international law, human rights and development and acts as arbitrator in international commercial disputes. He was a senior member of the Greek Debt Truth Committee and in 2011 he was nominated by UNDP to co-draft the constitution of South Sudan.



Ilias Bantekas has published close to 150 articles and book chapters in top periodicals, including British Yearbook of International Law, International & Comparative Law Quarterly, European Journal of International Law, American Journal of International Law, Journal of International  Dispute Settlement, Arbitration International, Journal of International Criminal Justice and others.
He is the author of 16 books. Key books include:

Business and Human Rights (eds with MA Stein)
Cambridge University Press (2020)

Commentary on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (with P Ortolani et al) Cambridge University Press (2020), pp 1400

International Human Rights Law and Practice (with L Oette) Cambridge University Press (1st edition 2013, 2nd edition 2016, 3rd edition 2020), pp 800

International Law (with E Papastavridis) Oxford University Press (1st edition 2013, 2nd edition 2015, 3rd edition 2017, 4th edition 2019), pp 220

Sovereign Debt and International Human Rights (eds, with C Lumina) Oxford University Press (2018)

Commentary on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (with D Anastasiou and M Stein, eds) Oxford University Press, (2018), pp 2000

The International Criminal Court and Africa (eds, with C Jalloh) Oxford University Press (2017), pp 500

Introduction to International Arbitration Cambridge University Press (2015), pp 350

Criminological Approaches to International Criminal Law (ed) Cambridge University Press (2014), pp 370

International Criminal Law Hart Publishing (2010, 4th edition), pp 700

Trust Funds in International Law and the Trustee Obligations of the UN and International Development Banks Cambridge University Press & Asser (2009), pp 300

Principles of Direct and Superior Responsibility in International Humanitarian Law Manchester University Press (2002), pp 150