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Professor Jean Allain

Professor of International Law

Faculty and Department

  • Research and Enterprise
  • Institutes

Summary

Prof Jean Allain's archival research and legal analysis on the international abolition of slavery has been foundational to the law of modern slavery. He is Special Adviser to Anti-Slavery International, the world's oldest human rights organisation; Professor of Law at Monash University, Australia; Extraordinary Professor, University of Pretoria, South Africa; and Visiting Professor, Beijing Normal University, China. Prof Allain received his doctorate from the University of Geneva in Switzerland. During this period, he clerked for the first President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Book Chapter

Decolonisation as the Source of the Concepts of Jus Cogens and Obligations Erga Omnes

Allain, J. (2017). Decolonisation as the Source of the Concepts of Jus Cogens and Obligations Erga Omnes. Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55898-1_3

Contemporary Slavery and its Definition in Law

Allain, J. (2017). Contemporary Slavery and its Definition in Law. In Contemporary Slavery: Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice

Property in Persons: Prohibiting Contemporary Slavery as a Human Rights

Allain, J. (2016). Property in Persons: Prohibiting Contemporary Slavery as a Human Rights. In Property Rights and Human Rights in a Global Context

Journal Article

White slave traffic in international law

Allain, J. (2017). White slave traffic in international law. Journal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation, 1(1), 1-40. https://doi.org/10.7590/24522775111

Slavery and its definition

Allain, J., & Bales, K. Slavery and its definition

Postgraduate supervision

Prof Allain welcomes applications in any area of public international law, specifically international human rights issues; the laws of war; the law of the sea; and international criminal law. Completed PhDs Prof Allain has an established track record of successful PhD completions, both here in the UK and in Australia.