Professor Jean Allain

Professor of International Law


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.


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.

Journal Article

Slavery and its definition

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