Jean Allain

Professor Jean Allain

Professor of International Law

Faculty and Department

  • Institutes
  • Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation

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.

Recent outputs

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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. In Z. Yihdego, M. Geboye Desta, & F. Merso (Eds.), Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law 2016, 35-59. Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55898-1_3

What is forced labour" A practical guide for humanities and social science research

Allain, J. (2018). What is forced labour? A practical guide for humanities and social science research. In Researching forced labour in the global economy: methodological challenges and advancesOxford University Press (OUP)

Khadduri as gatekeeper of the Islamic Law of Nations"

Allain, J. (2018). Khadduri as gatekeeper of the Islamic Law of Nations?. In International law and Islam: historical explorations, 127-145. Brill Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004388376_008

Conceptualizing the exploitation of human trafficking

Allain, J. (2018). Conceptualizing the exploitation of human trafficking. In The SAGE handbook of human trafficking and modern day slaverySAGE Publications

Journal Article

Slavery and its obligations erga omnes

Allain, J. (2019). Slavery and its obligations erga omnes. Australian year book of international law, 36(1), 83-124. https://doi.org/10.1163/26660229_03601007

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.