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Professor Sir Malcolm Evans

Professor Sir Malcolm Evans

Professor Sir Malcolm Evans
KCMG, OBE, MA, DPhil(Oxon)

Professor of Public International Law

Office L107, Lewis Wing
Wills Memorial Building,
Queen's Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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+44 (0) 117 954 5335


International Law, particularly law of the sea and religious liberty; Human Rights; Prevention of Torture


Professor Malcolm D Evans, OBE 

Malcolm Evans is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Bristol.

He is a member and Chair of the UN Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture (the SPT) and currently Chair of the Meeting of Chairs of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies. He is also a member of the Foreign Secretary’s Human Rights Advisory Group. From 2002 – 2013 he was a member of the OSCE ODIHR Advisory Council on the Freedom of Religion or Belief. He is currently General Editor of the International and Comparative Law Quarterly and Co-Editor in Chief of the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion. Major published works include: Religious Liberty and International Law in Europe (CUP, 1997), Preventing Torture (OUP, 1998), Protecting Prisoners (ed) (OUP, 1999), Combating Torture in Europe (Council of Europe, 2002), Manual on the Wearing of Religious Symbols in Public Areas (Council of Europe/Brill, 2009), The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture (OUP, 2011). He is also Editor of International Law (OUP, 4th ed, 2014) and Blackstone’s International Law Documents (OUP, 11th ed, 2013).

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