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Professor Sir Malcolm Evans

Professor Sir Malcolm Evans

Professor Sir Malcolm Evans
KCMG, O.B.E., M.A., D.Phil.(Oxon.)

Professor of Public International Law

Office L107, Lewis Wing
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens 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 Sir Malcolm D Evans, KCMG, OBE 

Sir 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, from 2014-2015  Chair of the Meeting of Chairs of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies. He is also a member of the UK 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 Co-General Editor of the International and Comparative Law Quarterly and Co-Editor in Chief of the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion. He is also currently a member of the Commission on Religious Education established by the Religious Education Council and is a Member of the Panel of Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in England and Wales (IICSA) established in 2015 by the Home Secretary. 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, 13th ed, 2017).

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