Hurst Hannum

Research Visitor, Michaelmas Term 2017


Hurst Hannum is Professor of International Law at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. His focus is on human rights and its role in the international legal and political order, including, in particular, issues such as self-determination, minority rights, and conflict resolution. He also has taught courses on public international law, international organizations, and nationalism and ethnicity.  His scholarly work has been complemented by service as consultant/advisor to a number of intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, including the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Department of Political Affairs, Minority Rights Group International, International Service for Human Rights, Amnesty International-USA, and Survival International-USA. He has been counsel in cases before European, Inter-American, and UN human rights bodies. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Hannum also has taught at the University of Hong Kong, Central European University (Budapest), Harvard, American University, Georgia, and Virginia. Professor Hannum is the author or editor of numerous books and articles on international law and human rights, including International Human Rights: Problems of Law, Policy, and Process; Guide to International Human Rights Practice; and Autonomy, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination: The Accommodation of Conflicting Rights. While in residence at the Bonavero Institute, he will complete a book manuscript on the future of human rights, drawing on his most recent article, “Reinvigorating Human Rights for the Twenty-first Century,” 16 Human Rights Law Review 409 (2016).

Hurst Hannum has also been appointed as Visiting Fellow of Mansfield College during his visit to Oxford.