Dr Richard Mackenzie-Gray Scott is a postdoctoral fellow at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Mansfield College and Fellow at St Antony’s College, where his research is funded by the British Academy. He previously worked at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, part of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, where he was a research fellow and a member of its equality, diversity and inclusion committee.

Richard has provided evidence to the Scottish Government, the UK Government and the UK Parliament, and has worked on cases before the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the London Court of International Arbitration, the UK Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeal. He also served on the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute Task Force on Drones. His research has been published by various institutions and in peer-reviewed journals. He has written for Prospect Magazine and his research has been reported in the press, including newspapers such as The Herald and The Times, as well as being referred to by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee of the UK Parliament.


Recent additions

Chapter (1)

P Webb and R Mackenzie-Gray Scott, 'Immunities and Irrelevance of Official Capacity' in J R W D Jones and M Zgonec-Rožej (eds), Blackstone’s International Criminal Practice (Oxford University Press 2023) (forthcoming)

Internet Publication (8)

Journal Article (4)

R Mackenzie-Gray Scott, 'Due Diligence as a Secondary Rule of General International Law' (2021) 34 Leiden Journal of International Law 343
R Mackenzie-Gray Scott, 'State Responsibility for Complicity in the Internationally Wrongful Acts of Non-State Armed Groups' (2019) 24 Journal of Conflict & Security Law 373
K Hausler and R Mackenzie-Gray Scott, 'Outside the Debate? The Potential Impact of Brexit for Cultural Heritage in the UK' (2017) 22 Art Antiquity & Law 101
R Mackenzie-Gray Scott, 'The European Union’s Approach to Trade Restrictions on Cultural Property: A Trendsetter for the Protection of Cultural Property in Other Regions?' (2016) 2 Art & Culture Law Review 211

Report (1)

R Mackenzie-Gray Scott, Judicial Scrutiny of COVID-19 Regulations in the UK: Addressing Deference to Data-Driven Decision-Making in Human Rights Cases (Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law 2021)

Review (1)

R Mackenzie-Gray Scott, 'Complicity and its Limits in the Law of International Responsibility' (2017) 66 International & Comparative Law Quarterly 1009 [Review]

Research Interests

Richard’s research interests span a number of subjects, including artificial intelligence, behavioural economics, constitutional law, cultural heritage, human rights, moral responsibility, political philosophy, public international law, and socioeconomic inequality.

Research projects