Year of call: 1995

Matthew Happold is Professor in International Public Law at the University of Luxembourg, where he teaches public international law and international human rights law. He previously taught at the universities of Hull, Nottingham and Sussex, and worked at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School and a Visiting Professional in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

Matthew’s publications include International Law in a Multipolar World (Editor, Oct 2011), Child Soldiers in International Law  (2005) and Constitutional Human Rights in the Commonwealth  (co-editor with Michael Anderson, 2003), as well as articles in the Human Rights Law Review  (of which he is a member of the board of editors), the International and Comparative Law Quarterly , the Leiden Journal of International Law , the Netherlands International Law Review  and the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law .

Matthew Happold is an associate tenant at 3 Hare Court.


Convenor, Society of Legal Scholars' International Law Section; Member, Editorial Board, Human Rights Law Review.


BA (Modern History) Magdalen College, Oxford; MSc(History and Philosophy of Science) Imperial College, University of London; LLM (Corporate and Commercial Law) London School of Economics, University of London; Diploma (Public International Law) Hague Academy of International Law; PhD (Law), University of Nottingham