Professor Malcolm Shaw is a Senior Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge and is also part-time Research Professor in International Law at the University of Leicester.
As a practising barrister, Professor Malcolm Shaw has developed an international reputation for advising on territorial disputes; law of the sea; state succession; state immunity; recognition of foreign governments and states; human rights; self-determination and international organisations. Advice has been given to the Army Prosecuting Authority, CPS, Treasury Solicitor, a significant number of foreign governments, international organisations and private clients. He has also appeared before the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, the High Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords. He has recently appeared for the Republic of Serbia before the International Court of Justice and for the Republic of Azerbaijan before the European Court of Human Rights. He is also author of one of the leading textbooks on international law (International Law, Cambridge University Press, 6th edition, 2008; translated into Polish, Hungarian, Portuguese and Chinese). Professor Shaw is a Trustee of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
In addition to a varied and extensive international practice, he also has an extensive career in the academy, having been Head of a Law School, the founder and first Director of the Essex Human Rights Centre and a member of the national Law Panels for both the 1996 and 2001 Higher Education Funding Council's Research Exercise, as well as a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Review of Law in 2005.