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Salford Business School

Dr Nicolas Kang-Riou



Nicolas specialises in international human rights law. He has obtained his PhD from the University of Strasbourg (France) on the use of public international law by the European Court of Human Rights. He has also worked for the International Institute of Human Rights (Institut Cassin) in Strasbourg to deliver human rights training sessions.

He is one of the editors of Confronting the Human Rights Act – Contemporary Themes and Perspectives (Routledge, 2012) which followed on the successful Salford Human Rights Conference in 2010, questioning 10 years of operation of the Human Rights Act 1998.



Human Rights Law LLB, module leader.

EU law LLB, module leader

International law LLB

Research Interests


International law, human rights, jurisprudence, Christian perspective on the law.

PhD Supervision

I am currently supervising doctoral students on the following topics:

UN Human rights system and Iran / Socio-Economic Rights of refugees / the right to patient confidentiality in Saudi Arabia / the protection of the right to health in Nigeria / the protection of human rights within the supply chain of Canadian multinational corporations.

I would be interested in supervising future doctoral students in:

human rights law (international, European, UK, France, comparative), international law (general international law, theory). I am particularly interested to supervise a thesis relating to dementia and the law.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • Phd in public law (Strasbourg, France)
  • LLM International Business Law (Exeter)
  • MA European Human Rights Law (Strasbourg)
  • Licence en droit (French LLB, Rennes)
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association (member)
  • European Society of International law (member)



Kang-Riou, N & Baudoin, M 2017, ‘Vers un droit à l’autonomie des personnes vivant avec la maladie d’Alzheimer?’, Gérontologie et société, 39(154), pp.45-59.

Kang-Riou, N2017 'Moving away from common sense: the impact of the juridification of human rights', in: Cowell, F (ed). Critically Examining the Case Against the 1998 Human Rights Act,  Routledge, London, UK.

Kang-Riou N, Milner J & Nayak S (ed.) 2012, Confronting the Human Rights Act: Themes & Perspectives, Routledge, London, UK.

‘Confronting the legalization of human rights: a counterpoint’ in Kang-Riou N, Milner J & Nayak S 2012, Confronting the Human Rights Act: Themes & Perspectives, Routledge (Law), London, UK.

‘La CourEDH refuse de contrôler les opérations internationales de maintien de la paix.’, L'Europe des Libertés, 2007.